Nintendo 3DS Sells 215,000 Units in Japan Since Price Cut

on August 16, 2011 4:00 PM

It hasn’t been to long since the Nintendo 3DS price cut, but already the handheld system is having a resurgence in sales. This is particularly true in Japan, the area most loyal to Nintendo. Since the price cut became effective in Japan on August 11th, dropping the price from ¥25,000 to ¥15,000, the system has sold over 215,000 units in just five days. This is the second highest sales figure for the 3DS in Japan, its highest being 371,000 units.

Take a look at the following price chart to see the upward trend of 3DS unit sales, but only time will tell if the handheld will continue to sell at the current rate.

Nintendo 3DS Sells 215,000 Units in Japan Since Price Cut


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