Nintendo 3DS owners are not buying games

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Interesting little bit of data here; although the Nintendo 3DS is selling very well in Japan, the games are most definately not.

Enterbrain (the Japanese company behind Famitsu that keeps track of sales data as well) has reported that in October, despite selling 304,000 units of hardware, just 122,000 games were sold; less than 40 per cent of new 3DS owners have bought a game.

Of course, that’s likely to change shortly, with the release of Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, but if third party developers were worried about how the previous generation of Nintendo consoles struggled to allow 3rd parties to be profitable, it looks like the new generation is kicking off in much the same way.

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