3DS Sales Climb in AugustBy Kyle Mann | September 8, 2011 | News | No comments | Share
The troubled 3DS handheld saw a big boost in sales after Nintendo’s hefty price cut in August: 235,000 units were sold in the States last month. Almost 80% of those purchases came after the Big N slashed prices on August 12. Overall, the sales pushed the 3DS to a 260% increase for the month, a growth that’s certainly great news for Nintendo as it struggles to find a place for its 3D handheld in the market. Whether this will kick off a selling spree for the 3DS or not is yet to be seen.
What can help the 3DS at this point is titles: while many have complained of a lack of real blockbuster hits early in the system’s life, Star Fox, Mario, and Mario Kart games are expected to hit this year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Nintendo’s strange obsession over bulky plastic peripherals continues with the 3DS analog pad attachment, an accessory we’ll learn more about come September 13.