Nintendo: 11.5 Million 3DS Hand-Helds Sold to-Date

January 10, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Nintendo of America announced that its hand-held systems including the 3DS, 2DS, and 3DS XL have sold more than 11.5 million units in the United States since launch. That figure is way up from the 10.5 million units the company said it has sold to-date less than a month ago. Nintendo also said that over the last 12 months over 16 million 3DS games had been sold through a combination of retail sales and digital sales through the eShop. That's a 45 percent increase in software sales year-over-year.

Nintendo of America executive vice president of sales and marking Scott Moffitt promised that it "wasn't planning on" slowing down this momentum in 2014:

"We're not slowing down in 2014," Moffitt said. "With more games featuring fan-favorite franchises on the way, the best days of Nintendo 3DS are still to come."

Nintendo pointed to four new 3DS games expected to be released by mid-April in the United States: Yoshi's New Island (March 14), Disney Magical World (April 11), Bravely Default (February 7), and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (February 28).

Source: GII


Comments

Re: Nintendo: 11.5 Million 3DS Hand-Helds Sold to-Date

Might help sales even more if Nintendo officially removes the region locks.

Re: Nintendo: 11.5 Million 3DS Hand-Helds Sold to-Date

Hey, you know what would move even more units? Releasing Pokemon Bank. Probably not, but it's been two weeks, where's Pokemon Bank?

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Re: Nintendo: 11.5 Million 3DS Hand-Helds Sold to-Date

I'm curious how many of those sales are people upgrading from a 3DS to a 3DSXL.

Re: Nintendo: 11.5 Million 3DS Hand-Helds Sold to-Date

In the long run, it doesn't really matter as they are still sales and those consoles are still functioning and likely being used or at least in circulation. This is way different than the 360 RROD stuff.

Re: Nintendo: 11.5 Million 3DS Hand-Helds Sold to-Date

It does matter when it comes to projecting game sales. If you compare scenarios where 10 million people own either a 3DS or 3DS XL and where 5 million people own both a 3DS and 3DS XL, you'd expect to see a lot fewer game sales in the latter scenario.

Re: Nintendo: 11.5 Million 3DS Hand-Helds Sold to-Date

I would imagine that, as a percentage, it'd be no more than going from the DS to the DSLite or the DS to DSi-XL.

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