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Nintendo 3DS Passes 5 Million Units Sold in the United States

by Nicholas Bray - July 16, 2012, 7:32 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: (Press Release)

Nintendo also detailed some other recent records for their various products. 

Nintendo of America announced that the Nintendo 3DS has now sold over 5 million units in the United States.

According to Nintendo's executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Scott Moffitt, the Nintendo 3DS is entering "the next phase of its life," with new hardware and new games coming in the near future. He believes this milestone is a great foundation to build on for the future.

For the month of June, Nintendo also achieved some other milestones. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D became the third Nintendo 3DS game to sell more than 1 million units. The other two games to exceed 1 million units in sales are Super Mario 3D Land, which has sold 2.1 million, and Mario Kart 7, which has sold 1.75 million.

Two of the top five games and nine of the top 25 best-selling games are on Nintendo platforms. Nintendo has also held a 75 percent market share for the portable hardware sector for the second month in a row in the United States.

Lastly, Nintendo sold more than 400,000 total hardware units in June and has seen double-digit growth across all its product lines when compared to May. The Nintendo 3DS sold more than 155,000, the Nintendo DS family sold over 150,000 and the Wii sold over 95,000 units.

Nintendo 3DS Crosses 5 Million Units Sold

Nintendo 3DS, which lets users see 3D images without the need for special glasses, has now sold 5 million units in the United States, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. With Nintendo 3DS XL, which features 90 percent larger screens, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 both launching on Aug. 19, and a holiday lineup that sees the Luigi’s Mansion and Paper Mario franchises make their hand-held debuts, the system’s momentum should continue through 2012 and beyond.

“Nintendo 3DS is entering the next phase of its life cycle with new hardware, new games and proven franchises. This milestone shows we’ve got a great foundation to build from,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The game lineup for Nintendo 3DS last holiday season was one of the strongest in our history. We’re poised to top it this year. Every week, gamers will have the best franchises in the world in a glasses-free 3D experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Add Wii U into the mix and it’s a great time to be a Nintendo fan.”

Other Nintendo milestones achieved in June include:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D became the third Nintendo 3DS title to sell more than 1 million units, joining Super Mario 3D Land (2.1 million units sold life to date) and Mario Kart 7 (1.75 million units sold life to date).

For the month, two of the top five and nine of the top 25 best-selling software SKUs play on Nintendo platforms.

For the second month in a row, Nintendo held a 75 percent market share for portable hardware in the United States.

Nintendo sold more than 400,000 total hardware units in June and saw double-digit growth across each of its product lines compared to May. This includes more than 155,000 Nintendo 3DS systems, more than 150,000 units of the Nintendo DS family of systems and nearly 95,000 Wii consoles.

Talkback

CericJuly 16, 2012

9 out of the Top 25 Video Games really isn't that great.  Now if Nintendo itself had 9 out of the tope 25 as a company sure.  As a set of platforms no.  5 Million 3DS sold in the US is a good number.  I would have personally like to see a 3rd party bust the 1 million unit cap.

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