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Nintendo: 3DS a Record Breaker; No Numbers Yet

Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console launched in North America this past Sunday and it generated quite a bit of excitement. However, judging by comments made by our own readers, a lot of people felt that at $250, it was too expensive.

That said, it seems a significant number of people were more than willing to fork over their 2.5 Benjamins, as Nintendo has announced that first day sales of the 3DS have surpassed the first-day sales of all other Nintendo handheld consoles.

A mighty achievement, to be sure. Unfortunately for us, Nintendo didn’t provide any hard numbers so we don’t know precisely how well the 3DS did. Still, with official sales data due out on April 14, we can’t imagine it would be in Nintendo’s best interest to lie.