Nintendo hopes to avoid 3DS shortages

Company plans to sell four million units by the end of March

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the company is intent on avoiding 3DS shortages similar to those suffered when earlier DS models launched.

The platform holder plans to ship about 1.5 million units of the new handheld in Japan in the first month after its February 26 release.


And with 3DS set to hit the US and Europe the following month, the company hopes to sell four million units by the end of March.

"It's important that we ensure a continuous supply," Iwata told the Nikkei (via Reuters).

Nintendo revealed the full Japanese 3DS launch line-up this weekend. Super Street Fighter IV will join six other titles available on day one.

[ SOURCE: Reuters ]