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.

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tigertron1527d ago

Not surprising considering most people already have PS3s and 360s and the 3DS is a fairly recent handheld console.

TopDudeMan1527d ago

Well, pokemon is coming out soon, isn't it?

lcsapo1527d ago

Or it is simply summer holiday season and a 3DS is a good choice for travelling.

solidworm1527d ago

Handheld vs Home console. Comparing apples with oranges right there....are we that desperate to spin some positive Nintendo news?

Dan_scruggs1527d 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.

OMNlPOTENT1527d ago

yet when negative Nintendo news comes people flock to it. Anything negative about the PS4 and it's a riot.

Firan1527d 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.

gedden71527d ago

Or we could be that desperate to just ignore it...

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AbortMission1527d ago

I still think the 3DS is a kids-centered console with few decent games (IMO)

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