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The Nintendo 3DS  is Nintendo's eighth generation handheld, succeeding the Nintendo DS. The handheld launched in early 2011. The main features are the glasses-free screen, a gyrometer as well as a more robust digital platform. It competes the Playstation Vita as well as mobile.

Sales FiguresEdit

Sales TidbitsEdit

  • US
    • Launch Week:
    • March 2011:
    • Nine Months: 4 million [1]
    • November 2012: nearly 6.5 million [2]
    • November 2013: 10.5 million [3]
    • July 2014: 40 million pieces of software sold [4]
  • UK
    • Launch Week: 128,895 sold
    • June 2012: 1 million
    • December 2013: 2 million 
    • Best selling piece of hardware in 2013
  • Germany
    • Launch Week: 71,872
    • March 2012: 750k [5]
    • August 2012: 900k [6]
    • August 2014: Over 2 million [7]
  • France
    • Launch Week: 90,262 sold
    • January 2012: 791k
    • November 2013: 2.150k sold, 1,700,000 software Year over Year[8]
    • 2013 YTD:1 million+, 180k 2DS, 6 million+ software sold [9]
    • May 2014: 2.9 million [10]
    • December 2014: 3.2 million sold [11]
    • January 2015: 3.4 million sold [12]
    • January 2016: 4 million[13]
  • Spain
    • Launch Week (combined with Portugal): 45,588
    • February 2012: 330k
    • January 2014: 900k
  • Italy
    • Launch Week: 41,505
    • February 2012: 243.7k
  • Scandinavia
    • Launch Week: 20,017
  • Australia
    • January 2012: 200k
  • Japan
    • Launch Week: 374,764
    • 13 Weeks: 1 million
    • October 2011: 2 million
    • January 2012 (2011 LTD): 4,282,142
    • December 2012: 8.799 million (surpasses PS3)
    • January 2013 (2012 LTD): 9,779,883
    • September 2013:12,752,731 (surpasses Wii)
    • January 2014 (2013 LTD): 14.694.011

Hardware RevisionsEdit

3DS XLEdit

2DSEdit

New 3DS (and New 3DS XL)Edit

GamesEdit

Overall, the 3DS has sold 274.18 million pieces of software.

Best-selling GamesEdit

Top ten sourced here[14]

  • Pokemon X & Y -14.98 million (June 2016)
  • Mario Kart 7 - 13.56 million (June 2016)
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - 12.24 million (June 2016)
  • Super Mario 3D Land - 10.81 million (June 2016)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 10.39 million (June 2016)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf -10.11 million (June 2016)
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS - 8.23 million (June 2016)
  • Tomodachi Life - 5.09 million (June 2016)
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 4.88 million (June 2016)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 4.30 million (June 2016)
  • Nintendogs + Cats - 3.5 million (March 2014)
  • Animal Crosing: Happy Home Designer - 3.04 million (March 2016)[15]
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - 2.51 million (March 2014)
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - 2.08 million
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star - 2.08 million (March 2014)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - 2.03 million (March 2015)
  • Fire Emblem Fates - 1.84 million (March 2016) [15]
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe - 1.78 million (March 2015)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - 1.52 million (March 2014)
  • Pokemon Rumble Blast - 1.29 million (March 2013)
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins - 1.20 million (March 2014)
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising - 1.18 million  (March 2013)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour -1.14 million (March 2014)
  • Mario Tennis Open - 1.11 million  (March 2013)
  • Monster Hunter 4 - 4+ million (December 2013)
  • Monster Hunter 3G -2.2+ million
  • Youkai Watch - 1.278 million (September 2014)
  • Youkai Watch 2 -2.525 million (September 2014)
  • Dragon Quest VII - 1.227 million (January 2014)
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z - 1.005 million (January 2014)

References Edit

  1. http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-3ds-crosses-4-million-mark-u-s/#more-80441
  2. http://nintendoeverything.com/november-2012-npd-nintendo-sells-over-1-75-million-hardware-units/
  3. http://nintendoeverything.com/november-2013-npd-nintendos-response/
  4. http://nintendoeverything.com/july-2014-nintendos-response-million-mile-makers-mario-kart-8-crosses-1-million-3ds-software-hits-40-million/
  5. http://jpgames.de/2012/03/nintendo-3ds-1-jahr-750-000-einheiten-in-deutschland/
  6. http://jpgames.de/2012/08/nintendo-3ds-900-000-mal-in-deutschland-verkauft/
  7. http://jpgames.de/2014/08/wii-u-ps4-und-xbo-verkaufszahlen-aus-deutschland/
  8. http://www.jdli.com/super-mario-3d-world-killer-app-de-la-wii-u-art-508-1.html
  9. http://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/20140116.CHA9317/pourquoi-nintendo-pense-faire-mieux-que-sony-et-microsoft.html
  10. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2014/05/22/01007-20140522ARTFIG00230-mario-kart-8-va-relancer-les-ventes-de-la-wii-u.php
  11. http://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/20141203.CHA1061/jeux-video-pourquoi-la-wii-u-de-nintendo-est-loin-d-etre-morte-et-enterree.html
  12. http://techno.lapresse.ca/jeux-video/201502/10/01-4842847-les-nouvelles-consoles-relancent-les-ventes-de-jeux-video.php
  13. http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2016/01/21/32001-20160121ARTFIG00271-la-playstation-4-a-ete-la-console-la-plus-vendue-en-france-en-2015.php
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/3ds.html
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427_4e.pdf
Eighth generation of video games
Wii U · Nintendo 3DS · Xbox One · PlayStation 4 · PlayStation Vita

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