You need to read what you and I both wrote. You clearly said sales where NOT impressive because of a price drop, great games and being successor to the DS.
Sounds like your not impressed unless a system has a shitty library an is overpriced and manages to sell well. If it is affordable and has a great libary, then its expected huh. Nothing 3DS can do now. It has to sell a billion consoles cause it is expected to by an unreasonable poster.
My original post in this thread was "Not really anything big to brag about".
The 3DS is the successor to a console that has sold almost 33 Million units in Japan. It's had Nintendogs, Layton, Resident Evil, Mario Kart, 3D Mario, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Zelda and a pricecut. To think passing the Gamecube is something great, is IMO quite laughable.
Is it selling great? Yes. Is passing the Gamecube in Japan anything big? No. Not for a Nintendo handheld. By the time it's done selling, the 3DS' Japan total will be higher than the Gamecube WW total.