Menu
Kim Kardashian Leaked Photos Backlash

Kim Kardashian Leaked Photos Backlash

Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

Amber Heard Topless Photo Leaked

Amber Heard Topless Photo Leaked

The Sexiest Halloween Costumes of 2014

The Sexiest Halloween Costumes of 2014

Oculus Unveils Crescent Bay, its New Virtual Reality Headset Prototype

Oculus Unveils Crescent Bay, its New Virtual Reality Headset Prototype

3DS Tally Reaches 4.5 Million Units

Mar 7 2012, 2:15pm CST | by , in News | Gaming

Now we're talking

3DS Tally Reaches 4.5 Million Units
 
 

After what was by all accounts a poor start, sales of the 3DS are starting to swell.

In fact, the system reached the 4 million unit sales milestone faster than the Wii did, and ahead of its one-year anniversary later this month Nintendo says it has climbed up to 4.5 million.

This comes after the 3DS had a very poor launch, with a staggering $250 price point and for many, not a single launch title worth buying. The system was also essentially released as an incomplete device, as key features that had been touted from the outset were rolled out via downloadable software updates instead of being available on day one.

Fortunately for Nintendo, it did manage to turn that around and make the 3DS a much more viable system and worthy of all the clout that a Nintendo handheld should have.

At the forefront of the push were stellar titles like Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, along with that much needed price cut. It was this perfect cavalcade of efforts that allowed the 3DS to get a nice jump.

"Nintendo 3DS closes its first year with a lengthy list of accomplishments, but we’re still just scratching the surface. With a massive lineup of first- and third-party games and more on the way, a budding library of entertainment options and an engaged and growing installed base, Nintendo 3DS has an incredibly bright future. We’re just getting started but this platform is built for the long haul," said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime in a statement.

You Might Also Like

Updates

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Erica Mena and Bow Wow are Engaged
Erica Mena and Bow Wow are Engaged
Love & Hip-Hop star Erica Mena's boyfriend Bow Wow is now her fiancé.
 
 
Qatar is Not Hosting 2022 Soccer World Cup Says FIFA&#039;s Theo Zwanziger
Qatar is Not Hosting 2022 Soccer World Cup Says FIFA's Theo Zwanziger
In a surprise turn of events, FIFA says that Qatar is not getting the 2022 Soccer World Cup.
 
 
WWE Night of Champions: The Bad and The Ugly
WWE Night of Champions: The Bad and The Ugly
WWE Night of Champions: The Bad and The Ugly
 
 
Rachel Bradshaw lost Husband in Car Crash
Rachel Bradshaw lost Husband in Car Crash
The daughter of NFL legend Terry Bradshaw has lost her husband Rob Bironas in car crash on the weekend.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.