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Nintendo 3DS on pace to outsell DS's first year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Nov 2011 10:51 User comments (1)

Nintendo 3DS on pace to outsell DS's first year Nintendo has noted this weekend that the 3DS handheld is on pace to have stronger sales than the original DS had in its first year.
The old handheld had 2.37 million units sold in its first year.

Nintendo launched the console in March to lackluster sales and reviews. When sales dried up, the gaming company was forced to drop the price from $250 to $170.

The company, in its press release, says the 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the U.S., alone, not mentioning overseas sales.

Nintendo should see very strong sales this holiday, thanks to the release of games like Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7.

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114.11.2011 04:48

I suppose that that's... good news? Good-ish?

I'm very happy to have seen such a strong lineup of first-party titles over the last few months, the 3DS' first year is absolutely blowing away the DS' in terms of a quality library. Though I wish I could forget it, that first year of nothing but Mario 64 DS and, er, "Feel the Magic" brings with its memory a feeling of distinct hopelessness.
With this lineup and its new price tag, I have high hopes for the 3DS.

I'm just thankful that the 3D mode has an off switch.

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