Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS increased 33 percent in month-to-month data in the latest U.S. retail figures.
NPD Group Inc. this week reported that the Nintendo 3DS sold 143,000 units in June, an increase from 97,000 units the month prior.
Nintendo this week began offering streaming functionality by Netflix Inc. to the Nintendo 3DS handheld. An additional library of 3D movies will be available soon.
Meanwhile, Amazon.com Inc. this week is holding a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Game Sale that includes select Nintendo 3DS titles.
Nintendo in June released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS handheld that added an Internet Browser and an online store.
Virtual Console content includes Super Mario Land, Alleyway, and Radar Mission. New content will be added each Thursday.
The company said an application for short-form video service to view 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos will be enabled in the future.
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 includes 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses, 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 includes the Nintendo 3DS Camera software, Mii Maker, and the Nintendo eShop to download new software.
Finally, the 3DS is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games.