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Nikkei: 3DS sells 400k day 1

DCharlie

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I got my (non preorder) machine around 4pm today - plenty of machines available. I'm sure the units are hard to come by right now but any idea that this was "sold out in minutes" is a bit off the mark
 

Chris1964

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slaughterking said:
Is the article really talking about a matter of minutes?
ができるなど出足は好調で、初日の販売分はほぼ完売したもようだ

EDIT: Now that I see it again maybe it doesn't mean minutes of hour. I'll edit the OP.
 

KingDizzi

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slaughterking said:
Is the article really talking about a matter of minutes?
It's called exaggeration and it's not needed when a system sells 400k on launch day, if it did happen then the people employees must be robots or something. We all knew the 3DS would sell well, question is that how many can Nintendo manufacture?
 

faridmon

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400k? not impressed, Can't Nintendo ship more 3DSes since it is written all over it that its going to sell in matter of minuttes. But no, Nintendo is being conservative...
 

Speevy

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The customers were scanned with a high frequency laser which processed the bar code implanted within each one of them, automatically extracting the desired amount from their bank accounts.

400,000 units of the 3DS were then teleported from shipping facilities to their hands.

You're right, it was more like seconds.
 

matmanx1

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I don't remember where I read it but 400k was the day 1 allocation and the launch period allocation was 1-1.5million for Japan. I think the easy prediction at this point is that they sell all of those ;-)
 

EatChildren

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For comparisons sake, Nintendo shipped 400,000 Wiis to Japan for launch, and it took two days to sell ~370,000.
 
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It's going to be interesting to see if Nintendo can keep up with demand. I can easily see the 3DS having a year of shortages like the Wii did.