Penny Finally Drops For People Of Planet Earth, As Nintendo 3DS Sales Skyrocket
It was a great handheld system all along! Who knew?
So this is Christmas. As the song goes. You know the one.
The season to be jolly and all the falalalalalaaaa-lalalalaaaa-ing that entails brings glad tidings to Nintendo, and in particular the 3DS. The handheld is selling at such accelerated speeds now, it’s bewildering to even contemplate that as little as a few months ago vast acres of the internet were declaring the system dead on arrival.
But cast all thoughts of the woes we’ve endured aside, 3DS fans! For now, reports are filing in that sales of the handheld are soaring. Like eagles! Eagles on pogo-sticks!
Andriasang, ever vigilant in the breaking of Nintendo news, have confirmed that Nintendo bigwig Satoru Iwata has reported that the 3DS is about to cross the three-million unit milestone in its homeland of Japan. In addition, Mario Kart 7 has shifted 420,000 units in Japan, stated as around double the amount that the original DS version shifted in its own launch week. Way back when.
Over in the West, there are rumblings also. Popular website God Is A Geek (which probably explains the beard) are one of oodles of websites reporting that the UK 3DS situation is looking pretty peachy.
Peachy to the point of potentially selling out entirely before Christmas, in fact. A combination of that spiffy new Metallic Red 3DS, Mario extravaganzas Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 each, as well as that oh so welcome price cut have all contributed to some rip-roaring success. How blissfully ironic will it be if the much-bemoaned former lack of software available now becomes a staggering lack of hardware available instead?
This is, of course, all just a small piece of the grander puzzle. The turnaround in the 3DS’s fortunes is gleefully global, and it’s swiftly turning into the holiday season’s must-have gaming gizmo.
See? It’s an awesome little machine. Now with awesome games, which always helps. It’s fantastic to see everyone realising this, and detractors proven rather pointedly wrong.
Not that we’re smug about that last part. Honest.