Retailers happy with US 3DS launch

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 07:38 GMT By Johnny Cullen

US retailers have said they’re happy with the recent launch of Nintendo 3DS, but stores have confirmed they haven’t sold out.

Specialist retailer GameStop told GameSpot that it was “very pleased” with the reaction to the handheld.

Mainstream store Target said it still had “strong inventory levels.”

Key software sellers for the chain were Super Street Fighter IV, Pilotwings Resort, and Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, with the big accessory sellers being the Explorer Starter Kit and the Clean and Protect Kit

Toys R Us said that its “very strong partnership with Nintendo” enabled it to stock most systems to meet demand “in most of our stores.”

It wouldn’t go into specifics, unlike Target, on games or accessories, but said that its buy one, get one half-off offer was doing well, as was its trade-in offer for older DS models.

Nintendo launch 3DS on Sunday in the US following a UK and European release on Friday.