3DS Sales Surge By 260% In US After Price Drop

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  1. SamAsh07
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    The much talked-about 3DS price drop had the desired effect in the United States, helping to shift 235,000 units of the machine in August.

    Of those sales, 185,000 machines sold after the price drop on 12th August, a 260% increase on the same period in the July. The upped sales were enough to take it to second place in the console charts, though it's not quite been able to replicate the machine's initial success that saw it shift 400,000 units in just four days.

    Interestingly Nintendo didn't single out any 3DS software titles for particular praise, but once again repeats its mantra of Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and today's launch of Star Fox 64 3D.

    The full release is below.


    Nintendo 3DS Sales Up 260 Percent Following Price Reduction

    Nintendo sold more than 235,000 Nintendo 3DS™ portable entertainment systems in the United States in August, and the system finished as the No. 2 best-selling dedicated game system for the month, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. About 185,000 units were sold following a price reduction on Aug. 12, an increase of more than 260 percent during the comparable 19-day time period in July.

    “Consumers are responding very positively to the new suggested retail price of $169.99 for the Nintendo 3DS,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Star Fox 64 3D and the new Flame Red color launching tomorrow, and Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 arriving later this year, Nintendo 3DS will offer consumers cutting-edge entertainment and tremendous value this holiday season.”

    Other Nintendo milestones reached in August include:

    Nintendo sold more than 590,000 total hardware units in August, including more than 190,000 Wii™ systems and more than 165,000 units of the Nintendo DS™ family.
    For the third month in a row, the majority of the best-selling software SKUs play on Nintendo platforms. August featured five of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20.
    So far in 2011, more than 50 million units of software have been sold for Nintendo platforms.
    In total, 540 million units of software have been sold for the Wii system and Nintendo DS family of systems combined.[/p]

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    Now when Mario releases, this surge will be nothing compared to that week [​IMG]
     


  2. ShawnTRods

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    lol, it was pretty obvious. Most of them had this face expressing after a few days. [​IMG] = [​IMG]

    Still want Animal Crossing!!!!111 [​IMG]
     
  3. SamAsh07
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    Right Animal Crossing!! But you can't forget the Nuclear Bomb that is going to fall down on Earth soon [​IMG]

    Mario.
     
  4. BrightNeko

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    mario stuff comes out is nothing compared to when they release an actual pokemon game =p still this is awesome maybe a few canned games will get renewed now *glares a capcom*
     
  5. tigris

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    Sounds decent. Not 260%-awesome. Just decent.
     
  6. shakirmoledina

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    well atleast it made a good difference to nintendo. its always better than no one buying the system

    and its still not christmas
     
  7. Hyro-Sama

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    I am disappointed with this outcome.
     
  8. KingVamp

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    Why are you disappointed?
     
  9. Valwin

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    Good it proves nintendo will recover lost ground fast
     
  10. Chhotu uttam

    Chhotu uttam DOH HO HO HO

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    Good Going Nintendo!!
    I'm still waiting for the price to drop at 100$ [​IMG]
     
  11. machomuu

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    That sentence made zero sense.
     
  12. chris888222

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    That sounds okay. 260%.

    But how did they count? The base 100%? from poor sales?
     
  13. Evo.lve

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    Wtf are you talking about? A 260% increase in sales is fucking brilliant.

    Did you expect that every person in the world would suddenly own a 3DS after the price drop?
     
  14. Snailface

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    235,000 sales is really good for August and the fact that no AAA titles were released that month.

    2nd place for a system that people were writing off is a fact not to be scoffed at either.[​IMG]
     
  15. chris888222

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    How in the world did you get that emoticon... [​IMG]
     
  16. machomuu

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    Like so [​IMG]
     
  17. sergster1

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    either he made it or got it from someone else on the forum cause the img url is this when it should be something along the lines of this
     
  18. SpaceJump

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    235k is very good. But wait what happens in the holidays season when Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart are released [​IMG]
     
  19. Nathan Drake

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    From poo sales to standard sales. Congrats Nintendo, you priced it well enough to actually be active in the market. Also, look at the DS still pushing 165k sales, even after the 3DS went down in price. That is still one popular predecessor, even if the sales are dropping by the month.
     
  20. SamAsh07
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    Yep, the DS is stubborn, doesn't want to die out xD Can't blame it though, it's a gem of its generation. Hopefully 3DS can save its face by becoming a threatening successor. (C'mon 2012, the turning point)