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Nintendo 3DS Surges Post Price Cut In Japan

Over in the Land of the Rising Sun (most commonly known as Japan), the Nintendo 3DS has seen a surge in sales between August 8 and August 14, according to Japanese publication Nikkei. In that period of time 207,000 units were sold.

The reason for this surge was, of course, was the massive price cut Nintendo announced for the Nintendo 3DS. That came in to affect on August 11th. The price went down from ¥25,000 ($321) to ¥15,000 ($187).

Media Create, who also tracks hardware and software sales in Japan, will release their figures on the 18th of August. Those figures would be interesting to see considering the price drop. Media Create tracks the sales a little differently than Nikkei.

If the 3DS price cut created this positive effect, then could it be repeated worldwide? We shall see.

Joshua Spudic
Joshua Spudic
Josh is the name, writing is my game... well my degree will say that. But, when uni gets me down (and it does), there is no better way that to grab a chair, sit back and slicing up some DarkspawnI started my gaming interest back in the good old 16 bit era with the Sega Mega Drive and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I was roughly five years old. To this day I still try to fire up the dusty companion and speed through the wacky and bright levels, jumping on some Badniks, collecting those damn Chaos Emeralds. Then I moved onto Sony's disk based console the Playstation (thanks to my uncle). Since then I have picked up each of Sony's consoles from the 5th to current generation that has been released in Australia (with more to come).In terms of writing about games, I am quite new to the field. I started out late last year with my own blog before deciding to move to greener pastures. I have written a few reviews for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Features as well. I hope I can flex my muscles while writing with Capsule Computers.If I'm not gaming, however, I'm writing narratives. I am currently trying to kickstart a high fantasy novel (which, hopefully, turns into a complex RPG) that I want done in five years or so. My passion of writing has been there for a long time and has flourished as I grew. I'm into the fantasy genre, both games and novels, and thoroughly enjoy a deep and complex RPG, whether it comes from the East or West.Oh and anime is awesome!