Nintendo 3DS

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: March 27, 2011

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Nintendo 3DS Sales Up 260% After Price Drop

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2011 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT

Experience incredible gameplay featuring real 3D graphics with no need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS system opens up a whole new world of eye-popping gameplay possibilities.

Nintendo sold more than 235,000  3DS  systems in the United States in August, and the system finished as the No. 2 best-selling dedicated game system for the month, according to the NPD Group. About 185,000 units were sold following a  price reduction on Aug. 12, an increase of more than 260% during the comparable 19-day time period in July.

"Consumers are responding very positively to the new suggested retail price of $169.99 for the Nintendo 3DS," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "With  Star Fox 64 3D  and the new Flame Red color launching tomorrow, and  Super Mario 3D Land and  Mario Kart 7 arriving later this year, 3DS will offer consumers cutting-edge entertainment and tremendous value this holiday season."

Other Nintendo milestones reached in August include:

  • Nintendo sold more than 590,000 total hardware units in August, including more than 190,000  Wii  and more than 165,000 units of the  NDS family.
  • For the third month in a row, the majority of the best-selling software SKUs play on Nintendo platforms. August featured five of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20.
  • So far in 2011, more than 50 million units of software have been sold for Nintendo platforms.
  • In total, 540 million units of software have been sold for the Wii and NDS family of systems combined.

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