3DS First 8 Months Beats DS’s First Year
Despite the Nintendo 3DS getting a lot of flak due to its slow spew of quality software releases, the handheld system is selling comparatively well to it’s successful predecessor.
Nintendo’s 3D handheld has sold more in it’s first 8 months on the market than the Nintendo DS did in its 1st year. The original DS sold 2.37 million units in its first year worldwide. Recently, Nintendo of America announced that the 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the USA alone.
This indicates that obviously the 3DS has sold more than 2.4 million units in its first 8 months. Here’s what Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime said in an interview with TIME:
"We’re able to create games like Super Mario 3D Land, which really takes advantage of everything the technology has to offer.”
It seems like the handheld is starting to pick up its slow start. A recent surge in software and hardware sales in Japan, courtesy of Super Mario 3D Land has certainly helped. This sort of hot-cake selling is required as the PlayStation Vita’s release looms closer.