During Nintendo's AGM with shareholders, the firm's president Satoru Iwata stated that the 3DS's "momentum in the US and Europe is currently weak."
According to the top dog at Ninty, while the 3DS continues to go great guns in Japan, sales are beginning to falter in the West.
In the US and Europe, sales of the 3DS account for 20 per cent of all gaming hardware sales. This compares unfavourably to Japan, where the 3DS enjoys a massive 55 per cent share of all gaming hardware sales.
Nintendo does have a few tricks up its sleeve to re-energise interest in its newest handheld on both sides of the Pond, though.
"With the Nintendo 3DS XL I just spoke about and our key titles, such as New Super Mario Bros. 2, to be released globally this summer, one of our immediate top-priority missions is to create sales momentum," Iwata said.