Nintendo 3DS sales fall pre-price drop. PSP number 1 in Japan

Sales for Nintendo 3DS fell in the latest retail data in Japan pending a price cut for the handheld. It seems that the potential customers don’t think that the exclusive GBA/NES titles are enough to warrant a purchase right now.


Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 16,415 units between July 25 and July 31 to rank as the No. 3 game hardware for the week. By comparison, the hardware sold 31,826 units the week prior. The 3DS did not rank any software in the top ten.


The PSP sold 36,666 units for the week to rank at No. 1 in Japan and ranked five titles in the top 10, including Bandai Namco Holdings Co.’s Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos at No. 2 and Capcom Co.’s Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes at No. 4.


Nintendo in July said it will price cut the Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS handheld to Nintendo 3DS at $169.99, 33 percent off the current $249.99 MSRP beginning Aug. 12. The company hopes to give a massive sales boost to the handheld with this price reduction.


The company said the hardware, which began sale Mar. 24, has sold 4.32 million units worldwide and 830,000 units in the U.S. These aren’t bad figures by any means ,but the japanese company wants the Nintendo 3DS to have the same success as its predecessor with the help of great games like Mario Kart and Resident Evil and, of course, the price cut.


Source: Media Create