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3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« on: March 01, 2011, 11:23:25 AM »

Nintendo sold roughly 400,000 of its new 3DS handheld in Japan this weekend, according to estimates. Nikkei (via Andriasang) reports that the company shipped over 400,000 units to retailers for its February 26 launch, and most are already sold out of their initial shipments.

Nintendo plans to sell 1.5 million in Japan by the end of the month, and is already sending out its second shipments. It will also ship 4 million units worldwide by March 31, which means plenty to go around in Europe and North America when they hit on March 25 and 27, respectively.

By comparison, the Nintendo DSi sold about 500,000 units in its first month in Japan. Of course, the DSi was more of a minor revision than a major upgrade, so the slower sales make sense.


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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 11:58:35 AM »
that's at least 800k burnt out eyes!

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 12:38:33 PM »
wow thats a lot of blind Japanese... 

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 01:03:14 PM »
They already squint naturally though  :P

Pretty impressive though. I wonder why the Japanese love having multiple itterations of the same thing. I bet you most who bought it have a normal DS in 3 different colors, a DSi in 2 different colors, DSiXL in 3 different colors and now a 3DS in both black and blue color  ::)

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 01:04:23 PM »
They already squint naturally though  :P

Pretty impressive though. I wonder why the Japanese love having multiple itterations of the same thing. I bet you most who bought it have a normal DS in 3 different colors, a DSi in 2 different colors, DSiXL in 3 different colors and now a 3DS in both black and blue color  ::)

hey we do that for systems too. ::)

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 01:08:05 PM »
They already squint naturally though  :P

Pretty impressive though. I wonder why the Japanese love having multiple itterations of the same thing. I bet you most who bought it have a normal DS in 3 different colors, a DSi in 2 different colors, DSiXL in 3 different colors and now a 3DS in both black and blue color  ::)

hey we do that for systems too. ::)
and you're both stupid for it

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 01:16:30 PM »
They already squint naturally though  :P

Pretty impressive though. I wonder why the Japanese love having multiple itterations of the same thing. I bet you most who bought it have a normal DS in 3 different colors, a DSi in 2 different colors, DSiXL in 3 different colors and now a 3DS in both black and blue color  ::)

hey we do that for systems too. ::)
and you're both stupid for it

whhhhhhaaaaaat? we each have our own plus we "collect " them for the kids so they wont mess ours up... but we make them so its not like we pay actual retail price for any of it...

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 01:21:12 PM »
They already squint naturally though  :P

Pretty impressive though. I wonder why the Japanese love having multiple itterations of the same thing. I bet you most who bought it have a normal DS in 3 different colors, a DSi in 2 different colors, DSiXL in 3 different colors and now a 3DS in both black and blue color  ::)

hey we do that for systems too. ::)
and you're both stupid for it

whhhhhhaaaaaat? we each have our own plus we "collect " them for the kids so they wont mess ours up... but we make them so its not like we pay actual retail price for any of it...
::) excuses are like assholes

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 01:30:40 PM »
They already squint naturally though  :P

Pretty impressive though. I wonder why the Japanese love having multiple itterations of the same thing. I bet you most who bought it have a normal DS in 3 different colors, a DSi in 2 different colors, DSiXL in 3 different colors and now a 3DS in both black and blue color  ::)

hey we do that for systems too. ::)
and you're both stupid for it

whhhhhhaaaaaat? we each have our own plus we "collect " them for the kids so they wont mess ours up... but we make them so its not like we pay actual retail price for any of it...
::) excuses are like assholes

beh, everybodys got one, ya ya.

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 01:37:43 PM »
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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 01:43:29 PM »
Japan is far worse than any collector in the US/EU. Like if you get a Halo edition xbox360 or GT5 edition PS3, that's one thing. But to get every color of a DS and Wii... I mean, how many DS units do you really need?! I can see 360/PS3 for other rooms but... it's one of those

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2011, 06:50:33 AM »
does anyone know this the 3DS is suppose to sell out and be hard to find like when the Wii was released?
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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2011, 08:36:52 AM »
does anyone know this the 3DS is suppose to sell out and be hard to find like when the Wii was released?


Ya never know.  I would think it will be a hard to find item for at least the first 6 months or so at a bare minimum.

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Re: 3DS sells 400K on opening weekend
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2011, 09:14:27 AM »
does anyone know this the 3DS is suppose to sell out and be hard to find like when the Wii was released?


Ya never know.  I would think it will be a hard to find item for at least the first 6 months or so at a bare minimum.

yeah, thats sounds right. might have to be a bit of a jerk and see if i can make a quick buck. hell, now i'm heariing it will support netflix!
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