29 Sep

The announced February/March launch date of the 3DS missed many analyst marks by a few months. The handheld was expected to at least hit the Japanese markets by the holiday season this year, but Nintendo reported on some key concerns pushing back the release. Specifically, Nintendo wasn’t certain it would be able to produce enough units by year’s end to meet the inevitable demand. Nonetheless, the company expects 4 million units in the handheld’s first month, opening to around 15 million globally in its first year, despite some financial overseer’s opinions that shipments may be more constrained due to the delayed launch.

2 thoughts on “3DS Intended for Holiday, Production Fears Delayed Launch”

  1. Also you should add in that they probably didn’t know how many titles would be ready by launch time and, few titles for a new system really doesn’t help the sales of a console.

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