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.

Source: Nintendo

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  • kuzi
    January 28, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I wonder where all the people are who say the 3DS makes then go blind, or get headaches, and need to always play in 2D.

    Good thing Nintendo is going forwards with 3D and not back to DS technology.

    It seems there are many believers.

    • March 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Well, THIS person who says the 3D gives her headaches and she needs to always play in 2D is… happily appreciating the fact that her New3DS features a click-off point at the bottom of the 3D slider, so she doesn’t accidentally turn it on all the dang time. Since you asked.

  • Winfree
    January 29, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Wow, XL outsold the smaller one 3 to 1, perhaps the US were right to just release the XL version after all. Can’t wait to trade in my new XL for the MH4 one on Valentine’s day!

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