3DS Had Best First Day Sales of Any Nintendo Handheld

Take that, GameBoy Micro!

It might be a little early in the day to talk about the 3DS's launch success, with in-depth statistics set to be available in the NPD Group's next report on 14th April, but Nintendo is obviously pleased with the console's day-one sales, claiming it beat every other Nintendo handheld's launch day figures in North America.

While the company didn't say exactly how many units the machine sold, as a point of comparison the DS Lite sold around 136,000 in its first two days on sale, so use your own calculation methods to extrapolate the 3DS's likely day one sales. Whatever number you come out with, multiply it by $250 and gasp at the serious money that fell into the coffers of games retailers on 27th March.

If you bought your machine on day one, you're now part of a Nintendo record. Give yourself a pat on the back.

[via gamasutra.com]