Strong sales and ample supply make a good March for Nintendo
By Masonwaffletower. Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:31:36 AM
In a recent interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, USA Today got the inside scoop on Nintendo's recent hit-sellers.
Consumers bought just fewer than 400,000 Nintendo 3DS systems in the week after it was launched March 27, said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
In addition to the 3DS sales, Nintendo sold more than 460,000 DS systems, sparked by the March 6 release of two new Pokémon games, which combined sold 2.5 million copies.
Also in March, consumers bought more than 290,000 Wiis, he says, resulting in a total of 1.1 million units of Nintendo hardware sold for the month. "A very strong March for the Nintendo business," he says.
Despite the recent environmental catastrophe in Japan, Fils-Aime went on to say that Nintendo has secured an ample supply of product for stores. The lack of a sell-out has been dismissed as part of Nintendo's plan to stay on top with this new handheld.
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