3DS sells 200,000 units in Australia

Nintendo announces its stereoscopic handheld has set a new sales record Down Under.

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Earlier this year, Nintendo dropped the price of its 3DS console, citing disappointing launch sales for the stereoscopic handheld.

The price cut went a long way to bolster the console's sales, with a recent report showing the 3DS topped the Nintendo DS's first-year total sales in the US.

It now appears Nintendo has mirrored that success in Australia, today announcing the console has become the fastest-selling console Down Under, selling 200,000 units in 37 weeks.

According to Nintendo Australia and data from the NPD Group Australia, the number puts the 3DS ahead of all other handheld consoles and home consoles, and it sets a new sales record for Australia.

The 3DS is popular again!

The 3DS goes into the holiday season with a couple of big-name releases. Both Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 have received positive critical reception, and the publisher is slated to release Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS in 2012.

The Nintendo 3DS is available in Cosmos Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red, and the recently released Lavender Pink in Australia for A$249.95.

Discussion

4 comments
LJELLZ
LJELLZ

If there are that many people then how come i have only bumped into two on streetpass? haha

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

LOL I think my parents are giving my little sister one for christmas XD im one of those 200,000 which is actually really badd cause, Nintendo, well, eeeek

GRE3NJ3LLY
GRE3NJ3LLY

Good to see its getting the sales it deserves