Quantcast
GameStop: 3DS sales will lag behind expectations - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



GameStop: 3DS sales will lag behind expectations


1:00 PM on 05.20.2011
GameStop: 3DS sales will lag behind expectations photo



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]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






3DS

8:30 AM on 04.18.2014
Persona Q: New battle system videos show Boost system

It's gotten to the point to where I'm checking my YouTube subscriptions first thing in the morning to see if there are any more videos from Atlus on their upcoming wares. Today we're in luck as a couple of new videos on Pers...more



8:00 AM on 04.18.2014
Watch the new Pokemon movie in Japan, get Diancie and Darkrai

Japan is holding a rather neat promotion for its newest Pokemon movie -- Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. If you go see the film in theaters on July 19th, you'll not only net the new titular Pokemon, but you'll also na...more



1:15 PM on 04.17.2014
Super Smash Bros screenshot extravaganza: 130 new screens

Here is a blowout gallery of 130 new screenshots from the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., featuring new looks at new characters Zero Suit Samus, Yoshi, Sheik, Charizard, and Greninja. This comes hot off the Nintendo ...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more