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Nintendo 3DS Experiences Exceptional Start

by Matthew Blundon - February 28, 2011, 1:34 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Famitsu

Nintendo's new handheld saw enormous sales during its first two days. 

The Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan over the weekend, and despite being available for a mere two days, the new handheld managed to shift 371,326 units.

These numbers put the Nintendo 3DS as the second biggest launch for Nintendo, just behind the Game Boy Advance, which shifted 611,504 units. It is, however, worth noting that the Game Boy Advance had five days on the market as opposed to the two that the Nintendo 3DS was available.

The biggest launch title of the bunch was Professor Layton and Mask of Miracle with sales of 117,589 copies.

The sales of the other Nintendo 3DS launch games will be released later this week.


TJ SpykeFebruary 28, 2011

I think Nintendo also shipped just 400K systems, which I wonder if they now regret doing because many stores reported selling out just with pre-orders (so those remaining ones must be spread out here and there).

Mop it upFebruary 28, 2011

Did anyone expect this to not happen? I'm also surprised Nintendo didn't try to get more units out for launch because they're pretty much already sold.

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