Nintendo 3DS Best-Selling Console for 5th Consecutive Month.

3DS Best-Selling

With the upcoming Christmas rush approaching the Video Game console market, Nintendo looks to continue the recent success of the 3DS.

Momentum is on Nintendo’s side as both the Wii U and 3DS looks to carry sales momentum into the festive season. September the 20th saw Nintendo reduce the price of the Wii U by a respectable $50, achieving a more favourable price of $299.99. In combination with a limited edition combo launch package with The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Nintendo witnessed sales for the unit grow by a monumental 200%. This is good news for a franchise that reputably received an underwhelming response upon release, with it’s sales estimates dropping 1.5 million in December 2012 alone.

Nintendo’s recent prosperity seems obvious when considering Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, released on October 12th, sold upwards of 4 million units in it’s first two days of availability. Additionally, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour launch on November 22nd, completing a trio of major releases for the Nintendo franchise.

Further more, Wii U fans will not be withheld from anticipating major upcoming titles as Wii Party U, Wii Fit U, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and Super Mario 3D World launch throughout October and November.

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