Nintendo made a lot of sales in the week running up to Black Friday: Mario and Zelda both hit record sales and the company sold over 500,000 Wii consoles in one day. The 3DS also hit a milestone on Saturday, overtaking the entire first-year sales of the Nintendo DS.

Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed to Time that in its first eight month on sales, the 3DS has surpassed the DS's 12 month total of 2.37 million units across North America alone.

That's not enough for Nintendo, though. Fils-Aime spoke to Fox Business and acknowledges the need to keep this momentum going, saying:

In the next five weeks, I need to sell a lot of Nintendo 3DS, Wii and software.

Sounds like a good business plan, but we're no experts.

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