Nintendo 3DS: US Store Target Is Reporting Big Demand In Sales For Nintendo 3DS Since Price Drop

Industry Gamers were able to score an exclusive interview with a spokesperson for US retail chain Target. Apparently sales for the Nintendo 3DS have risen substantially since Nintendo ushered in the price drop on August 12th. Targets biggest selling game at the moment is the fantastic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

“We’re pleased with the increased sales results from the 3DS price-cut. The top selling game at Target is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.”


    1. They made more money from 3DS hardware sales the first day than they have made since the price drop. Cause they lose money per console sold.

      1. dude…. they don’t “lose” money per console sold… that’d be literal commercial suicide, idiot. they’re getting more money than ever now, thanks to the price drop

          1. They’re making a profit. At $250, the 3DS cost over twice as to buy as it did to make. Even with the price drop, they’re still gaining money.

            1. nintendo themselves said that they would be losing money per system after the price drop…. so…

            2. That report was wrong. It was missing a lot of the costs and even listed the wrong type and amount of RAM. Also, 3DS uses custom parts that they couldn’t find the true costs of.

        1. Remember back when Playstation was at a loss per PS3 sold? And that wasn-what am I doing? Trying to talk good about Sony in an Nintendo fanboy site. I’m gonna get troll raped! Nintendo is only making money from game sales, not hardware. I don’t remember stating otherwise. So in you’re the idiot, not I.

        2. Although I’ve heard that they lose money on each console, I don’t think anyone knows the exact manufacturing price. But they’ll still make money immediately, since no one buys a console and not a single game. Although I think it may come with Piletwings.

      2. Most game companies loose money from the console itself, they rely on software, that’s why they dropped the price. The mire games they sell the better. Same with all last gen consoles, except the Wii.

      3. That’s true. However, the more consoles sold, the more games sold; and that’s where the money’s at. Nintendo sells the console for $170 and takes an initial hit. But, even if you only bought 5-6 games over the entire console’s lifetime Nintendo and/or 3rd-party developers would still profit. Individuals who buy a 3DS and 2-3 first-party Nintendo games will most likely allow Nintendo to prosper. Not to mention, the more consoles sold, the less chance future games will be cancelled for the 3DS, which is good for everyone.

      4. The recover that money with first party games and the licenses they sell to game makers and other companies that make peripherals for it, aside from Nintendo’s own peripheral. That’s why the more people buy a 3DS, the more stuff they will be able to sell.

  1. I am kind of angry because of the price cut since I bought it earlier but I’m also very glad that people are buying it since if still no one would bought the 3DS they might stop making games for 3DS and that would be even worse. Now I just hope that the 3DS will have a long lifetime.

    1. yea dude but since you bought it early you’ll get 20 free virtual console and gba games, which i think more than makes up for the extra 80 bucks

  2. I can totally believe that. I didn’t even think of getting a 3DS until the price cut. But I got one at Walmart for $170 the day before the price cut… I really wanted the 20 free games.

  3. I like how Sony fanboys keep acting like the 3DS price cut means it will fail. I guess there not use to a companies kindness to their consumers.

    1. mario kart 7, super mario 3D land, ocarina of time 3D, unnamed animal crossing, luigi’s mansion 2, street fighter 4, 1 of the 2 resident evil’s, possibly pilot wings or nintendogs…

  4. My target in town can’t keep the 3DS instock and other popular games. Glad I got mine at GameStop for 30 bux lol had a bunch of trade in creds plus traded my lite. Can’t wait for the 20 games anyone wanna friend me my # is 4425-1525-4282

  5. This is super great news as we keep getting great new games announced for it. It’s gonna troll ps vita in my opinion

  6. Today was the second day of my Creative Writing class. We had a pretty cool exercise where we wrote a personal quality that people would not guess just by looking at us. Then everything was put in a list and we had to go around the room asking questions to guess who wrote what. The purpose of it was to get to know each other. One chick I interviewed turned out to be a big Nintendo fan and a crazy Zelda fan. She still hasn’t gotten a 3DS, but she already has the Zelda case. Pretty crazy.

    1. I tried convincing my mom to just get the zelda case so that when I get my 3DS I can add it on xD She gave me the funniest look ever cuz she didnt know why I want to get a cover before the actual 3DS which is sad kinda, but whatever

      1. I bought zelda ocarina of time a month before I got the 3ds. Then I heard about the price cut. x)

  7. Target I went to was all sold out! Walmart too!

    Vita missed a big opportunity with the holidays. 2 things sell ds systems: mario and Mario kart.

  8. God I hope the Sony Vita follows suite, then I could have BOTH systems and enjoy all the Nintendo and Sony goodness a gamer could ask for!

  9. Can’t wait for Resident Evil Revelations! I bought my 3DS at Wal Mart on the 10th at 170 , plus I got the 20 free juegos!

  10. Hopefully this means now I’ll finally get some Miis in my Mii Plaza now! I’ve had my 3DS for over a month and I only have 3 miis, even though i’ve taken it everywhere with me.

    1. I had mine since launch and had my first mii in a trip to Germany (excluding my little brothers and little sisters mii’s) and my second mii in Florance (Italy). And I come from Holland so wtf.

  11. Legend of zelda ocarina of time 3d,Luigi’s mansion 2,paper mario,starfox 3d,metal gear solid 3d,tekken,super mario land 3d,mario kart 7.that is just a few of the 3ds games i am going to buy,Nintendo is gonna do soooo good,this is still around the first year for them too

    1. i forgot resident evil revelations,and maybe the mercenarys if leon is update into the game.too many great games it mind boggles me,really cant wait for metal gear solid though

  12. As a 3ds owner, I’m glad the price drop has had such a dramatic effect. I carried my 3ds with me on a trip into San Francisco the other day hoping I would find some people with street pass. I was there for about six hours and I didn’t meet a single person. Needless to say I was sorely disappointed. I’m looking forward to an increase.

  13. I’m glad that many have the opportunity to have a Nintendo 3DS and play the wonderful games.

  14. Animal crossing
    Ace Combat
    Cave story 3D
    Dead or Alive: Dimensions
    Dragon quest
    F1 2011
    Fantasy Life
    FIFA 12

  15. Animal crossing
    Rayman 3D
    Rayman Origins
    Rune Factory 4
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
    Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
    Star Fox 64 3D
    The Sims 3
    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
    Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
    Super Mario 3D Land
    Super Smash Bros.
    Tetris 3DS
    Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney
    Ace Combat
    Cave story 3D
    Dead or Alive: Dimensions
    Dragon quest
    F1 2011
    Fantasy Life
    FIFA 12
    Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns
    Heroes of Ruin
    James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes
    Kid Icarus: Uprising
    Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
    Luigi’s Mansion 2
    Mario Kart 7
    Naruto Shippūden 3D: The New Era
    Ninja Gaiden
    Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle

    Donations accepted please, I need money

    1. The games I want the most:
      1.Star Fox
      2.Kingdom Hearts DDD
      3.Tales of Abyss
      -4.Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D <,< (Make it Nintendo)

      1. oh and Animal Crossing 3D. I kind of hope they add the GCN Animal Crossing to the virtual console. Doubt it would happen but would be nice.

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