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.”