Survey: 30% of Japanese 3DS owners feel “anger or regret” over price drop

Thursday, 4th August 2011 16:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Japanese games site 4Gamer conducted a survey of 6,468 gamers in the country, and it found that 30 percent of 3DS owners obviously regret purchasing the handheld with the price drop imminent.

Those polled said they felt “anger or regret” over the price drop, and the upcoming free games apology would pacify them very little.

The survey also found that 49.4 percent felt the available library of games was unexceptional and they are “disappointed” with 3DS despite the upcoming game roster.

It was also found through the survey that 45.7 percent were unsure as to whether they would be purchasing Super Mario 3D Land or Mario Kart 7 upon release.

With price drop on the horizon, only 5.4 percent of those who have yet to purchase 3DS said they would buy one come August 11, and 42.1 percent said blamed their choice on the current games available. Of those who have yet to buy the handheld, 15.3 percent said had no intentions of ever pruchaing one.

A survey conducted in June by Goo Rankings, which polled 1,110 people, found that the majority of participants were waiting on price-drop before taking the 3DS plunge.

Interestingly, 65.2 percent of those polled said they would “probably” purchase Sony’s Vita when it launches later this year in Japan.

Thanks: Feticlub, Gamasutra.



  1. bennyrichards

    There are always prices drops, its the risk you take when yo buy something when it first comes on the market rather than waiting for the inevitable deals.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    3% or 30%? /confusion

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Fin


    Fuck off with your spam.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Lightmanone

    Price drops indeed are immenent, but normally 1 to 1,5 year after launch, not even a little less then half a year. That is why 30% regret buying the 3DS so early.

    I am one of the people who bought a 3DS on launch day. And even though I have to admit I rather have seen way more games released already on the 3DS, I am glad with the gesture they make: 20 extra games. I mean, they didn’t had to do that. Granted, they would have had a mutiny on their hands, but still. So I have made ammends with that and think: okay, Big N is big enough to grant us great titles for the handheld. And I always love free extra games :)
    Just have to wait 26 more days for the first 10 (nes) games to arrive! :D

    #4 3 years ago

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