Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS fell about 50 percent in Apr. U.S. figures from debut sales one month prior.
NPD Group Inc. this week said the Nintendo 3DS 194,000 units in Apr. down from the 400,000 launch units sold in Mar.
Nintendo released Nintendo 3DS handheld launched with 18 software titles Mar. 27.
Third-party titles include Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, The Sims 3, Madden NFL Football, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Ridge Racer 3D, Super Monkey Ball, Bust-A-Move Universe, Samurai Warriors, Asphalt 3D, Combat of Giants, Rayman 3D, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars.
Titles carry an MSRP of $39.99 each.
The Nintendo 3DS includes two screens, a 3D Depth Slider, a Circle Pad, and a 2GB SD Card.
Functionality includes StreetPass to exchange game data between owners who pass one another.
Additionally, the hardware will include the Nintendo 3DS Camera software, Mii Maker, and the Nintendo eShop to download new software.
Nintendo 3DS includes 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses.
In addition, the 3DS is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games.
Nintendo in Mar. said the Nintendo 3DS hardware will include the ability to stream content from Netflix Inc. and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality via AT&T Wireless networks.
Additionally, the company announced a new 3D ‘Super Mario’ is in development for the Nintendo 3DS hardware.