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3DS Passes Six Million Sales in Japan

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

And in 'The Americas', probably

We all know that 3DS has been doing well in Japan recently, consistently out-performing all other consoles combined on a weekly basis. Nevertheless, it's just passed yet another landmark — six millions sales.

As reported by Andriasang, retail tracker Enterbrain has confirmed that it passed the mark last week, with sales in Japan on 20th May reaching 6,017,206. We can also safely assume that the same landmark has been passed in The Americas, with a total of 5.99 millions sales as of 31st March.

After its early troubles 3DS is making some decent progress, and Nintendo will no doubt be hoping that high profile releases throughout the rest of the year will boost sales further.

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (25)

AddADashOfSalt

#3

AddADashOfSalt said:

After all the great games we're expecting to see, the sales will probably more than double by next year

BenAV

#4

BenAV said:

Sounds great.
Hopefully it can keep this momentum going for years.

Xilef

#5

Xilef said:

Fantasic news. Hopefully this means more 3rd party support (not saying it's bad now just hoping for more). :)

GoldenSun

#6

GoldenSun said:

Awesome news indeed! I wonder if sales will drastically increase when New Super Mario Bros. 2 is released.

CosmoXY

#9

CosmoXY said:

They still should have moved Pokémon Black/White 2 to 3DS to boost system sales even further.

Hokori

#14

Hokori said:

I really want to move to Tokyo now :( well hopefully T minus 6 months... (crosses fingers)

HaNks

#15

HaNks said:

love my 3ds, wish it was a little bigger and ergonomic around the edges though...

DestinyMan

#23

DestinyMan said:

What a flood of cash! And this is all before New Super Mario Bros. 2 as well. Since the original sold so well on the DS, who knows how high the sequel could shoot for? One thing's for sure, and it's that the 3DS will only perform better as more good games come.

janettocrossing

#25

janettocrossing said:

So technically, almost everyone in Japan has 3DS cuz it's just an Island. :P
As Kelly Clarkson said, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" lol i guess that quote is true after all. (remembering the poor 3DS launch and its success now) :P

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