Nintendo: 3DS had most successful handheld debut ever

By March 31, 2011Newswires

Nintendo: 3DS had most successful handheld debut ever

By Dean Takahashi

Nintendo said that its U.S. launch of the new 3DS gaming handheld — which lets players see images in stereoscopic 3D without special glasses — was the best it ever had.

The initial launch figures aren’t available, but getting record numbers at the outset is important because it will help Nintendo grow support for the handheld, which it hopes will last for years to come. And it’s also impressive considering all of the competition from tablets and smartphones.

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