The Nintendo 3DS is a leap forward in gaming technology that allows the player to not only play 3-D games, but to control the depth of their 3D visuals. Although not all games for the 3DS are equally enhanced through the use of the 3-D feature, many players appreciate what this function does to the graphics, as well as the ability to turn it off if they want to.
In 2013 this handheld is Nintendo’s little star, outselling all other options for four straight months between May and August. So far this year Nintendo has sold well over six million units, which is a notable increase in their annual sales of the 3DS at the same time last year. This gem should be the example for Nintendo executives about how to release a console and keep the momentum going. Consoles need games, games and more games, and it just so happens that the 3DS has had games consistently pumped into the market since it’s launch, with news of new, exciting options being released all the time.
Here’s an abbreviated list of some of the popular titles released for the 3DS just this year:
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Fire Emblem Awakening
- Mario Kart
If that isn’t enough to get you excited about the 3DS, what with the return of old classics and sequels to some of Nintendo’s most popular games, then maybe the line-up for some upcoming releases will do the trick:
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Pokemon X
- Pokemon Y
- Mario Party: Island Tour
It seems as though the 3DS will continue to plow through the competition with their highly anticipated new releases and time-tested favorites. We will see in a couple of months just how well the 3DS closes the year out, and the numbers today show this handheld to be well on its way to being a major and long-lasting market contender.