3DS Hits 4 Million Console Sales in United States

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  1. heartgold
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    Nintendo 3DS Crosses 4 Million Mark



    Driven by Fast-Selling Software Nintendo 3DS Sells More in Its First Nine Months Than Wii Did

    REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Whether they were on the go or at home, whether they played in 2D on the TV or in glasses-free 3D in their hands, gamers of all ages celebrated the holidays with Mario and Zelda, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS system not only became the fastest-selling titles in the history of their respective franchises when they launched, but they are now also the first Nintendo 3DS titles to sell 1 million units each in the United States. On the console side, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which also broke launch records, became the 45th Wii title to sell more than 1 million units in the United States.

    "One of the strongest software lineups in our history helped Nintendo have a great holiday season and to close 2011 with a full head of steam," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Not only have the new Mario and Zelda titles already broken records, but with strong reviews and satisfied customers sharing their positive experiences, all three are also shaping up to be the latest long-tail titles from Nintendo. Couple that with a massive first- and third party lineup in the first part of the year and the prospects for 2012 are extremely promising."

    Nintendo sold more than 12 million total hardware units in the United States in 2011, marking the fifth year in a row that the company has accomplished that feat. This includes more than 4.5 million units of Wii, more than 4 million Nintendo 3DS systems, and more than 3.4 million units of the Nintendo DS family of systems. This brings the installed base for Wii and Nintendo DS to 39 million and more than 51 million, respectively.

    With a strong lineup of software on the horizon, including new installments in the Mario Party, Pokémon and Kid Icarus franchises, as well as third-party games such as Resident Evil Revelations from Capcom and METAL GEAR SOLID 3D Snake Eater from Konami for Nintendo 3DS, that momentum should continue into the first quarter of 2012 and beyond.





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    Member Magsor I am watching you

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    Mario was a no-brainer... its a cow they can milk for a long time

    EDIT:Now bring us a decent pokemon game.
     
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    it Prints money
     
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    That's the tagline for DS.

    3DS - It prints *more* money.
     
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    3ds wiiiiiins

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    Good news for Nintendo after a worryingly slow start.
     
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    4M in EU shouldn't take that long too, according to VGchartz (24/12/2011 = 3,785,868 3DS sold)
     
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    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    Im coming, just release a duel circle pad model!
     
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    Yep, Japan hit 4M last week, so the Worldwide sales should be above 12M for the 3DS as of right now.

    Kinda like this at the moment

    Japan - 4.5M
    USA - 4m
    Europe - 3.5M
    Rest of the world - ? like Australia, Korea, China, Canada - no clue what those sales are either
     
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    Lots of sales on this thing

    Wonder how much the Vita would quick off in EU and US
     
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    Aren't Nintendo actually making a loss on each unit sold?
     
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    That's what they try make us think :P
     
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    their not making a loss on the zelda units the god damn things are selling for up to $340 i know cos i keep getting outbid!!
     
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    Umm, you do realize that EBGames Australia is selling them for $250 right?
    Ebay is a totally different thing (or whatever else you're bidding on) and Nintendo aren't making more profit out of that.
    EDIT: Actually $230 https://www.ebgames.com.au/3ds-154303-Limited-Edition-The-Legend-of-Zelda-25th-Anniversary-3DS-Nintendo-3DS
     
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    This accomplishment unfortunately will have to be short lived as PC Mag considers the 3DS a 'tech disappointment'.
    http://www.pcmag.com...ments-of-2011/2

    Oh poor, dear 3DS we barely even got to know ya. :P
     
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    How long is it going to be until people realize VGchartz makes up bullshit numbers for everything
    Did you even read it
    Which is completely true, the 3DS is one of the biggest disappointments so far in terms of what's on offer right now
     
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    Its amusing how all the mainstream media was labelling the 3ds as a complete failure in 2011. One even compared it to the downfall of Rims blackberry lol. The 3ds will be a successful platform, after all its nintendo.. they could release a modified calculator, put mario on it and it would no doubt go on to sell trillions of units!
     
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    They seem to be riding/talking about on old information from like launch. There wasn't anything that made them seem that they knew anything more of the subject.
    Plus, tbh, I didn't know why you even posted that...
     
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    Mario can be milked for one more generation maybe a generation in a half tops.
     

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