Analyst: 3DS To Sell 11.6M Globally By Year-End, Won't Match Total DS Sales

Analyst reports suggest that the Nintendo 3DS sold 500,000 units in the U.S. in its debut month, due to strong pre-orders.

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said in a Monday research note that he also expect sales of the original Nintendo DS to cut in half due to the launch of the 3DS, while the new handheld has the potential to give the U.S. game industry the boost it needs to enter positive territory in April.

Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz predicted much higher numbers, stating that he expects the 3DS sold around 750,000 units in March in the U.S. He suggests that Nintendo's latest release will be a "stabilizing factor" for the handheld market.

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Stealth20k2807d ago

the ps3 sold 1 third of the ps2's sold

when you break 100 million units theres no where to go but down

ozstar2807d ago

Fair point, everybody gets a bubble