3DS Price Cut Helps Machine to Huge Sales Hike in Japan

Back on course?

Last week Nintendo sliced 10,000 Yen from the price of the 3DS with the aim of boosting sales, and it's done just that as the console has leapt to over 200,000 sales in the past week.

While exact figures differ — Enterbrain says 215,000, Nikkei reports 207,000 — they're both head and shoulders above any week's sales figures since the console shifted 371,000 units in its first seven days on sale.

Can the console sustain these sales figures in the coming months as we head towards big titles like Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7? Time will tell.

[via gamesindustry.biz]