Nintendo 3DS – A Year On

By On 29th March, 2012

After the unbelievable success of the Nintendo DS, The 3DS was going to have a tough time to live up to its expectations. The original DS has sold a massive 13m units in the UK since its release in 2004.

Then on March the 25th last year, Nintendo released their 3DS. The 3DS got off to a shaky start when console sales figures fell far short of predictions. Slated for its lack of games at release the Nintendo began to turn things around with a steady increase of sales and has come a long way since its release.

After launch, the 3DS was labelled a “headache machine” by the Sun and was unjustly criticised. The high cost at release did not help in sales either costing around £230! When the 3DS did drop its price however Console sales were boosted incredibly and the 3DS Stormed into 2012 with millions of units of sales under its belt.

Also helped a long the way with an impressive line up of games including Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 already released and Luigi’s Mansions 2 and Mario Tennis on the way the its going to potentially face even more success in the future. Check out our 3DS deals page for the latest Nintendo 3DS Bundle.

Tom Stowe

I am deputy editor for console deals, this means i get to play tons of games, write reviews, news and post just about anything! I play most genre of games, mainly on PC! Feel free to add me on steam or follow me on twitter!