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wshwe
21-10-2003, 05:52 AM
Nokia needs to revive the N-Gage in the States before it's too late. Personally I like the N-Gage, but have held back because of the $300 price tag. Selling only 5000 in the first week here in the US is beneath Nokia.

SAbz911
21-10-2003, 04:29 PM
You tried buying it off the net. Theres loads of places that sell it sim free for loads less than $400.

SAbz

N/A
21-10-2003, 04:30 PM
What's the source/reliability of the '5000'?

wshwe
21-10-2003, 05:58 PM
The 5000 unit figure came from a new Ziff Davis site.

http://www.1up.com/article2/0,4364,1358051,00.asp

Madkilla
21-10-2003, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by SAbz911
You tried buying it off the net. Theres loads of places that sell it sim free for loads less than $400.

SAbz

do you know a cheap one?

drager
21-10-2003, 07:04 PM
I haven`t seen a 400 priced yet. It`s between 320-340 in Turkey... I don`t know about other countries but i don`t think it`s more expensive...

N/A
22-10-2003, 02:56 PM
Reuters: http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3665516

AP/Yahoo: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/031022/eu_fin_com_sweden_nokia_n_gage_2.html

deathmonger
22-10-2003, 03:10 PM
I don't have any information about neither success or failure in the first week of the N-gage release. Here in Spain is 299 I don't think It's too expensive (kind of CHEEP for new product) for someone who wants a PHONE running Symbian with some aditional features like MP3 player and Stereo FM Radio and the possibility to play some GOOD games that come a MMC.

I have to say though that this price is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE for what I think it should be the main target for this "all-in-one-messy-phone", young people who wants a cool portable CONSOLE that allows them to communicate with others in so many ways, including multiplayer games ofcourse.

drager
22-10-2003, 09:58 PM
i think that n-gage was released a bit early because of the PlayStationPortable. because when it released the market will be a hard place to enter. and again i think now nokia tries to make a potential custmer for their new product before other consoles released.

drager
22-10-2003, 11:29 PM
The spokesman of nokia Kari Tuutti told that We are targeting selling several million N-Gage units in 2004," in an interview with the Reuters...
can it be? i`ll wait and see in 2004... maybe 2004 will be better for N-Gage...

drager
22-10-2003, 11:49 PM
due to Ilkka Raiskinen, senior vice president entertainment and media at Nokia, Nokia sold 400,000 N-Gage decks in 2 weeks...


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=581&e=1&u=/nm/20031022/tc_nm/tech_nokia_games_dc

langdona
24-10-2003, 08:11 AM
The Register questioned (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/33555.html) the 400,000 sales figures quoted by Nokia. They could not understand why there was such a discrepancy between the US and the rest of the world. Well this is just an indicator but I checked the Amazon sales ranks in both the US and UK and found the following at the time of posting.

Amazon N-Gage UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000CFGR3/qid%3D1066925946/202-2138596-2183833) sales rank 83
Amazon N-Gage US (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/videogames/B0000CCZT8/qid=1066652592/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-2342316-1121727) sales rank 1,712

Quite a difference!

Ewan
24-10-2003, 08:47 AM
Nokia has sold 400,000 units into the retail chain - they;re not saying how many of those units have been bought by customers in the shops - that would be waaaaayy to honest at this early stage.

langdona
24-10-2003, 09:27 AM
Well is is reported.

The number refers to models that Nokia has sold to shops and other retail outlets since the launch on 7 October. Raiskinen said sales to consumers were "very good in Europe and Asia Pacific'' and added he had already received follow-up orders".

The "follow-up orders" sound good for Nokia but yes, I'm suspicious about how well its really doing. I was surprised that it ranked so highly on the UK Amazon figures ;)

wshwe
24-10-2003, 05:50 PM
So far the N-Gage is an unmitigated failure. Nokia is hiding the truth because it's frankly too embarrassing. IMHO Nokia has lost credibility with the N-Gage. Its sales rate to end users is pathetic Only half the titles they promised were available on launch week.

drager
24-10-2003, 08:49 PM
it`s not a suprise for everyone with that rates. n-gage is a new product and it has to be known by people. this the 2nd week taht nokia is in the gaming market and 40000 is not a bad number for start. i think on and after christmas the sales will grow, and things will be better for nokia for now. after the advertisement (n-gage is and anvertisement of n-gage 2 or any other gaming console from nokia) period with new products nokia will truly enter the market.