New Nintendo 3DS tops 80,000 units sold in Australia
Nintendo has just released its third quarter financial results for this financial year and it’s mostly good news, we’ll have more on those figures soon.
Firstly there’s some Australian specific figures that can be gleamed from this quarters report, something that usually is impossible considering we’re lumped in with Europe and the rest of the world.
Since other than Japan, Australia is the the only place in the world with the New Nintendo 3DS at this point we can tell from the financials that 80,000 New Nintendo 3DS units have been sold since launch in Australia.
The New 3DS XL is the more popular model outselling its smaller cousins 3:1. There are now roughly 60,000 New 3DS XL consoles in Australia and 20,000 of the smaller New 3DS models.
To compare in 2011 the Nintendo 3DS launched with 31,000 units sold in the first 4 days on sale, it then took 37 weeks and a massive price drop (nearly the whole year) to reach 200,000. Not bad for a console we essentially ‘no games’ specifically designed for it.
We’ll have more from Nintendo’s third quarter reports shortly.