hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

GameStop: 3DS sales will lag behind expectations

1:00 PM on 05.20.2011 // Jim Sterling
  @JimSterling

US retailer GameStop is apparently disappointed in the 3DS' sales performance, stating that Nintendo's latest handheld isn't going to perform as well as everybody thought it did once the results are in. 

"We were very excited about 3DS when it launched. [It] was one of the highest market shares we've ever had for a Nintendo launch at 45%, said president Tony Bartel. "I think there have been reports that the numbers are lagging from what the expectations were in the US, and I think our results will be in line with that.

"In [fiscal] Q2 [ending July], we do expect we will fall slightly short of what we expected. We were excited at the launch, but in Q2 we believe it will slightly lag [behind] our expectation."

The 3DS has not had the greatest start. Between mainstream press writing scare stories and giving negative reviews, the lack of software support since release, and system-selling features that still aren't implemented yet, Nintendo's console has not been the darling it was before launch. That's what happens when you rush out an unfinished console just to keep your shareholders happy. 

GameStop: 3DS Launch Success Dampened By Lagging Sales [Gamasutra]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Jim Sterling, Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -