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Nintendo 3DS has best launch for company handheld, ever

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Mar 2011 1:57 User comments (14)

Nintendo 3DS has best launch for company handheld, ever Nintendo has said today that the 3DS handheld has sold extremely well since launch Sunday in the United States.
The company says launch day sales were "the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history."

Although they did not reveal specific numbers, they confirmed that numbers would be available on April 14th, when NPD shows off the figures.

Continues the statement:

Nintendo worked hard to get as much product as possible to retailers on day one to meet demand, and we will continue with these efforts moving forward.


Giant retailer GameStop also said they were very "pleased" with the sales of the handheld.

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14 user comments

130.3.2011 2:22

I think this is due to great PR and putting quality work and games in the DS. This shows that portables don't need a phone function to be successful.

230.3.2011 5:14

Quality work? You mean the black screen of death? All this shows is that people are dumb and they will buy anything so long as it is new.



330.3.2011 10:20

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Quality work? You mean the black screen of death? All this shows is that people are dumb and they will buy anything so long as it is new.
Upvote to hell, if I could.

430.3.2011 10:54

I would buy one if I had the money. I only want one because its new, just like the psp and Ipod, none of witch I have. Black screen of death, wouldn't that mean it was dead, cause everything I've read about it says a simple reboot fixed it...

530.3.2011 11:50
lissenup3
Inactive

Phew! Based on this important and critical information, I can now peacefully sleep at night.

630.3.2011 14:14

Unrelated story...Sale of R4 cards through the roof!



Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

731.3.2011 8:06

Just get a 360 and get it over and done with, hand held gaming died with the PSP after sony wanted to be ass wipes with geo. i loved the PSP but Sony will never have my support. FUCK Sony!!!! in their monkey brains too

81.4.2011 9:22

I don't understand the resentment for particular brands... What do you get really? NOTHING. Go ahead and hate them all you like, it's not like the end of the world.

I've tried the 3DS in the stores, the 3D is not all that spectacular. It's pretty much like looking at the 3D slipcovers on those 3D movies.


Peace!

91.4.2011 9:34
Anonymous2234
Unverified new user

Handheld for the price of a PS3 / XBox360? No thanks.

Nintendo is selling these at a profit, and all these stupid people buy them like hotcakes. "Ooooh, it's THREE-DEE"

101.4.2011 9:37
ANONOMOOSE
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Zealousi:
Just get a 360 and get it over and done with, hand held gaming died with the PSP after sony wanted to be ass wipes with geo. i loved the PSP but Sony will never have my support. FUCK Sony!!!! in their monkey brains too
"geo" is trash and so are you for supporting him. He was an obvious deceitful attention seeking bastard from the start.

111.4.2011 10:39

urgh at all these morons that dont own a 3ds & are tryin to put it down. iv got 1 i got it coz i played it in store n had to order 1 after. with the quality of the ds games i had to order the next gen 1. the only thing i can hate on is anti piracy on nintendo n sonys part, i mean it just pisses me off in general readin that shit tht it might be bricked if a flash cart is inserted. but the systems good & will only get better. handheld gaming is good. simple as. haters gonna hate but get off your call of duty for a few hours n buy a 3ds n chill play tht shit in bed, its good simple as that.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Apr 2011 @ 17:20


121.4.2011 13:14

^ Different people different opinions... I tried one at the store and I didn't particularly find it irresistible, especially at $250. Oh, I had hard time reading your post and I don't really care about spelling and stuff.


Peace!

131.4.2011 17:19

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
^ Different people different opinions... I tried one at the store and I didn't particularly find it irresistible, especially at $250. Oh, I had hard time reading your post and I don't really care about spelling and stuff.
yh i could of worded it a bit better, i can punctuate properly but dont bother on the internet, i just let it flow out as fast as possible


143.4.2011 1:25

Originally posted by ANONOMOOSE:
Originally posted by Zealousi:
Just get a 360 and get it over and done with, hand held gaming died with the PSP after sony wanted to be ass wipes with geo. i loved the PSP but Sony will never have my support. FUCK Sony!!!! in their monkey brains too
"geo" is trash and so are you for supporting him. He was an obvious deceitful attention seeking bastard from the start.
Oppp here's another fail that doesn't know anything about what they are talking about. Seriously get a life and from the looks of your comments grow up. Puberty must be a bitch, little bit of hair growing on your weee little balls and now you can just go cursing out everyone. Lmao

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