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3DS Breaks Nintendo Portable Launch Records

by Andy Goergen - March 29, 2011, 11:20 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: IGN, http://ds.ign.com/articles/115/1158204p1.html

The 3DS has set a new high for handheld launch sales. 

A representative from Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS broke sales records when it launched this past Sunday. Although no specific figures were revealed, the representative stated "U.S. day-one sales numbers for Nintendo 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history".

They further noted that "Nintendo worked hard to get as much product as possible to retailers on day one to meet demand, and we will continue with these efforts moving forward."

The sales figures will be released on April 14 when the NPD releases their monthly report.

Talkback

FZeroBoyoMarch 29, 2011

They must have been very well prepared. I was able to go into Best Buy when it opened on Sunday and just pick one off the shelf without a preorder.

KDR_11kMarch 29, 2011

Yeah, there's piles of 'em everywhere, if they still broke records that must mean their supplies were awesome.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMarch 29, 2011

Except for the gamestops in my area seemed like Best Buy had plenty for all. I guess a we wont be seeing Wii like drought ever.

Chozo GhostMarch 29, 2011

The reason supplies aren't a problem is because Nintendo anticipated the high demand. The problem the Wii had when it launched a few years back was that its success took Nintendo by surprise. Well, because the DS was the huge success that it was it was a no-brainer that 3DS demand was going to be high.

StogiMarch 29, 2011

Thank you, Captain Hindsight.

http://images.memegenerator.net/Captain-Hindsight/File/230820/Captain-Hindsight.jpg

SilverQuilavaMarch 29, 2011

Where I live I am pretty lucky. I can't get my 3ds until next week or so, but I live in a county full of rednecks in Northeast Florida so they never buy nintendo stuff. I went to my local Walmart today and the electronics cashier told me they haven't sold a single 3ds yet. The bottom shelf had at least ten of em.

ZedAxelCMarch 30, 2011

When i went to game stop there wasnt that many people there and i was suprised but there is a best buy next to it so maybe they were full but i didnt see.when the wii came i couldnt get one cuz everyone was all out of stock so i pre-ordered smart :cool;

OblivionMarch 30, 2011

Quote from: SilverQuilava

Where I live I am pretty lucky. I can't get my 3ds until next week or so, but I live in a county full of rednecks in Northeast Florida so they never buy nintendo stuff. I went to my local Walmart today and the electronics cashier told me they haven't sold a single 3ds yet. The bottom shelf had at least ten of em.


I resent that. I used to be a Floridian. Where I live now in Washington has WAY more rednecks. XD

NemoMarch 30, 2011

The Target in the smallish town next to me had two of each color on the shelf (no idea if they had more out back or not). I wasn't planning on buying one but I impulsively decided to get one. So, now there's two blue and one black on that shelf.

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