Despite earlier failures of the 3DS, Nintendo has managed to launch back with surprisingly strong sales in Japan. It has sold over 5 million units there and 15 million units worldwide. It’s become the fastest selling portable console in Japan and has already surpassed the Nintendo DS sales.
This was definitely surprising news because of Nintendo’s reported losses. They hadn’t lost profits in twenty five years, and the 3DS was certainly the cause of it. Maybe now that the 3DS has picked up, Nintendo will show a profit? One can only hope for the studio behind Mario, Link, and Donkey Kong. Have you seen the commercials for their latest games? It definitely makes me want the 3DS more.
Let’s just hope that the Wii U has a major success worldwide.