More Than 20 Million Physical Copies of Nintendo 3DS Games Have Been Sold!

#1SagadegoPosted 4/18/2013 2:42:17 PM
http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=200662

Official PR - More Than 20 Million Physical Copies of Nintendo 3DS Games Have Been Sold in the U.S.


Fueled by strong starts for Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon and Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and the continued strength of Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo 3DS™ crossed 20 million total units of software sold at retail in the United States, according to the NPD Group.

Some notable sales numbers* achieved by Nintendo in March include:

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon sold nearly 365,000 physical units in March, and has now sold more than 415,000 combined physical and digital units to date.

Fire Emblem Awakening sold an additional 64,000 combined physical and digital physical copies in March, and has now sold more than 240,000 combined units to date.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity sold more than 145,000 combined physical and digital units for the month.

Total sales of Nintendo 3DS software at retail increased by more than 50 percent over March 2012.

That momentum should only grow in the next few months as Nintendo prepares for a massive slate of Nintendo 3DS software releases, including: LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins on April 24, Donkey Kong Country™ Returns 3D on May 24, Animal Crossing™: New Leaf on June 9 and Mario and Luigi™: Dream Team on Aug. 11.

Additionally, in a Nintendo Direct that aired on April 17, Nintendo announced or provided more details about new entrants in the Yoshi’s Island™, Mario Party™, The Legend of Zelda™ and Mario Golf™ franchises for the Nintendo 3DS system.


*Data regarding physical sales of games in March are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers are specific to the United States only.

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#2toad133Posted 4/18/2013 2:54:08 PM
And to think this system was struggling and in a grave place when it first came out. Superb comeback, Nintendo.
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#3monkeypahngPosted 4/18/2013 2:55:38 PM
toad133 posted...
And to think this system was struggling and in a grave place when it first came out. Superb comeback, Nintendo.


Nah, it was always doing fine. Just that all those "NINTENDOOM!" made it seem like there was a need to worry.
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#4Sagadego(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 3:22:04 PM(edited)
edit seems like those they are not the numbers, what the hell neogaf/ign
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#5BeanBeanKingdomPosted 4/18/2013 3:03:38 PM
Sagadego posted...
also from NPD

Nintendo 3DS: 245K (+9%)
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542856


Don't link to neogaf when it comes when it comes to 3DS sales. Somehow many of them are STILL convinced it's doing badly.
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#6Sagadego(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 3:06:34 PM
BeanBeanKingdom posted...
Sagadego posted...
also from NPD

Nintendo 3DS: 245K (+9%)
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542856


Don't link to neogaf when it comes when it comes to 3DS sales. Somehow many of them are STILL convinced it's doing badly.


is ign better?
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#7AnclationPosted 4/18/2013 3:07:46 PM
Sagadego posted...
also from NPD

Nintendo 3DS: 245K (+9%)
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542856


Not bad, almost selling as much as the 360 now, and software sales are also rising. The 3DS already dominates in Japan, maybe this year it can become the top hardware seller in the West as well.
#8Sagadego(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 3:22:49 PM
Anclation posted...
Sagadego posted...
also from NPD

Nintendo 3DS: 245K (+9%)
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542856


Not bad, almost selling as much as the 360 now, and software sales are also rising. The 3DS already dominates in Japan, maybe this year it can become the top hardware seller in the West as well.


too bad ign/neogaf screwed up and the numbers are gone :/
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#9Rurouni720Posted 4/18/2013 3:35:19 PM
I lol hard at anyone who believed the 3DS would be doomed to obscurity, i'm betting the group look like utter black sheeps as of now since the turnaround happened. :)

Also triple LOL @ CaptainStanky for shoving his tired down "3DS is struggling in the west nintendoooomed!" posts for a while until this showed up. Tools shouldn't be allowed to bite before they bark BS.
#10confettistormPosted 4/18/2013 3:44:37 PM
8 Million 3DS mark was just passed so attach ratio is only 2.5 PHYSICAL games per console on AVERAGE?

Lower than expected.

I thought I was under the average at 5.