Feel free to file this one under Obvious News is Obvious, but the Nintendo 3DS has gone down pretty well after its long awaited launch in Japan. How well exactly? An entire launch shipment of 400,000 units snaffled by hungry gamers in just a few hours. Nom Nom.
Predictable as this may be, those are pretty impressive figures. Nintendo are reportedly aiming to shift 1.5 million shiny new 3DS units by the end of March, which could prove to be a conservative estimate at this rate, and will be relying on the immediate shipments of fresh stock that took place over the weekend to keep up with the swelling demand.
Something tells me we’ll be seeing just as much of the “IT PRINTS MONEY” meme over the next 5 years as we have the last 5. This time in 3D though, obviously.
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