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The 3DS has shattered all expectations in Germany, Nintendo Germany has announced. The system launched in March 25th 2011, and has managed to sell 750,000 units in the country, which is way more than any other handheld console.

Bernd Fakesch, who is the general manager of Nintendo Germany was quite pleased with sales figures and said, “The 3DS exceeded all of our expectations in Germany.”

In addition, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land sold more than 500.000 times when combining the sales of the two.

In comparison the current gen consoles sold:

PS3 – 309,000 units after the first year

360 – 262,000 units after 16 Month

Wii – 800,000 units after first Year

DS - 9,7 Million since launch

This makes the 3DS one of the most successful console launch in Germany.

Source: Nintendo, Neogaf and others (quote)

Original Press release:
Nintendo 3DS feiert 1. Geburtstag - mit 750.000 verkauften Handhelds

Vor einem Jahr, am 25. März 2011, ist der Nintendo 3DS in Deutschland gestartet. Und es war ein Senkrechtstart, wie ihn sich Nintendo nur wünschen konnte: Die weltweit erste Konsole, die 3D-Bilder ohne 3D-Brille darstellen kann, hat in Deutschland bisher mehr als 750.000 Käufer gefunden. Keine andere Konsole - ob mobil oder TV-gebunden - hat in Deutschland je einen erfolgreicheren Marktstart hingelegt. Die Verkaufszahlen des ersten Jahres liegen rund 20 Prozent über denen des bisherigen Rekordhalters, des Vorgänger-Modells Nintendo DS.

Es war nicht allein ihre 3D-Fähigkeit, mit der die Konsole die Begehrlichkeit so vieler Videospieler geweckt hat. Der Nintendo 3DS wartet darüber hinaus mit einer ganzen Reihe einzigartiger Features auf. Dazu gehören u.a. die Möglichkeit eigene 3D-Fotos und -Videos zu erstellen, Spiele mit erweiterter Realität und zahlreiche vorinstallierte Programme wie StreetPass und SpotPass, über die der Nutzer immer wieder überraschende neue Inhalte empfangen kann.

Zum Erfolg des Nintendo 3DS haben nicht zuletzt zahlreiche 3D-fähige Spiele beigetragen. Schon zu seinem Verkaufsstart wurde der neue Handheld von mehr Publishern unterstützt als jede andere Nintendo-Konsole vor ihm. Nintendo selbst steuerte einige seiner beliebtesten Serien und Charaktere zum Spiele-Portfolio bei. Allen voran sorgte Klempner Mario wieder einmal für rekordverdächtige Verkaufszahlen: Das Rennspiel Mario Kart 7 und das Jump’n’Run Super Mario 3D Land gingen zusammen über 500.000 Mal über die Ladentische - und das obwohl sie erst Ende letzten Jahres veröffentlicht wurden.

„Nach einem Jahr können wir sagen: Der Nintendo 3DS hat alle unsere Erwartungen hierzulande übertroffen“, stellt Dr. Bernd Fakesch, General Manager Nintendo Deutschland, fest. „Wir freuen uns über den gelungenen Start in die dritte Dimension und darüber, dass unsere Fans dort so viel Spaß erleben.“
 

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Here, in Poland, Sony Poland said that Vita in its launch week sold more than 3DS during the whole 2011. Vita since launch sold ~4 000 units. It means that 3DS sold less than 4k units in Poland and behind west border, in Germany it sold 750k.
Difference in sales blows my mind.
Poland is Sony's stronghold, Nintendo has 1% of market. Here everyone thinks that Nin sucks. Nobody has NDS (they even don't know what DS is) and PSP is way better "because graphics".
 

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Here, in Poland, Sony Poland said that Vita in its launch week sold more than 3DS during the whole 2011. Vita since launch sold ~4 000 units. It means that 3DS sold less than 4k units in Poland and behind west border, in Germany it sold 750k.
Difference in sales blows my mind.
Poland is Sony's stronghold, Nintendo has 1% of market. Here everyone thinks that Nin sucks. Nobody has NDS (they even don't know what DS is) and PSP is way better "because graphics".

I think the Vita sold 80.000 units till now in Germany, which ain't bad, but not really strong either.
DS sold 9,7 million units in Germany and psp around 3 Million.


 

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Thanks for the news Manuel very interesting 3DS number 1 spot as the best handheld seem to be getting even more secure as time goes
 

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"shattered" is a word used negatively.

Nice to know it's doing well in Europe, I want to know about the total world sales of 3DS as of now (last records).
 

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Man those are some pretty low numbers. I mean it seems like its sold atleast 800k to 1 mill everywhere else.

yea not really. we are 80 million people, so percent wise there are more 3DS in Germany than in the US. As far as I know, UK and France, the only other strong Video Game buying Countries, beside North-America and Japan, have lower sales. The only exception to all of this is japan, but well, yea, its japan.

I know you're trolling, but just saying so the others know the real Deal.
 

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Nintendo reportedly discontinued the 3DS due to low sales worldwide. It is expected that Nintendo will fuse with Sony next year to Sonytendo.

Source: Nintendo, Sony and others (quote)
http://jpgames.de/20...in-deutschland/
http://www.videogame...erkauft-874359/
http://www.gamesaktu...schland-874419/
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=467533
http://www.nintendo....letter_1795.jsp
popular-pr.de (Press Team of Nintendo)

happy?

Edit: Original Press text by Nintendo:
Nintendo 3DS feiert 1. Geburtstag - mit 750.000 verkauften Handhelds

Vor einem Jahr, am 25. März 2011, ist der Nintendo 3DS in Deutschland gestartet. Und es war ein Senkrechtstart, wie ihn sich Nintendo nur wünschen konnte: Die weltweit erste Konsole, die 3D-Bilder ohne 3D-Brille darstellen kann, hat in Deutschland bisher mehr als 750.000 Käufer gefunden. Keine andere Konsole - ob mobil oder TV-gebunden - hat in Deutschland je einen erfolgreicheren Marktstart hingelegt. Die Verkaufszahlen des ersten Jahres liegen rund 20 Prozent über denen des bisherigen Rekordhalters, des Vorgänger-Modells Nintendo DS.

Es war nicht allein ihre 3D-Fähigkeit, mit der die Konsole die Begehrlichkeit so vieler Videospieler geweckt hat. Der Nintendo 3DS wartet darüber hinaus mit einer ganzen Reihe einzigartiger Features auf. Dazu gehören u.a. die Möglichkeit eigene 3D-Fotos und -Videos zu erstellen, Spiele mit erweiterter Realität und zahlreiche vorinstallierte Programme wie StreetPass und SpotPass, über die der Nutzer immer wieder überraschende neue Inhalte empfangen kann.

Zum Erfolg des Nintendo 3DS haben nicht zuletzt zahlreiche 3D-fähige Spiele beigetragen. Schon zu seinem Verkaufsstart wurde der neue Handheld von mehr Publishern unterstützt als jede andere Nintendo-Konsole vor ihm. Nintendo selbst steuerte einige seiner beliebtesten Serien und Charaktere zum Spiele-Portfolio bei. Allen voran sorgte Klempner Mario wieder einmal für rekordverdächtige Verkaufszahlen: Das Rennspiel Mario Kart 7 und das Jump’n’Run Super Mario 3D Land gingen zusammen über 500.000 Mal über die Ladentische - und das obwohl sie erst Ende letzten Jahres veröffentlicht wurden.

„Nach einem Jahr können wir sagen: Der Nintendo 3DS hat alle unsere Erwartungen hierzulande übertroffen“, stellt Dr. Bernd Fakesch, General Manager Nintendo Deutschland, fest. „Wir freuen uns über den gelungenen Start in die dritte Dimension und darüber, dass unsere Fans dort so viel Spaß erleben.“
 

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Man those are some pretty low numbers. I mean it seems like its sold atleast 800k to 1 mill everywhere else.

yea not really. we are 80 million people, so percent wise there are more 3DS in Germany than in the US. As far as I know, UK and :, the only other strong Video Game buying Countries, beside North-America and Japan, have lower sales. The only exception to all of this is japan, but well, yea, its japan.

I know you're trolling, but just saying so the others know the real Deal.
I am not trolling, that was a completely legitimate observation, what would make you think that was trolling?
 

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Man those are some pretty low numbers. I mean it seems like its sold atleast 800k to 1 mill everywhere else.

yea not really. we are 80 million people, so percent wise there are more 3DS in Germany than in the US. As far as I know, UK and France, the only other strong Video Game buying Countries, beside North-America and Japan, have lower sales. The only exception to all of this is japan, but well, yea, its japan.

I know you're trolling, but just saying so the others know the real Deal.
I am not trolling, that was a completely legitimate observation, what would make you think that was trolling?

I showed you clearly why what yous aid was not true, so telling me that you were not trolling means you are stupid or ignorant.
Thats why, lets better say you're trolling, right? and as every troll is also ignorant, lets also add this to the last post you made.
 

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Man those are some pretty low numbers. I mean it seems like its sold atleast 800k to 1 mill everywhere else.

yea not really. we are 80 million people, so percent wise there are more 3DS in Germany than in the US. As far as I know, UK and France, the only other strong Video Game buying Countries, beside North-America and Japan, have lower sales. The only exception to all of this is japan, but well, yea, its japan.

I know you're trolling, but just saying so the others know the real Deal.
I am not trolling, that was a completely legitimate observation, what would make you think that was trolling?

I showed you clearly why what yous aid was not true, so telling me that you were not trolling means you are stupid or ignorant.
Thats why, lets better say you're trolling, right? and as every troll is also ignorant, lets also add this to the last post you made.
Ok. So I don't know how much Germany sells in video games and I'm either stupid or trolling? And I simply said that it doesn't seem like much compared to every other place -I usually see sales from, therefore I said the it doesn't seem like much, so once again explain to me how making an observation is trolling?
 

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Man those are some pretty low numbers. I mean it seems like its sold atleast 800k to 1 mill everywhere else.

yea not really. we are 80 million people, so percent wise there are more 3DS in Germany than in the US. As far as I know, UK and France, the only other strong Video Game buying Countries, beside North-America and Japan, have lower sales. The only exception to all of this is japan, but well, yea, its japan.

I know you're trolling, but just saying so the others know the real Deal.
I am not trolling, that was a completely legitimate observation, what would make you think that was trolling?

I showed you clearly why what yous aid was not true, so telling me that you were not trolling means you are stupid or ignorant.
Thats why, lets better say you're trolling, right? and as every troll is also ignorant, lets also add this to the last post you made.
Ok. So I don't know how much Germany sells in video games and I'm either stupid or trolling? And I simply said that it doesn't seem like much compared to every other place -I usually see sales from, therefore I said the it doesn't seem like much, so once again explain to me how making an observation is trolling?
SOooo..... I did this in Valwins thread about Italy's 3DS sales, I guess I'll do it here too. (Emigre even used the same joke he used from that thread)

Population of Germany: 80,000,000
3DS units sold: 750,000 or about .94 % of the population.

Population of USA: 311,000,000
3DS units sold: 4,500,000 or about 1.47 % of the population.

Also France has sold 874,000(population of 65M = 1.34%) and we don't the exact numbers for the UK yet but if Spain and Italy are in the 300,000 area, the UK must have topped 1,500,000
Good job making yourself look like the ignorant troll :yay:
 

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