The 3DS has been doing decently in the US and other western regions, but has exploded in Japan. There’s a reason for this Nintendo’s Bill Trinen explains.
He has said that the console will take off in the US this year due to the games that will be released for it. “We have noticed that in the US in particular, people tend to, at least when it comes to handheld gaming, they tend to shift generations a lot more slowly than they do particularly in Japan. In Japan, once a new handheld system comes out it’s like everybody just goes right to it,” he told Gamespot.