Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week began selling Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL handhelds directly to consumers following a multi-year discontinuation.
This week, the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo 3DS XL held an in-stock status and ships directly from Amazon.com.
Amazon in 2011 discontinued selling the Nintendo 3DS and subsequently all Nintendo hardware after it placed the 3DS under review after consumer complaints regarding the hardware hinge.
Following the disclaimer, the retailer only sold Nintendo hardware via third-party sellers.
It currently does not selling the Wii U or WIi hardware directly to consumers.
The Nintendo 3DS sold 1.4 million hardware units and 11.01 million software units in the quarter.
The company cited strong Q1 sales of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Donkey Kong Country Returns.