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Sony and Nintendo experience success with their respective consoles

A 2009 study from the NPD Group, which is a leader in market research in the entertainment industry, found that 63 percent of Americans play video games. With findings like this, it's no wonder that game systems sell so well in the U.S. and around the world, and now, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced the cumulative sales of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Move.

The PlayStation 3 is Sony's third home video game console in the PlayStation series. It was first released in 2006, and features DualShock 3 controllers, a slim model, connectivity with PlayStation Portable, use of the Blu-ray Disc for storage and access to the online gaming service, the PlayStation Network. It also has more than 2,000 software titles including "Killzone 3" and "LittleBigPlanet 2." 

As of March 29, a total of 50 million PlayStation 3 units had been sold worldwide.

The PlayStation Move is a motion-sensing game controller platform for the PlayStation 3 that allows users to play PS3 games using a handheld motion controller wand. It was first launched in 2010.

As of April 3, over 8 million PlayStation Move units were sold worldwide. 

Sony isn't the only video game console developer experiencing success, though. Nintendo also recently announced that it sold 400,000 3DS systems during its first week of availability. The system was first launched in late March of this year.

"We are very satisfied with this start and we look forward to the momentum that we will build on Nintendo 3DS with the launch of the E-shop, the launch of the 3-D trailers for Hollywood movies and the launch of "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" in mid June, as well as the launch of Netflix later on in the summer," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president. 

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RE: Legend of Zelda
By M4gery on 4/15/2011 12:15:16 PM , Rating: 2
You wont be able to. 3DS titles will only work on a 3DS. IMO, its worth the coin to try out. The 3d effect is pretty damned good, all things considered.

RE: Legend of Zelda
By JasonMick on 4/15/2011 12:28:23 PM , Rating: 2
IMO, its worth the coin to try out. The 3d effect is pretty damned good, all things considered.

I concur.

The best game of all time, revamped in 3D?

I'd say its more than worth whatever the cost will be...

(My only disclaimer is that I HOPE they do a good job with controls... the N64 controller was amazing... I'd imagine certain challenges like the Gerudo Valley archery contest being particularly hard with a handheld control scheme.)

RE: Legend of Zelda
By deathwombat on 4/15/2011 3:19:17 PM , Rating: 2
The best game of all time, revamped in 3D?

Damn right! I can't figure out what I'm looking forward to the most: fishing in 3D, riding Epona in 3D, boss fights in 3D, 3D horseback archery...

Can't... wait... for June.

RE: Legend of Zelda
By cjohnson2136 on 4/15/2011 5:25:21 PM , Rating: 2
lol hearing all that is making me want to buy the 3ds and the game at the same time lol

RE: Legend of Zelda
By deathwombat on 4/15/2011 3:43:59 PM , Rating: 3
From Wikipedia

New features include the ability to quickly equip items using the touchscreen and the ability to use the handheld's built in gyroscope to aim precisely in first-person point of view while using items such as the slingshot.

Instead of pressing Start, the equipment screen will be open on the touch screen. This makes it way easier to put on and remove the iron boots in the Water Temple.

RE: Legend of Zelda
By Akrovah on 4/15/2011 5:59:05 PM , Rating: 2
That would be worth re-buying the game right there!!

Too bad I don't generally like playing mobile games. Oh well, the system is obviously not targeting me.

RE: Legend of Zelda
By Shadowmaster625 on 4/17/2011 10:37:50 AM , Rating: 2
I wouldnt hold out too much hope. I have the ocarina of time port for the gamecube. The gamecube controls are so horrible that I couldnt get even half the high score I used to be able to get in that archery minigame. The gamecube was a major fail imo just because the controllers were so much less precise, just like the crapstation dualshock junk controllers were. I have no idea why nintendo would make a controller worse, but i do remember that it pissed me off greatly.

RE: Legend of Zelda
By cjohnson2136 on 4/15/2011 1:07:45 PM , Rating: 2
that sucks but oh well id like to get a 3ds but the wife won't let me lol just have to settle with my dsi for now until i can

RE: Legend of Zelda
By gavinova22 on 4/16/2011 1:00:32 PM , Rating: 2
Actually There is one way to play 3DS games on other DS's, you have to just cut off the little tab thing on it and people say its supposed to work.

RE: Legend of Zelda
By ShaolinSoccer on 4/17/2011 3:46:02 AM , Rating: 2
I'm buying it mainly just for that game. Everything else is just icing on the cake.

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