Not surprisingly, the fat price drop on the Nintendo 3DS caused sales to rise by a whopping 260 percent for the month of August with 235,000 units sold. Nintendo’s other hardware, the Wii, continues to see declining sales with 190,000 units moved last month, and the Nintendo DS rounding things out with 165,000 units sold.
“Consumers are responding very positively to the new suggested retail price of $169.99 for the Nintendo 3DS,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Star Fox 64 3D and the new Flame Red color launching tomorrow, and Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 arriving later this year, Nintendo 3DS will offer consumers cutting-edge entertainment and tremendous value this holiday season.”
Nintendo also had a few other random, perspective creating numbers for us to digest: 5 of the top 10 best-selling titles for the month of August were on a Nintendo platform. So far in 2011, 50 million units of software have been sold across Nintendo platforms. Lastly, in total, over 540 million units of software have been sold on the Wii and DS family of systems combined.