According to NPD numbers, Nintendo 3DS sold more than 235,000 units and finished as number 2 best-selling game system in the month of August. About 185,000 units were sold after the $80 price drop of the system on August 12th. That is an increase of more than 260 percent during the comparable 19-day period in July.
“Consumers are responding very positively to the new suggested retail price of $169.99 for the Nintendo 3DS,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Star Fox 64 3D and the new Flame Red color launching [today], and Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 arriving later this year, Nintendo 3DS will offer consumers cutting-edge entertainment and tremendous value this holiday season.”
I guess all it took for a spike in numbers was to have their premier portable system drop about 30% in price — who would have guessed it? I personally think that the system is now totally on par with its price, and that the $250 dollar price was always overpriced. So if you’re still on the fence on making the leap to pick this system up, I say go for it!