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Old January 8th, 2013 (3:38 AM). Edited January 8th, 2013 by Captain Fabio.
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Will the 3DS cut off the audience?

Now we know the game is for the 3DS only, do you think this will cut down on the audience that can be targeted? The Pokemon games have always followed the trend of going onto a new handheld, but with the 3DS being the 'newest' console and some people not being able to afford it, do you think it will hurt the amount of people who can actually play the game?

Do you think that enough people have the 3DS? Do you think it is just how the games industry flows, going onto a new console? Do you think it is fair? What do you think of the lack of DS editions?
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With runaway successes like Animal Crossing back in Japan, no way! The 3DS really needs the momentum, and I'm sure that Nintendo's releases, if not Pokémon X and Y, are going to give it the momentum it needs.

I fail to see why they would push a new DS title this year. I've been doubting that since B/W (and then B2/W2 mindscrewed everyone).
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Definitely not. I mean, the Nintendo Direct was pretty much all about the natural progression of the series from handheld console to console. If people transitioned from GBC to GBA, I don't see why they won't transition to the 3DS. It just makes sense.
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I think if any game can boost and push the 3DS, it would be Pokemon. If I am honest, the announcement of the game and my first views of it, it is making me consider getting a 3DS later down the line for the game.
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    If anything, the release of these games on the 3DS will increase sells of the 3DS, plus due to the interactivity between Black 2 White 2 and the 3DS game Dream Radar, yeah it's not gonna end.
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      I don't think it's going to be an issue. When talking in Japan the majority have a 3DS.
      In the U.S. I believe enough people have a 3ds.
      But it's not like the 3ds hasn't been out for a while my friend.
      Those who are pokemon fans will buy one
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        Not to mention Pokemon X and Y does not come out until October at which time I am certain that at the very least the regular 3DS will have gone down in price.
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          No. There's your answer.

          It'll be just the opposite - this new Pokemon game will help the 3DS become a much bigger sell.

          People buy new consoles for new games, it's not rocket science.
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          I have to agree there, I think Pokemon could promote the console of 3DS and since with amazing games already out like the newest Animal Crossing, over time more people have started owning a 3DS,so no I don't think this will affect the games industry too much.
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          I consider myself 'done' with the DS and it's time to move on. I don't think it will push too many people away (maybe those who pirate excessively and those who aren't willing to give chances). Besides, there are several people who will buy a 3DS just for a new Pokemon game.
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          Not really. The change was inevitable, and a whole lot slower than the one to the DS. By keeping the games on the DS as well, it really limited what they could do with the games. I mean look at those graphics, and how it's entirely in 3D now. This change just gave me more of a reason to actually buy a 3DS now, and I doubt I'm the only one who has it that way.
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            I don't think so. If there's any harm done to the games reception it'll proably be at the same level as Generation 3's, still be the best games in the system.
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              No way, if anything this is the game that'll save the 3DS. Let's be honest, while it's a lot better now than it was, the 3DS is still struggling in the games department, but finally getting a main series Pokemon title will boost sales insanely. In fact, most people I know who where holding off on getting a 3DS where specifically waiting for Pokemon to be announced before buying one.
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              Yknow, I don't think so at all. For one, the 3ds isn't excessively over expensive, especially if you're buying preowned. Plus, it plays all the DS games so I can see a heap of kids trading in their old DSis for 3ds'.

              Plus, as soon as you say "this console is being phased out", every mother seems worried a DS will be a waste of space and upgrade
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              In Japan, 3DS has already sold better than the PS3 (10 mill VS 9 mill) and it's already 1/3 of the DS sales (32 mill), adding an average 200k per week (source, using info from Media Create), so, if anything, this game will boost the console a bit further. In Europe and the US, where the sales are a bit slower, it will be the step they needed to kill off DS and force people to move on.

              There have always been people who couldn't afford buying a GBA and that didn't kill Pokémon after Gen II.
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                The only problem is, you buy the 3DS to play pokemon, but what else? You can't just buy a new console just to play 1 or 2 games on.

                Yeah you may buy more games for it later down the line, but in the end your spending how ever much for a new console and new game(s) instead of just the new game.
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                For me they will lose tons of sales from this, A massive majority of sales for BW2 came from the standard DS buyers rather than 3DS users. SO in my opinion pokemon will be laid to rest this year, not everyone can afford a 3DS, I know they moved it to the 3ds so that they could make the graphics better and stuff but that still doesn't excuse the fact they just took a massive crap on standard DS users such as myself.
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                The only problem is, you buy the 3DS to play pokemon, but what else? You can't just buy a new console just to play 1 or 2 games on.
                Now, this is a very good point. If you don't have a 3DS already, how many of you are buying the console for this game alone?
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                  This will massively shift 3DS's through the roof, it looks brilliant!
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                    I doubt it will slow sales, considering most of the target audience own a 3DS. Heck, I know a lot of my friends bought a DS for 4th gen way back, and it's not like the 3DS doesn't look promising in the future.
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                    It will certainly boost 3DS Sales, I can imagine many people would buy a 3DS solely for these games.
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                    Yeah, I doubt it.

                    The 3DS seems to have a lot in sales, which means it probably has a broad audience. And the people who do not have one, will probably have one in the for the game.
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                    Clearly the answer is no, sweetie. The 3DS is doing well. And by all means, this will also be a console pusher as well.

                    Also as Went pointed out, Pokémon being on the GBA didn't kill off the franchise after II.
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                    For me they will lose tons of sales from this, A massive majority of sales for BW2 came from the standard DS buyers rather than 3DS users. SO in my opinion pokemon will be laid to rest this year, not everyone can afford a 3DS, I know they moved it to the 3ds so that they could make the graphics better and stuff but that still doesn't excuse the fact they just took a massive crap on standard DS users such as myself.
                    At this point, it's like complaining because there aren't enough PS2 games being released- instead everything is for the PS3! DS is outdated and BW2 were their swan song. Don't expect much else to be ever realeased for the DS anymore- certainly not Nintendo AAA's. All consoles die, and there has been enough "transition time" since the 3DS was released- it's time to move on and not let the huge DS limitations to force the programmers to make worse games than they could. Otherwise, we might as well still be playing our NESes.
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                    The only problem is, you buy the 3DS to play pokemon, but what else? You can't just buy a new console just to play 1 or 2 games on.

                    Yeah you may buy more games for it later down the line, but in the end your spending how ever much for a new console and new game(s) instead of just the new game.
                    Well that's just a sacrifice you're going to have to make then and you're going to have to get it eventually anyways because everything moves on at some point.
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