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Nintendo 3DS sales pass 2.37 million

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Dec 2011 19:45 User comments (3)

Nintendo 3DS sales pass 2.37 million Surpasses first year sales of original DS.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimes has said that the 3DS handheld console has surpassed the year one sales of the Nintendo DS, after being on the market for eight months.

"In sales through this past Saturday - 8 months - [the 3DS] has outsold the full 12 months of the original DS," Fils-Aims said, to Time. "During that 12 months time, the original DS sold 2.37 million and we just surpassed that this past Saturday, so we've got real good momentum going into the holidays."

It hasn't been much of a secret that the Nintendo 3DS has failed to live up to the impact that the previous iterations of the hugely successful handheld device had. To push up sales, Nintendo is pushing on the software side, developing titles that will entice gamers, while also tweaking features of the 3DS.

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3 user comments

12.12.2011 8:35

Major drops in console price and constant sale prices on the games would be the main reason for this surge in sales. Plus Star Fox & Super Mario 3D Land having fantastic 3D effects and game play would help account for the spike in sales.

When you can buy a 3DS for the same price as the DSi XL it is a no-brainer what to do. Plus Skylanders only comes out for the 3DS as does a couple other games which forces the older DS users to upgrade.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Dec 2011 @ 8:37

23.12.2011 15:39

Unfortunately, it may be too late for the big N to save this little guy from total suckage. It took nearly 2 years hat the original DS had done I in 8 months if I'm not mistaken, (I'm just estimating so don't quote me on that) and 3D imo, was not the way to go, cause it still had a LONG way to go before it would sell like crazy. Don't get me wrong, titles such as Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart helped it short-term, but it's like beating a dead horse with a stick.


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33.12.2011 22:31

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Unfortunately, it may be too late for the big N to save this little guy from total suckage. It took nearly 2 years hat the original DS had done I in 8 months if I'm not mistaken, (I'm just estimating so don't quote me on that) and 3D imo, was not the way to go, cause it still had a LONG way to go before it would sell like crazy. Don't get me wrong, titles such as Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart helped it short-term, but it's like beating a dead horse with a stick.
Nope, 3DS is selling like hot cakes and going strong.

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