Nintendo 3DS sold 400k units the first week

Apr 15, 2011
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Nintendo 3DS sold 400k units the first week

Nintendo launched its 3DS not too long ago and the console sold pretty well to start with. In Japan the PSP beat the 3DS one week in sales, but that was related to a new PSP game that was popular in Japan. New details on the 3DS sales figures have surfaced this week that show Nintendo had a good opening week of the new game console.

The 3DS reportedly sold 400,000 units in the first week after its launch on March 27. That number comes directly from Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime. He said, "We are very satisfied with this start and we look forward to the momentum that we will build on Nintendo 3DS with the launch of the E-Shop, the launch of the 3-D trailers for Hollywood movies and the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in mid-June, as well as the launch of Netflix later on in the summer."

The Nintendo exec also offers up some numbers on the other game systems it offers. The company moved 460K DS game consoles thanks to the new Pokemon games that sold 2.5 million copies combined. March also saw 290,000 Wii console sold adding up to 1.1 million game systems sold by Nintendo in March.

[via USA Today]


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