Nintendo reveals 3DS game sales figures, Zelda: Skyward Sword sales

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  1. heartgold
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    Super Mario 3D Land is the first Nintendo 3DS game to sell over five million copies.

    To be exact, the wonderful platformer has shifted 5.03 million copies globally since launch.

    It's easily the best-selling 3DS game. Mario Kart 7, in second place, has shifted 4.54 million units around the world.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has sold 2.49 million copies worldwide.

    The 3DS games have some way to go before emulating the best-selling DS games, however.

    New Super Mario Bros., for example, has sold an eye-watering 28.74 million copies in its lifetime. Mario Kart DS has sold 22.3 million units.

    Meanwhile, Nintendo revealed Wii game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has sold 3.42 million copies globally.



    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-01-27-super-mario-3d-land-first-3ds-game-to-sell-over-5m
     


  2. Erdnaxela

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    We can say the 3DS isn't doomed anymore, now it's time for the Vita to launch impressive software, you can do it Sony!
     
  3. emigre

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    3DS is dooommmmeeedddddddd...
     
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  4. raulpica

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    Well, considering that Zelda OoT sold ~7 million copies in its N64 lifetime, the 3DS sales aren't that bad.
     
  5. MushGuy

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    I knew they should have added more to the remake. It's was a lazy remake, which disappointed me.
     
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    just noticed but, Mario platformer beats Mario kart racing on both 3DS and DS?
     
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    Always have and probably always will.
     
  8. heartgold
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    On the Wii it's the opposite, Mario Kart Wii has nearly 32M sales, while New Super Mario Bros is on 25M.
     
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    Wait... "sold" or "shifted"?
     
  10. Jakob95

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    Yeah but thats because, a lot of Wii's came with a Mario Kart in the bundle.
     
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    Personally I can't believe SM3DL can actually defeat MK7 in terms of sales.
     
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  13. machomuu

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    Not lazy, just pure (my least favorite type, you might as well call them ports for all that's added...though, to be fair, even if they don't add much, if anything, they still "remade" it from scratch). That said, one could argue that in various cases pure remakes are lazy.
     
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    I'm glad I'm one of the owners of those games mentioned above.

    Keep it up~
     
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    A lazy remake? You mean the developer's project to rebuild the entire game from the ground up had quality issues? Did it have problems the original didn't?
     
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    By "lazy" I'm pretty sure he means "pure". Some people tend to interchange the two.
     
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  17. jing90

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    too bad that Skyward Sword didn't sell as much as the others...
     
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    I own all games mentioed in the post ha ha .
     
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    To insert my opinion on remakes... yeah if you're going through the trouble of remaking a game and it afford you the ability to change so many things, it'd be nice to add stuff, 'ya know?

    Yeah players bitch about changed/removed things, but added things (like new side quests or even minigames like with the ToP port) tend to please all-around.