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access_time January 3, 2012 at 7:42 AM in Nintendo by Ramon Aranda

Nintendo 3DS Sales Reach 4 Million

Nintendo has announced some strong sales numbers for the 2011 holiday season as the company is reporting that they have sold over 4 million units of the Nintendo 3DS; especially solid numbers given the slow start for the handheld.

The numbers were no doubt helped out by the popular trio of Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which have each sold over 1 million units each.

The overall holiday sales figures were also good for Nintendo, selling over 4.5 million units of the Wii and 3.4 million units of the still popular Nintendo DS.

“One of the strongest software lineups in our history helped Nintendo have a great holiday season and to close 2011 with a full head of steam,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Not only have the new Mario and Zelda titles already broken records, but with strong reviews and satisfied customers sharing their positive experiences, all three are also shaping up to be the latest long-tail titles from Nintendo. Couple that with a massive first- and third party lineup in the first part of the year and the prospects for 2012 are extremely promising.”

On a related note, Nintendo says Mario Kart Wii has passed the 11 million units sold mark, while New Super Mario Bros. (DS) has crossed 10 million respectively.


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