The 3DS is doomed. Nobody wants dedicated portable games consoles anymore. iOS is taking over. Nintendo going third party confirmed. Pack it up guys, it’s over.
Well no, actually. Turns out the 3DS is pretty popular. So popular infact that the system has just pushed past the five million mark in Japan alone, a feat managed in just 51 weeks and faster than the Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. For comparison’s sake, the PlayStation 3 has sold around 7.8 million units in six years in the region. I know there’s not really any fair comparison between a home console and a portable in Japan, but.. still. Those numbers. Not bad for a system that looked to be on it’s last legs just a few short months ago, even taking such a dramatic and high profile price cut into account.
Go Nintendo! Now where’s my new Pokemon?
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I think they eat DSs in Japan, that would explain why the buy so many.
They better be making money. No small amount of my income comes from working on Nintendo DS advertising!