Australian Retailers Sell Out of Nintendo 3DS Consoles Over Weekend
The Nintendo 3DS was hard to find over the weekend as many Australian retailers sold out a week after Nintendo made effective a price drop on the hardware.
We called almost 30 stores across Sydney late Sunday afternoon in a search for anyone with stock of the 3D device. Of the 28 stores we contacted, only 2 had “one or two” left, with one of the stores confirming their last their floor demo stock. Businesses called were JB HiFi, EB Games, GAME, Dick Smith and Big W in various locations throughout the Sydney metro area.
Since the price drop, which saw AUD$100 shaved off the RRP of the new console, sales numbers have been pretty good. Last week it was revealed that retailers managed to move over 200,000 units just a couple of days after the drop in price in Japan alone, a stark contrast to the previous week’s 40,000.
Specific sales numbers are expected to be released later this week, though Australian numbers may not come out till next month. All stores we contacted assured us that more stock was on the way sometime this week. Did you manage to get your hands on the console? Let us know in the comments below, or join our new forums to discuss in detail with our community!