Nintendo 3DS Japanese launch sold out, achieves sales of 370,000 units

Having launched last Friday across Japan, the Nintendo 3DS has certainly seen its fair share of demand with the initial shipment of 400,000 units reportedly selling out.

Enterbrain, a Japanese publisher who look after popular gaming magazine Famitsu, have further stated that the system achieved sales of 371,326 units over Saturday and Sunday, with retailers taking pre-orders from consumers for the next shipment.

Nintendo currently expects to supply Japan with a total of 1.5 million systems by March 31st, with a further shipment of 4 million heading worldwide. Let’s hope there is enough to satisfy demand!


Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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