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Submitted by Old_Prodigy 932d ago | news

Nintendo 3DS Outselling Both PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK

Nintendo UK’s head of consumer marketing James Honeywell says that the Nintendo 3DS is comfortably outselling the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 week-by-week in the United Kingdom. The spike in hardware sales can be attributed to a number of big named titles for the platform including Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Fire Emblem Awakening. The portable has been trending ahead of both the platforms over the last three months. (3DS, Microsoft, Nintendo, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360)

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tigertron  +   932d ago
Not surprising considering most people already have PS3s and 360s and the 3DS is a fairly recent handheld console.
TopDudeMan  +   932d ago
Well, pokemon is coming out soon, isn't it?
lcsapo  +   932d ago
Or it is simply summer holiday season and a 3DS is a good choice for travelling.
Firan  +   932d ago
In 3 months.
solidworm  +   932d ago
Handheld vs Home console. Comparing apples with oranges right there....are we that desperate to spin some positive Nintendo news?
Dan_scruggs  +   932d ago
Money is money. It can come form a handheld or a home console but it's all the same to a business. Nintendo makes money on 3DS but loses money on Wii U while Sony makes money on PS3 and loses money on Vita. It's all relative.
OMNlPOTENT  +   932d ago
yet when negative Nintendo news comes people flock to it. Anything negative about the PS4 and it's a riot.
Firan  +   932d ago
So when Sony fanboys compare Vita's sales to Wii U, it's okay. Now when 3DS is #1, it's suddenly apples and oranges.
gedden7  +   932d ago
Or we could be that desperate to just ignore it...
fattyuk  +   932d ago
AbortMission  +   932d ago
I still think the 3DS is a kids-centered console with few decent games (IMO)
Firan  +   932d ago
Kids-centered? It's for everyone.
solidworm  +   932d ago
Vauxhall sell more cars than Ferrari I said apples and oranges.
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hankmoody  +   932d ago
I never understand sales figures that compare things like this. This reminds me of articles that for instance, report a game like Last of Us beating out Man of Steel's opening weekend. Last of Us costs $60 a pop. A movie ticket costs anywhere up to $20.
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