3DS vs DS: Can the 3DS outsell the DS?

Pocket Gamer - Nintendo revealed earlier this week that the Nintendo 3DS had sold out of its initial stock over the Japanese launch weekend, shifting more than 400,000 units in the space of two days.

While this may sound incredibly impressive, here at Pocket Gamer we wanted to put the numbers into perspective - and what better way to do that than to compare the latest handheld with its 3D-less big brother, the original Nintendo DS?

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-Mezzo-2847d ago

It's to early to say whether it will sell more than DS or not, though crossing a 100 Million mark like the DS will be hard.

StbI9902847d ago

For any device featuring price over 250 dollars would be hard.

longcat2847d ago (Edited 2847d ago )

The fact hat one of the main features of the device (3d) is receiving mixed reactions is not going to help either.

Take away 3D and its just a DS with improved graphics - not gonna pay $250 for that

Masterchef20072847d ago

It wont be easy. The DS has sold over 1 million units and take into the fact that the 3DS is priced at 250€ euros.

What i am trying to say is that the 3DS will sell slower than the DS because of price.

herobyclicking2846d ago

The DS has sold nearly 145 million units, but yes I agree, it is going to be tough for Nintendo to beat that record.

Masterchef20072846d ago

srry my mistake i meant to say 100 million. But yes Nintendo will have an extremely difficult time to beat the DS sales numbers mainly because of the price of the 3DS. Which is 250€ in comparison to 150€ when the DS launched.