Nintendo Says First-Day Sales of the 3DS Broke Records

There are no specific sales figures being shared yet about the weekend launch of Nintendo’s 3DS–those will come April 14 when NPD releases an independent report–but Nintendo still couldn’t help but toot its own horn today. According to IndustryGamers.com and confirmed by us, Nintendo said first-day sales in the U.S. for the 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo handheld system in history. The device did not sell out, but “Nintendo worked hard to get as much product as possible to retailers on day one to meet demand, and we will continue with these efforts moving forward,” said Charlie Scibetta, senior director of corporate communications.


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