3DS Price Goes Down and Sales Go Up

on September 9, 2011 5:00 PM

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!

 /  Community Manager & Editor
Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.