Despite the sad state of sales for the Nintendo Wii U, the 3DS on the other hand, has been doing great, and software sales for the handheld in 2013, blew 2012 sales figures out of the water.
According to Nintendo, more than 16 million games were sold last year (both digitally and packaged versions), which was an increase of 45% over 2012 software sales. The hardware sales of the 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS combined, has now exceeded 11.5 million in the U.S. alone.
“Nintendo 3DS is a powerhouse with games and experiences that appeal to all kinds of players,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’re not slowing down in 2014. With more games featuring fan-favorite franchises on the way, the best days of Nintendo 3DS are still to come.”
In 2014, the 3DS is also poised to have some solid games, such as Yoshi’s New Island, which releases on March 14, a portable version of Super Smash Bros., and more.