Although Nintendo was off to a rough start initially with the release of the Nintendo 3DS, it seems the successor of the Nintendo DS is finally reaching sales that once seemed impossible. Nintendo issued this statement for NPD’s latest market report.
“May was a milestone month for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Having recently passed 60 million units worldwide, the current generation’s top-selling dedicated gaming platform welcomed an entirely new audience with a lower suggested price of $79.99 for the Nintendo 2DS system. This big value has already shown big results. According to the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales, in May the system saw a 38 percent sales boost over April and a 148 percent increase year-on-year – all after just one week at the new price.”
“New owners of the Nintendo 2DS system are finding an instant library of incredible games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which reentered the NPD Group’s top 25 best-sellers list nearly five years after its release. That game and other hit titles are available for $19.99 as part of the Nintendo Selects collection. Players can also look forward to plenty of exciting new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this year and beyond, such as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon this November.”
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