Nintendo 3DS is an extremely successful handheld console that has already achieved many milestones. Now this handheld has achieved another milestone as Nintendo 3DS sales have surpassed the sales of PlayStation 2 in Japan.
According to the latest Media Create sales, Nintendo 3DS sales for the last week were 133,478 units which make the total lifetime sales of this handheld console 21,913,661 units. With these figures, Nintendo 3DS has outperformed PlayStation 2 in Japan as Sony’s console sold 21,833,216 units.
Nintendo seems very focused towards its upcoming console Nintendo Switch and it is assumed that with the release of next console Nintendo would stop supporting the 3DS. However, Nintendo has no such plans.
According to Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, Nintendo 3DS sales are improving and thinks that Nintendo Switch could have this positive impact on the handheld’s sales.
Thanks to our software, the 3DS hardware is still growing. So that business still has momentum. And certainly rather than being cannibalized by the Switch, we think the 3DS can continue in its own form.
He further discussed the possibility of Nintendo Switch support for VR. According to Kimishima, Nintendo Switch might support VR in the future, but might not be available at launch.
If you asked as if this might be possible in the future, certainly we can’t say no. In terms of how it can be used for gaming, it’s something we must consider. It depends on the system specifications.
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