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