Nintendo’s 3DS Handheld System Breaks the 5-Million Mark

Posted by | July 13, 2012

Nintendo took a huge gamble when it released the 3DS ahead of Sony’s own 3D technology. That gamble failed, the price being too high combined with a lack of games meant the public just wasn’t ready to buy in. Then Nintendo slashed the price tag, games hit the market, and the 3DS took off. According to industry analysts, the system has sold over 5-million units in the United States. For comparison, this puts the 3DS ahead of the Nintendo DS for this point in their compared lifetimes. Given the DS flooded the world with over 150-million units, that’s saying something. USA Today has the story.

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  1. Nelson Williams
    July 13, 2012 10:38 am

    While much of the 3DS’s success comes from Nintendo titles like those Mario things and those Zelda things, third party games are catching on. Titles like Theatrhythm Final Fantasy are leveraging the power of the 3DS to do interesting things. Gamers are responding, which can only mean good things for the system and Nintendo.

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