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Reggie Says Nintendo 3DS Performance In US Is “Very Strong”


Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has told USA Today that the company believes sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld in the United States have been “very strong” despite the rise of tablet and smartphone gaming. Reggie says that Nintendo has sold eight million Nintendo 3DS consoles in the United States since launching the device in 2011. The original Nintendo DS sold seven million during the same time period.

“That gives us a lot of confidence and a lot of belief that with great content and great experiences, the 3DS is going to be a very healthy platform.”

“In the end, it’s all about the games and our ability to launch strong software on a regular pace to drive the hardware business. From a consumer standpoint, it’s all about the content.”

70 thoughts on “Reggie Says Nintendo 3DS Performance In US Is “Very Strong””

          1. lol! The most refreshing troll Ive seen yet. We can keep Walter around any day over some of the idiots that stay here lol. Hey Walter, what would it take 4 you to be pleased about th e WIIU? If its games (Of course/Which games?) What would be a realistic dream lineup for this year?

            1. Good question. I would be a bit more pleased if it came with windex. I could wash my windows with it as well. A dream lineup would be to take all the dust particles ever in the world, put them in one big line, and swiffer that shit away with one swipe. That would be cool.

              1. I had an imaginary girlfried, her name was antea knežević i loved to jerk off to her photos, but she will never know because guess what, none of you will ever see this, my name is noa jadrešić

      1. I love my WiiU. I play online with several of my friiends, and have enjoyed HD console gaming for the first time.

        You remind me of Myself when the 3DS launched. I was an ASSHOLE, Bitching daily because of the lack of software, then the price cut (Although Loved my ambasidor games)

        Still, I didn’t stop my ranting until Ocarina of Time 3D came out. I was fucking BITTER.

        So, I suppose I know how you feel, I’ve never had an HD console. (No xBox, No PS, ) So I am estatic with the WiiU. If you own other consoles, I suppose I can see why you’re a bitter ass, but I think the WiiU is fantastic.

        1. Understandable. I love my Wii U too, when my house gets dirty I just tape it to a stick and clean up all the dust very quickly.

          1. That’s because you can’t afford any new games you fucking bum. Go and buy Monster Hunter , Lego city , Injustice , Toki tori 2 .

            1. You really like to follow me around like a puppy. Instead of running your mouth how about you put it to better use. Like go suck an autistic kids cock. I’m sure he’ll appreciate that.

              1. Lol… your comments actually sound a lot like what Walter White would actually say!
                I do enjoy my Nintendo Wii U though, so… back the hell off this is my turf!!

              2. You’re probably like 5 foot nothing. Your face is at cock level. Therefore, if you really seen me, the only thing you’d do is suck my dick. No punches necessary. Just you blowing me ;)

          2. SherlockWillFightBilbo

            Lol I thought at first you were gonna cave to them but then you surprised me and stuck with it. Nice xD

                1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

                  I was seriously about to tell him that XD
                  He’s not only the most successful, he’s my favourite. I enjoy reading his posts.

    1. From the very same source (if you even bothered to Ctrl+F Wii U):

      “What I would say about Wii U – and what Mr. Iwata has said – is that the pace of launches has been slower than we hoped. But as we prepare for E3, the pace of launches for Wii U is going to dramatically increase.”

  1. Nintendo, like the Reggie Fils’ Ame said are having a stellar 3DS market share in America and the other markets around the world. This gives them leeway to plot a great and prosperous path for the Wii U. When the xbox720 is announced and all it’s features revealed nintendo shall unleash the Wii U as the have done the 3DS. Wait! Monster hunter 3 Ultimate, Lego city undercover, need for speed most wanted, e-shop gems, third party galore being released every month the Wii U is in good shape. Earth bound, hopefully is also going to be 30 cents. Game on everyone

    P.S shout out to lol, jamesmac and Walter white!

    1. Earthbound will not be 30 cents. That is some high hope you have. It’s more likely going to be 8.99 or 9.99 at a premium price due to the demand for it.

  2. Mario&Luigi Dream Team, Yoshi’s Island 3DS, Bravely Default, Shin Megami Tensei IV, AND A Link To The Past Sequel.
    Holy shit, this really is the best Handheld ever made! They should’ve just called it the “Super Nintendo 3DS”. XD
    EARTHBOUND!!! lol
    I wished they would’ve talked more about the Wii U during the Direct, but I think its pretty obvious that they’re gonna stay quiet about it until E3 & they’re getting all of the 3DS stuff out of the way so they have more time at the event. ;)

    1. I disagree. I think it’s just the opposite. Last year they only briefly mentioned the 3DS in the keynote speech at E3 and had a separate event later-on for the 3DS. They may be planning something similar this year.

      Just based on showing off the new Mario Galaxy (probable,) Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Yoshi’s Yarn, Wii Fit U, Wii Party U, Bayonetta 2, Windwaker HD, Miyamoto’s new IP, the Retro Studios game and MAYBE at least a trailer for the new Zelda HD game would be enough in and of itself for a full conference from Nintendo. We already know that were are many other unannounced 1st-party Wii U titles and 3rd-party Wii U titles. Nintendo usually sticks to about an hour for their keynote address, but they might need to go overtime this year.

  3. Haha! And people from the UK thought the U.S and UK were on the same terms when it comes to Nintendo. SO Not true! The U.S supports Nintedo wayyyyy more than the UK does. How many 3DS were sold over on the other side of the “Pond?” 💋

      1. your repetitive, you obviously dont know what autism is so shut the fuck up and i bet you never actually seen what a real autistic person is like, i know one and its bad, he will never be able to live on his own. you can have a better insult than that or are just that boring and stupid and cant have a regular social skills, even over the internet, that worries me, you are a stupid fuck and if i was autistic i wouldnt be on here probably

        1. so… when a person gets the diagnose of autism they are unable to use the internet anymore. Strange that I’m using it right now…

  4. and He’s right, it’s all about the games. The system free glasses 3D? great! but that doesn’t sell systems, people want to play great games. That goes to NextGen visuals too.

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