Rumours surrounding the next big thing from Nintendo have a familiar commonality. Instead of going for a 3D desktop console, Analysts are predicting the new Wii (2) will be HD.
Meanwhile sales for consoles have fallen drastically. The 3DS sold around 400,000 units in the USA, that’s under 4 times more than in the UK. The success story was short-lived. Soon after news emerged the 3DS reached a new record in pre-orders for consoles, insiders revealed the truth. The latest handheld from Nintendo is reportedly the most return games console ever.
Smartphone sales have increased month on month and the new PlayStation phone hopes to get in on the act. The handset can be bought on pay and go or contract. The Xperia Play has the familiar Playstation control pad, but the handset is very chunky compared to the sleek iPhone and Blackberry handsets which have much better features.
Just last week game stock reported the 3DS console had record number of pre-orders in the UK. 114 thousand units were preordered. The celebration has been short lived for Nintendo, who must be fearful of the disastour 3D console they first released in 1995 called the Virtual Boy, that was canned due to nausea complaints soon after launching.
Record levels of unwanted 3DS bundles have been returned to shops after thousands became ill after playing the device. The claims have been refuted by HMV, Game and Nintendo, who have all since issued statements.
FURIOUS gamers made ill by Nintendo’s new 3DS console have been REFUSED full refunds.
Record return levels were reported after thousands suffered headaches and dizziness. Many only got some cash back from shops – or nothing at all.
One dad became ill after playing the device for THREE MINUTES with his young son.
Is the 3DS doomed? Have retailers got one big secret to hide? So much for the GAME.co.uk play and trade-in offer which promised you to return the 3DS within 30 days and only pay £7.00. Have your say below.
Written by Harry Turner – 01/04/2011