News: 3DS is Nintendo’s fastest selling console
According to Nintendo.co.uk the 3DS is their fastest selling console in the UK. Some 113,000 units were sold in the opening two days. This is pretty good going, but can the console itself continue the path? With OOT, Mario Kart, Kid Icarus, Web Browser and many more to come, I’m expecting a resounding yes!
“Just two days after going on sale, Nintendo 3DS has helped put 3D technology into the hands of everyone. Selling 303,000* units across Europe in the first two days, Nintendo 3DS has become the fastest selling Nintendo handheld device over a launch weekend.
In the UK, Nintendo 3DS sold over 113,000** units during the first two days of sales, establishing a new record for the fastest-selling Nintendo console ever in the UK, even beating the number achieved by Nintendo’s market-leading home console Wii.***
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s new console which offers portable entertainment in 3D without the need for special glasses, allows you to play games in full 3D, take 3D photographs and enjoy unique engaging applications that will offer a new surprise every day.
“Nintendo 3DS allows people to experience, for the first time, 3D technology on the move and at home, with fun and surprises for all to enjoy. With the built-in pick-up-and-play Face Raiders game and StreetPass feature adding new dimensions to the already diverse line-up of launch titles, Nintendo 3DS has struck a chord with gamers old and new,” said Laurent Fischer, Nintendo of Europe’s Managing Director of Marketing & PR.
Thirteen new 3D games, including Nintendogs + Cats, Pilotwings Resort and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition have also been released for Nintendo 3DS which is on sale now.
For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit nintendo3ds.co.uk.
* Sales figures source: Nintendo Europe internal Sell-thru Panel.
** Sales figures source: Nintendo UK internal Sell-thru Panel w/e 26th March 2011.
*** Sales figures source: Nintendo UK internal Sell-thru Panel w/e 9th December 2006.”