Nintendo Stops Selling 3DS At A Loss, 19 Million Sold To Date

Tom Hopkins

Nintendo posts substantially reduced losses for the first quarter of 2013, and confirms modest console sales for the period.

Published on Jul 25, 2012

Nintendo has sold a total of 19 million 3DS handhelds, and hopes to sell a further 17 million before April 2013, the platform holder has revealed.

During a financial report, Nintendo said that 1.86 million 3DS units had been shifted for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and forecasts total sales to reach 18 million for the year - it's no longer selling the console at a loss, as it was when it dramatically cut the price due to low uptake.

The DS and Wii sold 540,000 and 710,000 units respectively for the quarter.

DS software for the period reached 8.48 million games sold - 2.45 million of which were Pokemon Black and White 2.

Overall Nintendo posted a loss of ¥17.2 billion ($220.5 million) for the quarter, lower than the ¥25.5 billion ($326.5 million) loss posted for the equivalent period the previous year.

The 3DS XL (pictured) hits Europe this week.



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