Report: 3DS price cut shifts 215,000 units in Japan in one week

Tuesday, 16th August 2011 09:03 GMT By Stace Harman

Nintendo’s handheld has enjoyed its highest domestic weekly sales since launch following the recent price cut.

Enterbrain has reported, via Japanese specialist-press site Famitsu, that the 3DS enjoyed its second most successful week of sales in Japan – shifting 215,000 units – after the price of the handheld was slashed from ¥25,000 to ¥15,000.

Only during the console’s launch week did it sell more units – 371,326.

The 3DS has now sold over 1.5 million units in its home territory.

Thanks, Andriasang.



  1. Blerk

    It’ll be interesting to see where they are next week.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. frostquake

    I know I bought one for $99.99 with GameStop Coupon for my Wife this past weekend with the price cut. She is enjoying playing her regular DS games on it, have no plans to buy a 3DS title at all though. She will be picking up Emily the Strange this week, but that is a regular DS title.

    To be honest the 2 page list of upcoming 3DS titles GameStop gave me, looks incredibly unimpressive!!!

    #2 3 years ago

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