We've heard much positive news about the 3DS this year, with the UK market also enjoying strong sales of the portable and its big-hitting games. Major releases such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Pokémon X & Y — along with various others — have delivered success in the software charts and driven hardware purchases — in the Summer Nintendo UK's James Honeywell described the 3DS as "really doing the numbers right now", while the 2DS was the top selling hardware in the closing week of October, for example.

A positive 2013 has helped the portable hit a major landmark, with MCV confirming that sales of the 3DS family — including the standard, XL and 2DS models — has now reached two million units in the UK. As expected and as is increasingly becoming the case, this isn't keeping pace with the incredible success of the DS, but is a notable achievement in a marketplace now swollen with alternative gaming options on the go.

It's another slice of good news for the 3DS, which can surely head into 2014 with plenty of confidence.

[source mcvuk.com]