3DS Fastest System Ever to Five Million in Japan - Breaks the Record

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Nintendo announced today that the 3DS has topped the five million mark in Japanese sales.

The system crossed the mark 52 weeks after its February 26, 2011 release, a record for Japanese hardware sales. The previous record holders had been DS with 56 weeks, and Game Boy Advance with 58 weeks.

The five million figure is actual sell-through, meaning sales from retailers to customers. The data was provided by Media Create.
Nintendo also provided a chart showing the sales trends for GBA, DS, Wii and 3DS.




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I remember a few months ago people were talking about how the 3ds was going to flop, because of a bad launch lineup.

Apparently they forgot about every single Nintendo launch.

Imagine sales once we get a proper 3ds Pokemon/Zelda/Metroid.
 
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I remember a few months ago people were talking about how the 3ds was going to flop, because of a bad launch lineup.

Apparently they forgot about every single Nintendo launch.

Imagine sales once we get a proper 3ds Pokemon/Zelda/Metroid.

That's because people on the internet are fucking drama queens.
 
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By the looks of the chart, the 3DS did terrible compared to everything, but when it finally took off..it REALLY took off.

Not surprising considering how damn cheap it is now. Soon you'll be able to buy a 6 pack of 3DS' for $9.99.
 
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WOW! Mind = blown!

Bring in the new Zelda already, Nintendo! My body is ready.


That spike from week 40 to week 47 is amazing, a couple of those weeks might be showing the sales during the Christmas/Winter Holidays. That spike is amazing and beautiful to watch!
 

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before week 40....
wii:Hey look people, the gimmicky new guy is going down!
gba:haha! told ya 3d is stupid.
ds:That guy shouldn't have 'ds' in his name, he is a disgrace.

after 40th week
3ds:*gulp* *gulp* *gulp, YEAH!!!!!! it gives you wiiiiings!!!!!




after the 40th week the 3ds really showed the wii,gba,ds who the boss actually is :ha:
 
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like a final corner overtake by schumacher or 2 injury time goals by manu v bayern

its gonna keep increasing and as said above until pokemon or its like (metroid) comes out. will it outsell the all time sales of ps2... i doubt anyone can do so.
 
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oh wow ds went to 4th place how is the sales at the us right now. I think it didn't surpass the wii sales
 

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like a final corner overtake by schumacher or 2 injury time goals by manu v bayern

its gonna keep increasing and as said above until pokemon or its like (metroid) comes out. will it outsell the all time sales of ps2... i doubt anyone can do so.
Playstation 2 - 153.68m
Nintendo DS Family - 151.49m

From VGcharts, not sure how accurate they are but the DS family (doesn't include 3DS sales btw) is ever so close to PS2 all time global sales.

What I'm trying to say is, 3DS has already surpassed and beaten many records in a year and with possible iterations coming (we all know they'll come someday), a massive leap for Pokemon getting close, true Zelda and other titles...3DS has a fair chance of beating PS2 sales. Not saying it WILL, it HAS a chance.

Off-topic - There were critics saying that smartphones are becoming the trend and killing the handhelds, 3DS has just slapped those critics with its sales.
 
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I remember a few months ago people were talking about how the 3ds was going to flop, because of a bad launch lineup.

Apparently they forgot about every single Nintendo launch.

Without the panic price cut there's no way the figures would be the same as they are today.
 
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I remember a few months ago people were talking about how the 3ds was going to flop, because of a bad launch lineup.

Apparently they forgot about every single Nintendo launch.

Without the panic price cut there's no way the figures would be the same as they are today.

lol'd, why so sad? Negative person always?

Glass is half full not half empty. :D
 

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It's not that. I just don't believe that the system would have survived the games drought it had initially at (or around) the launch price. These figures are indeed remarkable, but isn't the 3DS also the first of Nintendo's consoles to receive such a significant price cut so quickly into it's lifespan? I look at the console i have which i paid almost the launch price for (£220/$350USD) and think that left at that price it just wouldn't have sold....and that wasn't even the RRP....heck there still aren't more than a few games worth owning after more than a year.
 

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wow the gba did really well
GBA did well because it was the only mainstream handheld during 2000s. No competition or whatsoever in the handheld market.

No it wasn't. There was the NeoGeo and wonderswan and everyone was saying it would beat the pants off Nintendo's GBA.
 

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wow the gba did really well
GBA did well because it was the only mainstream handheld during 2000s. No competition or whatsoever in the handheld market.

No it wasn't. There was the NeoGeo and wonderswan and everyone was saying it would beat the pants off Nintendo's GBA.

The NGPC which was meant to compete with the GBC and the Wonderswan brand which never saw a release outside of Japan. Yeah, everyone said they were going to dismantle Nintendo's monopoly on the handheld market.
 
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