3DS Price Goes Down and Sales Go Up

3DS Price Goes Down and Sales Go Up

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!