We never doubted you

Nintendo has revealed it's sold over 15 million 3DS consoles around the world since it launched in February 2011.

The console had a strong three months from October to December, selling over 4.6m units around the world, its most successful quarter of sales to date.

In this financial year — i.e. from April 2011 to date — Nintendo has sold 11.43m 3DS systems. Despite this success, Nintendo has altered its sales target from 16m consoles worldwide to 14m. Can it maintain its momentum to reach the milestone in time?

Nintendo also restated that 3DS has sold more in its first nine months than either Wii or Nintendo DS.

In software, Japan was the runaway winner, selling 4.09m units in the last quarter, of which some 3m were contributed by the golden triumvirate of Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and Monster Hunter 3 G.

In the Americas, 2.78m 3DS games were sold and 3.61m were sold in Nintendo's gracefully named "Other" region. The last quarter saw 10.48m 3DS software units sell around the world. Since April, 3DS software sales stand at 28.04m.