Nintendo says it could have sold more New 3DS XL units in the US were it not for an ongoing labour dispute that is disrupting West Coast shipping.
“The first [New 3DS] shipments to Europe and the United States sold most stock that made it to shelves in the first two (Europe) or three (United States) days,” Satoru Iwata told investors, as translated by Destructoid.
“We believe that sales could have been even better in the United States. For the last six months, labour negotiations on the West Coast of the United States have made getting goods to shore slow, as the amount of berths open are lower than usual and therefore the harbours are congested. Many of the heavier goods sent to the US have still not arrived to their destinations.
“However, this has had little effect on total Amiibo and software sales as they are light enough that we can ship by air if we have to. The companies being affected by this the most are appliance manufacturers that don't have any other option then to ship by sea. Even though the New Nintendo 3DS has had the handicap against its supply, the public has still shown huge interest in it and sales are phenomenal.”
Nintendo last week revealed that it sold 335k units of the New 3DS and New 3DS XL in Europe and America in its first weekend on sale earlier this month.
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