Yesterday we reported about how well the sales of the Nintendo 3DS have been in Japan since the drastic price cut. Apparently Nintendo is having a similar success in the United States as well.

While the statistics a more vague than as in Japan, a spokesperson for the retail chain Target has confirmed that there has been high demand for the Nintendo 3DS since the price cut, just as has been observed in Japan. And odds are that it’s not just Target that is experiencing the recent sales burst. Other retailers such as Walmart most likely have the same story to tell.

Even better for the Legend of Zelda is that Ocarina of Time 3D is currently the top-selling game at Target! Even though the sudden rise in popularity shouldn’t be a huge surprise given the lack of big-name titles for the 3DS, it’s good to see the Legend of Zelda going strong in the sales department.

Source: My Nintendo News
  • Hello my name is…

    I knew people wanted a 3DS! They just didn't want to pay 250 for it!

  • I love my 3DS It smell's good, it's outragiously fun to play. It's good Stuff actualy one of mine favourite consoles of nintendo however GBASP HAS SPECIAL PLACE IN MA HEART!!!!!

  • MasterLink434

    3DS FTW

  • wdwdssadad

    Oh how nice, the top-selling game is a game that was made for the N64.

    • No surprise there, right? 😉

    • Invader_Zim

      It isn't the consumers' fault that the best game released for the system so far is a remake.

  • Jbeht

    I still need to get one.

    • mcdude910

      As do all that do not own one, me included.

  • Whoa, the price has been brought down. 8D I might look at getting one now.

    • Azerik

      Where have you been lol, its been lowered for what, a week now? I ought mine 2 days ago, lovin' every minute of it.

      • Unfortunately, I've been gone a bit more than a week. ;D

  • Z-MAN7

    This was a smart move for Nintendo. If they can just get more quality 3DS software on the market, they can get a decent head start before the PS Vita launches next year. This holiday season can be a key victory for the big N, only if they play their cards right.

    • Azerik

      Well every Nintendo system made seems to sell like hotcakes whenever they come out, and there are a few titles lined up that are sure to make money. Harvest Moon, MGS3, Kid Icarus….Two popular game franchises and the revival of an old one. Plus an announced release of Zone of the Enders, and Tales of the Abyss on 3DS in the future. I can see them easily raking in cash.

      • Keimori

        Not to mention Starfox 64 3D, Mario Kart and Super Mario 3D land, they join the lineup this "holiday season" too, when that happens, combined with the pricecut, prepare to watch the systems fly out of stores.

        It'd be like the DS's launch, there was not much at all, but once it got momentium it steamrolled everything, now we got a brilliant libary for the DS.

        I'd bet anyone that in a years time, There'll be a lovely selection of 3DS games to choose from.

  • KingDodongo1

    That's good to hear. This Christmas there's probably gonna be another boost in sales because of all the games like Mario Kart 3D, Kid Icarus Uprising, etc.


      Still waiting for a Kid Icarus Uprising release date…


    Great! Speaking of Walmart, it says I won a Walmart gift card each time I come to this site 🙁

  • chancho

    so happy it is doing good now it reall is a great system

  • This is awesome Nintendo! I really hope they get their money that they wanted. But now it will be more popular and Street Pass will give me more Mii's than Zero hopefully :D. And does anyone know if the Golden Wii Remote Plus comes with Skyward Sword if you pre-order it?


      No one know anything yet about hte golden Wii Remote Plus yet. I've only get one Streetpass hit for my Mii Plaza but would love to engage in a Super Street Fighter IV #D Edition simulation battle.

      • A_LINK_IN_TIME

        Ooops, the not hte!

  • mcdude910

    I will probably be grabbing one… September 11th. For those that think I'm being disrespectful or something, I would like to point out that the Flame Red system is coming out on the 9th, and my birthday is the 10th (I will most definitely be getting money), so I will get it the next day, as I will be busy on my birthday.

  • Alessandra

    I'm happy that I got my 3DS for $250 two weeks ago and I don't regret it. I just had to save up to get it and in time I did, this is great news for Nintendo though I'm happy for them. 🙂

  • Invader_Zim

    Awesome. Got mine on OoT3D's release date. Totally worth it, especially with the Ambassador program. Can't wait 'till the holiday season rolls around.


      Ambassadors, FTW!

  • blah

    I can't wait until the red one comes out! I didn't buy one yet.

  • #1 Zelda Game Lover

    I remember the day I got Ocarina of Time 3D. First I went to Wal-mart because we didn't feel like driving to Best Buy. And they didn't have it. And the guy there had no idea what Ocarina of Time was. Me and my brother got in the car and said "I feel so sorry for that whole guy's childhood."

  • Price of software obviously needs to come down. 3D is not an excuse to ask for the same price as AAA games on PS3, that cost a lot more time and money to make. Look at Sony's pricing for PSP software and follow suit.

  • Sakume

    I told you this would help them with selling. But I'm sure the ambassador program is just a lovely incentive as well.

    • Sakume

      Well. Was a lovely incentive. Since it's no longer in effect.

  • link28469

    I work at Gamestop, and on the day of the price drop we sold out on all 3DS units. This is mainly because many customers (including regulars) didn’t feel like paying a total of $273.11 for the system. Many regulars deliberately came in on this day to get it at a lower price, while other customers like mothers looking for a DS for their kids were not baffled by the new system’s new price and they actually bought it. We’ve actually been selling many of them, when before, we sold very few. Note that we sold more on August 12 than we did on its launch date: March 27(when I got mine).
    By the way, we’re now accepting pre-orders on the upcoming Red 3DS.

  • TheMaverickk

    I think this should be expected. I know people have been talking doom and gloom about the 3DS… but the truth is simple. People just don't want to pay $250 for a portable gaming system.

    It's why the PSP failed so hard. It always was too costly.

    The DS was successful because it was fairly affordable though the general life of it. Same with the Wii. In all honesty… if they have the 3DS at this price, while the VITA is at $250, they will have the advantage.