Nine Weeks in, 3DS Sales Have Dropped to Wonderswan Levels - NewsVGChartz Staff, posted on 30 April 2011 / 10,868 Views
The Nintendo 3DS, despite having "the highest [sales] of any Nintendo hand-held system in [Nintendo's] history," has taken a nosedive sales-wise. Analysts have stated that 3DS sales have "slowed considerably" since launch, and they just keep dropping. It can't help either that the last time a new game was released for the system was April 18. Oh, and all those earthquakes haven't been too kind to Nintendo's stock, either.
A poster over at Japanese site Esuteru (via Tiny Cartridge) compiled a sales graph comparing Japanese handheld sales, and notes that, nine weeks into the 3DS's lifespan, it is sitting at the same level as the Japan-only Bandai Wonderswan. That's... not good news. Here's the graph:
With big titles like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D not launching until the summer, it wouldn't be surprising if sales continued to stagnate until the games that people have been waiting for kickstart hardware sales.
What are your thoughts? Are you waiting for a 3DS price drop or the launch of a particular title, or did you pick up a 3DS of your own and can't understand why the sales are so shoddy?