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Nintendo 3DS is number one again, Wii U on the rise

by William Schwartz

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Nintendo has just released some of their most recent sales data for the 3DS and Wii U. The company’s 3DS handheld finished last month as the top selling hardware in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive month. Furthermore, the September 20th price cut of the Wii U seems to be taking with consumers.

Nintendo claims that sales of the Wii U hardware have jumped more than 200% in September over sales in August, noting that only half of the month had the price cut.

Nintendo’s 3DS has been selling like hotcakes, and the well recieved release of Pokemon X & Y isn’t likely going to hurt their cause. On the Wii U front, Nintendo enters into a highly competitive environment against the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, armed with some of their biggest franchises and the price cut.

It is expected that the Wii U could see significant interest this holiday season due to the release of Super Mario 3D World on the console, the game is due to arrive on November 22nd — right in the middle of the Black Friday holiday shopping season.

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