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access_time November 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

3DS enters sixth consecutive month as best selling hardware system

2DS contributes to making 3DS the best selling gaming console of all time.

2DS contributes to making 3DS the best selling gaming console in a single month.

Today Nintendo sent out an email detailing various thing about both their 3DS and Wii U consoles. In this article, we’ll cover what they stated about the 3DS.

They begin by stating that the Nintendo 3DS has entered its sixth consecutive month as the country’s best-selling video game hardware system. The system has sold more than 452,000 units (it should be noted that these sales include the 2DS). The system has also achieved a new goal, marking the most units sold of any portable gaming system or home console in a single month in 2013.

The top two sellers last month were, perhaps expectedly, Pokemon X and Y. These two games sold 1.7 milliion units combined, which helped make October the biggest month for 3DS software all year. As far as first-party software, sales hit more than 2 million units sold, which is the highest tally since the December 2011 report, which included Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7.

They went on to state, “Software sells hardware, and Nintendo is heading into a strong season of value and variety with a range of games that appeal to everyone for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U: Nintendo 3DS Nintendo-published games now available include Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins and Mario Kart 7. Games still on the way in 2013 include The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour.” They added that, “Some top third-party Nintendo 3DS games for the holiday season include Sonic Lost World from SEGA (exclusive), Shin Megami Tensei IV from ATLUS (exclusive), Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (exclusive) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! Collector’s Edition from D3Publisher (exclusive) and Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision.”

With such a good year in 2013, how will the console do in 2014?


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