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Only one 3DS exclusive in top 40 despite price drop

By Matt Martin

Mon 15 Aug 2011 9:17am GMT / 5:17am EDT / 2:17am PDT

Legend of Zelda only title to benefit from hardware discounting

Despite Friday's official price cut for the 3DS handheld, only one exclusive title sits in the top 40 best-selling games chart.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D saw a 60 per cent rise in sales compared to last week, taking the game from number 39 to 13 in the charts.

Retailers began cutting the price of the 3DS last week ahead of the official reduction, with some selling the console for as little as 115 - less than half its price at launch in March.

Elsewhere in the charts there was only a shuffle of the top titles, with 505 Games' Zumba Fitness still at number one for 12 weeks in total.

The top twenty best-selling games follow:

  • 01 Zumba Fitness
  • 02 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  • 03 Cars 2
  • 04 Dirt 3
  • 05 FIFA 11
  • 06 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • 07 Just Dance: Extra Songs
  • 08 Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  • 09 The Sims 3
  • 10 L.A. Noire
  • 11 Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • 12 Brink
  • 13 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • 14 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • 15 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • 16 Just Dance 2
  • 17 Wii Sports Resort
  • 18 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
  • 19 Portal 2
  • 20 Dungeon Siege III

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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

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They better start pushing those 1st party titles out!

Posted:5 years ago


Jake Clayton

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I got mine for 175 within a couple of weeks of launch.

i don't think there was anyone selling it for over 230 :S

Posted:5 years ago


Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University

436 497 1.1
Spun to sound like bad news, really. What other high profile, high quality titles are available on 3DS? A Resident Evil spin off? A Street Fighter game that has come out on many other major platforms in several editions? The first Dead or Alive for years? Zelda is by far the biggest 3DS title available on the system, and it's good to see it jump this high. With a low install base, this jump suggests quite a few people have picked up a 3DS on the back of the price cut, and Zelda along with it.

Posted:5 years ago


Tommy Thompson Studying Artificial Intelligence (PhD), University of Strathclyde

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On a completely different note, interesting to see Battlefield:BC2 still hanging on there.

Posted:5 years ago


Terence Gage Freelance writer

1,289 126 0.1
"On a completely different note, interesting to see Battlefield:BC2 still hanging on there."

Yeah; I think it's had a sales boost with all the BF3 marketing. I'm actually tempted to buy it myself (although the Ultimate Edition seems quite uncommon and highly-priced) although I do have BF3 on pre-order so wonder if I'd just be better waiting for that.

Posted:5 years ago


Andreas Yiannikaris Game Designer, Roll7

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Note to Nintendo:

Don't do a price drop in the middle of the August, when everyone's already spent their money on holidays (and new clothes to wear on said holidays), etc.

I'll be getting one come payday.

Posted:5 years ago


Tony Johns

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Who buys Zumba?

Because it seems that there are allot of fitness gamers out there.

Posted:5 years ago


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