news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Update on 3DS Sales in Japan


Last week we reported that sales for the 3DS had gone up in Japan. This was immediately following the handheld's price cut, which saw buyers saving a whopping $80. According to reports, the 3DS was pushing upwards of 215,000 units, a notable feat.

This week, sales haven't been as prosperous for the portable gaming device, but it continues to stay fairly profitable. According to Andriasang, the 3DS managed to sell 105,639 units over the last week. That's about half the units compared to the previous week.

There's no denying that going from nearly 215,000 to about 106,000 units in sales is a pretty big dip. That said, these sales figures are still fairly good overall. Consumer interest is obviously still there, and this is evident in the fact that the 3DS is staying within the 100,000 sales mark.

Recently, rumors began circulating that Nintendo was planning a 3DS overhaul, so we'll have to see how that plays out. With Nintendo confirming a pre-TGS conference, it's possible that we'll get word on whether or not the 3DS will be revamped. We'll be sure to keep a close eye on 3DS sales, especially once the big games start releasing for it.

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