The NPD Group’s video game industry analyst, Anita Frazier, has revealed that the Nintendo 3DS is the only platform that hasn’t seen a decline in sales from this time last year. The Nintendo 3DS managed to sell 113.5K in May, while Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 160K. The Nintendo DS saw a 35% increase of sales from the previous month. This was due to the price cut of the Nintendo DSi and DSi XL.
“All hardware platforms, save the 3DS, saw a decline in unit sales versus last year. The Nintendo DS, however, did realize a 35% lift over April 2012, catalyzed by the May 20th price reduction on the DSi and DSi XL. Even with the price drop on the DS platform, 3DS sales realized an increase of 17% over last May.”