A month ago we reported that the 3DS had reached its third birthday in Japan — it's now reached the same landmark in Europe as of today, 25th March.

After the usual pre-launch buzz the 3DS had a mixed first year, but has since gone from strength to strength. Going into its fourth year it has upcoming releases such as Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Mario Golf: World Tour and, of course, Super Smash Bros. We anticipate more big releases for 2014 to be announced in due course, but with a substantial userbase worldwide the portable has established itself in multiple regions. While not a reflection of the whole of Europe, it's certainly positive that the 3DS was the UK's top-selling system in 2013.

So raise a glass to the 3DS, Europe. The North American anniversary is also very close, so naturally we plan to celebrate it accordingly.