Handheld raises its game with strong sales rush ahead of holiday season

Nintendo: 3DS has regained its vigour

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes the 3DS is about to cross the 3m sales mark in Japan and will reach a 4m milestone by April.

Speaking to Nikkei, as translated by Andriasang, Iwata (pictured) said the 3DS “has regained its vigour” thanks to the price drop and major new releases such as Mario Kart 7 hitting shelves.

The racer sold 420,000 units in its first week in Japan – double that of the DS version.

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