Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is claiming we are in the presence of something of a 3DS rebirth. As holiday sales for the oft-maligned handheld continue to surge, and with the strong performance of Mario Kart 7 which sold 420,000 units in Japan its first week, Iwata claims the 3DS is about to cross the three million sales mark in Japan and will reach the four million mark by April.
It’s unclear if the 3DS can sustain this momentum throughout the holiday season, but there’s no denying that the pace has picked up since the price drop.
I personally still have no desire to get one and my daughter would rather have an iPhone (oh boy…). And honestly I can’t wrap my head around why so many people are itching to play Mario Kart. Again. How many ways can you race Bowser around a lava course?
Are you at all interested in the 3DS now compared to six months ago? Is this on a Christmas list?