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Submitted by eagle21 701d ago | news

Nintendo 3DS Hits 31.09 Million Units Sold Worldwide

TechnoBuffalo writes: "Since launching in 2011, the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 31.09 million units. It’s already ahead of the original Xbox and GameCube for lifetime sales. Though, it has a lot of work to do to catch the top two selling systems of all time: the PlayStation 2 sits with 155 million sold, while the Nintendo DS sits with 153 million sold." (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS)

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eagle21  +   701d ago
Release the white 3DS XL in North America Nintendo. Awesome sales. :)
Sucitta  +   701d ago
they jus released a yellow and white pikachu 3ds in N.America, which has since sold out = ( and very soon they will be releasing a white Limited Edition Animal Crossing 3DS, so if you really want one, I'd pre-order when you can.

I was lucky enough to pick up one of the Pikachu 3ds's before they sold out in the first 24/hrs.
Y_5150  +   701d ago
Hopefully the Luigi one releases in the US!
NYC_Gamer  +   701d ago
Nintendo owns the handheld market
Snookies12  +   701d ago
Very true, never any disputing that. They've always catered greatly to their handheld audience. The console side of things is lacking though. They really need to step up their Wii U offerings.
Kamikaze135  +   701d ago
Ok captain obvious :p
bullymangLer  +   701d ago
and yyehp, yur looking at a white < whh , hhweyeT Nintendo >3DS >xL <
Wenis  +   701d ago
I love my 3DS.. can't wait for animal crossing in just a month & a half
PSNintyGamer  +   701d ago
Very good, everyone of these sales are well deserved
Jek_Porkins  +   701d ago
Wow, great numbers for Nintendo. They are bringing the software which is important.
Williamson  +   701d ago
Very impressive! I just bought a 3ds xl couple of weeks ago but I might return it and buy it again when a better deal comes out. Since target is opening up in Canada, I heard it always has good gaming deals.
YoloSwag  +   700d ago
Target is so awful in Canada. We hardly get deals as those found in the States.
Donnieboi  +   701d ago
Holy crap that's alot! I love my 3ds, but i may sell it for the XL 3ds version because i want the bigger screen. Just a little confused why they didnt include a 2nd analog on the new XL version though.

When SMT iv comes out in August, i'll be a total hermit!
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PopRocks359  +   701d ago
Yeah, I was pretty confused too. According to a quote I read, they omitted a second analogue nub because it would have made the XL "too big and expensive."

There's always the XL Circle Pad I suppose. Now for those unannounced 3rd party games...

Edit: @below

I have several friends who have told me how awesome they feel those essential Atlus games are. After having played Catherine, I'm inclined to believe them. Do I need to play them in order to enjoy them? Am I missing anything by not playing the previous SMT games?

As far as RPGs go, I am currently waiting on Bravely Default as well as trying to get Pandora's Tower.
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Donnieboi  +   701d ago
Agreed. Dude I don't know if u are a jrpg fan, but u HAVE to get Shin Megami Tensei IV. I submitted an article showing what games that team has made, and it is from Persona 3 and 4, to Catherine and Smt nocturne.

If u can't tell by my avatar, i'm a BIG Smt/persona fan. You WON'T be disappointed.
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Donnieboi  +   701d ago
No SMT games and Persona are like final fantasy. They dont continue. But there is the slight indication that their worlds are somehow intertwined, even if none of their worlds collide. Think Zelda games. They are in different timelines, but none of the Links or Zelda's know that there are other similar worlds or timelines.
Venox2008  +   700d ago
3DS XL is great, i like it much more than 3ds.. I hope u too will :)
DivineAssault  +   701d ago
in effin sane! Good job!!! I still like my vita much better but nintendo is the undisputed king of handheld gaming
LOL_WUT  +   701d ago
Congrats Nintendo ;)
shivvy24  +   701d ago
31mil Aready ! fuck they Own the handheld market
microgenius  +   701d ago
it probably will pass DS
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   701d ago
Nah I don't see that happening because the 3DS, much like the GBA, attracts more core gamers than casuals (the GBA ended up selling less than the original GB/GBC).

The 3DS will still be a commercials as well as a critical success though (much like every other Nintendo handheld released).
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   701d ago
They have a good chance of selling over 40 million by December. Pokemon is like video game crack.

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