Nintendo’s 3DS has been given a second wind with the recent price cut. Since the coins were shed off of the system Ubisoft has reportedly seen an ‘eight-fold’ increase in software sales.
European marketing and sales director Geoffrey Sardin has said as much to GamesIndustry. “We are very pleased with the developement,” he said.
Not everyone’s convinced though; an unnamed source from another third-party offered less positive comments to the site. “So far retail is not euphoric,” the source said.
“The fact that 3DS-software is still treated with great caution in the initial and repeat orders, we see that retail waits for the commercial development. It will be important to watch 3DS when the big Nintendo-titles are out there on holiday season. If the machine does not sell then, it’s definitely dead.”
We’ll have to keep a close eye on those sales, then. While the 3DS is still young, these months are proving to be some of the most important that the system will ever see.