Nintendo 3DS is fastest-selling console in Japanese history

Nintendo 3DS is fastest-selling console in Japanese history
The Nintendo 3DS has reached a milestone in Japan, fastest selling console in the nation's history.

In just under a year, the 3DS has reached 5 million units sold, faster than its predecessors.

After a bumpy start in which sales were slow, Nintendo dropped the price from 25,000 yen ($250 in the US) to 15,000 yen ($169.99 in the US). Additionally, the company released titles like Super Mario 3D Land, Monster Hunter 3 (-tri) G and Mario Kart 7, which helped make the handheld a formidable console.

Although the price cut helped boost sales, it came with a drastic cost. Nintendo had its first annual loss, ever, in 2011.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Feb 2012 15:54
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  • megadunderhead

    i have to say i loved mario kart on my 3ds but didn't like the super mario 3d half way through the game they force you to collect all the gold coins before you can continue to the castle in world 5-5 sucks what a bad idea

    22.2.2012 21:20 #1

  • gamer991

    Our reasoning for buying was the the Netflix addition

    24.2.2012 10:10 #2

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