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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 with the PlayStation Vita as well as mobile.

Sales FiguresEdit

ShipmentsEdit

3DS Shipment figures (based on official financial reports)
Date Americas sales Japan sales Other sales Quarterly sales Total sales Source
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2011) 1.32 1.06 1.23 3.61 3.61
2010 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2011)
1.32 1.06 1.23 3.61 3.61
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2011) 0.11 0.21 0.40 0.71 4.32
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2011) 0.70 0.86 0.79 2.36 6.68
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2011) 3.34 2.53 2.49 8.35 15.03
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2012) 0.52 1.19 0.39
2011 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2014)
17.13
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2012) 0.42 0.91 0.52
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2012) 0.97 1.18 1.06
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2012) 2.59 2.94 2.11
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2013) 0.29 0.66 0.30
2012 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2015)
31.09
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2013) 0.36 0.64 0.40
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2013) 0.81 1.15 0.53
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2013) 2.93 2.43 2.40
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2014) 0.23 0.13 0.23
2013 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2016)
43.33
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2014) 0.24 0.26 0.31
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2014) 0.44 0.46 0.38
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2014) 1.50 2.09 1.39
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2015) 0.74 0.26 0.65
2014 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2016)
52.06
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2015) 0.40 0.29 0.32
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2015) 0.36 0.54 0.39
Quarter 3 (ending Dec 31, 2015) 1.23 1.18 1.18
Quarter 4 (ending Mar 31, 2016) 0.26 0.35 0.30
2015 fiscal year sales
(ending Mar 31, 2016)
58.85
Quarter 1 (ending Jun 30, 2016) 0.35 0.31 0.28 .94 59.79
Quarter 2 (ending Sep 30, 2016) 0.62 0.51 0.64 1.76 61.57
Totals (ending Sep 30, 2016) 20.73 22.14 18.69 - 61.57m -

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 -15.67 million (September 2016)
  • Mario Kart 7 - 13.94 million (September 2016)
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - 13.18 million (September 2016)
  • Super Mario 3D Land - 10.98 million (September 2016)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 10.60 million (September 2016)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf -10.11 million (September 2016)
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS - 8.35 million (September 2016)
  • Tomodachi Life - 5.30 million (September 2016)
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 5.03 million (September 2016)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 4.52 million (September 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)
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot - 1.08 million (September 2016)
  • Monster Hunter 4 - 4+ million (December 2013)
  • Monster Hunter 3G -2.2+ million
  • Yo-kai Watch - 1.278 million (September 2014)
  • Yo-kai 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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