3.61 Million 3DS Units Sold, Nintendo Quite Pleased With 'Smooth Start'

By Colin Tan on April 25, 2011, 2:49PM EDT

Nintendo's report for the end of the fiscal year has revealed that the 3DS has sold approximately 3.61 million units worldwide. Nintendo managed to provide a steady supply of the handheld device to retailers, avoiding sell-outs like those seen with the Wii.

Nintendo noted that it was quite proud and happy with the "smooth start" for their new 3D handheld device, despite there not being any Italian plumbers or time-travelling heroes included in the launch lineup.

The company added that they will "attempt to spread Nintendo 3DS vigorously to a wide range of audiences."

While the tragic 3/11 earthquake and tsunami have left Japan in a rather precarious state, Nintendo notes that they have not been directly affected by it as a company, but the future remains unpredictable.

"It can be predicted that there will be an indirect impact from individual consumption patterns or economic conditions in the future," they said, referring to the aftermaths of the quake and tsunami, as well as the nuclear incident at the Fukushima nuclear reactors.

Source: Industry Gamers

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