Japanese 3DS Sales Hit New High in Christmas Week

How high can it go?

3DS sales have been steadily growing in Japan over the past few weeks, with the week leading up to Christmas the busiest for the console yet.

Enterbrain (via Andriasang) reports Nintendo sold a staggering 510,629 3DS consoles in the week before Christmas, topping the record of 367,691 set in the previous week.

Since February, Nintendo has sold 4,135,739 3DS consoles across Japan; for comparison, Nintendo sold roughly 4,040,000 GameCube consoles over that machine's entire lifespan. GameCube didn't have Monster Hunter 3 G, though.

Both Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 have now topped the 1m sales mark across Japan; SM3DL stands at 1.04m and MK7 at 1.08m.

[via andriasang.com]