3DS sets all-time sales record in Japan

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Jan 6, 2012
  1. heartgold
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    1,492,931 units sold in December is the highest single month sales total since tracking began in 1997.



    During December the 1,492,931 Nintendo 3DS units were sold in Japan, the highest single month total since Enterbrain began tracking sales in 1997.The Nintendo 3DS has set a record for the most sales in a single month in Japan, reports Sankei News.

    The December total covers the period of November 28 through December 25.

    In December PS Vita was the second best-selling system with 402,794 units shifted since its release on December 17.





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    Well done 3DS!
     
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    Not bad, not bad at all. What were the numbers like for the DS when that was out just for comparisons sake?
     
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    Fixed.
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    thts really crazy, i never knew it would have such an effect. i guess the price drop was an EXCELLENT idea. wonderful news and great encouragement for nintendo.
    most sales for a console i think is the ps2 correct? i think now that if the 3ds gets as many years of great games like ps2 then definitely it will beat the ps2.
     
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    Inb4 flame war starts over 3DS vs. Vita sales.
     
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    It doesn't really matter which one sells better, what matters is, which one has a library that will be interesting for whom.

    I honestly believe that we're in for a big suprise the moment Vita hits US and EU shores.
     
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    Maybe to you it doesn't, but to other people it matters. Their life depends on one dominating the other.
     
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    I'm sorry - I have a life. I'm not particularily bothered by people who actually believe that one product selling better then another somehow influences and enriches their lives.
     
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    that is simply delightful

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    lololol.


    with the Wii U coming out in 2012, by the time any other next gen console is about to launch, Wii U suddenly goes into "kamikaze dive" mode and slashes price like the 3DS. then backs it up with a solid game line-up and a slew of new software features and support... and the WIi U will print money as well.
     
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    i still remember how people were freaking out the 3ds was going to fail like the virtual boy,
     
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    Or it will be just like the Gamecube being released prematurely and then crushed by the XBox, retracting and creeping back into the scene as the Wii, making only the technically-inclined people aware that it's actually a buffed up Gamecube.
     
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    WiiU won't follow the same path as 3DS with launch being concerned. Nintendo said they won't repeat the same mistake twice, WiiU will launch with first-party titles and if 3rd party support is there then that too.

    I wonder what those 3DS bashers will say now lol, I knew 3DS will pick up steam with Mario (everyone knows that...duh). Now release a Pokemon game in the same month as Monster Hunter 4 and see the sales blast off into space.
     
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    i wonder how much the number will climb ... till the next Pokemon game i suppose.
     
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    Don't understand why Pokemon is so popular. Started as a cartoon for 6-8 year olds and now has spread to adults. Christ dueling? Fo' real?
     
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    The way I see it, they wouldn't even have to make anything new, just a remake should be enough.

    Good for the 3ds.
     
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    Protip: Pokémon started as a videogame.
     
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    .......And they were writing off the 3DS!

    *Opens a soda can to celebrate*
     
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    Still is childish though. Dueling and all that. Don't understand how it became so popular tbf.
     
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    I suppose that fights to the death in ancient rome were also childish. Dueling smells. Generally competing smells. Let's all be friends and share some coco.
     
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