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3DS and PS3 see 'significant' sales increases in US

Price cuts having a marked effect

Recent PS3 and 3DS price cuts have driven a "significant" increase in sales of both platforms, according to leading US games retailer GameStop.

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"In terms of recent trends, clearly, we've had two major events recently with the price drop on the 3DS and the recent price drop on the PS3 platform," GameStop president Tony Bartel said on a quarterly earnings call (via IndustryGamers).

"That has seen a significant increase in the rate of sale of those platforms, as you would expect. So we see that as a good barometer for what is going to take place in terms of the installed base in the back half of the year."

3DS sales rocketed in Japan following the August 11 price cut, with the system enjoying its second-best sales week in the country to date.

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