In the week that followed the 3DS price cut in Japan, 105,639 units were sold. Compare this with 196,077 units sold the week prior to the price cut and this accounts for roughly a 30% drop in sales even with the slash in price.

Rumours are also floating around that the Nintendo conference for media, investors and analyst to be held during the Tokyo Game Show will focus on a possible redesign of the 3DS hardware.