Analyst: 3DS Sales Have ‘Slowed Considerably’ Since Launch

By April 12, 2011Newswires

Analyst: 3DS Sales Have ‘Slowed Considerably’ Since Launch

By Eric Caoili

Though the system moved a record number of units for a Nintendo handheld on its launch day in the U.S., sales for the 3DS have experienced a notable decline since, according to Lazard Capital Markets.

Nintendo of America introduced its latest, stereoscopic 3D-enabled portable on Mach 27 in the U.S., and while it declined to provide specific numbers, the company said the 3DS enjoyed the highest day-one sales of any handheld in its history. In Europe, the 3DS sold some 303,000 units on its opening weekend, and was the fastest selling Nintendo console ever in the U.K.

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