According to Nintendo, the 3DS has sold over 11.5 million units in the US, as well as apparently selling over 16 million combined packaged and 3DS games in 2013 in the US.
“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 and 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.”
They have also sold over 2 million 3DS, 3DS XL and the new 2DS’s in the UK, with the 3DS being their best seller and making the company even more successful.
Even after the great news, Nintendo will still be disappointed with how poorly the WII U has done. Many sources have reported that it has only sold around 6 million systems ever since it was released in November 2012. These figures are similar to the PS4 and Xbox One, however these both consoles have only been out for a few months.
The 3DS was also the best selling game system in 2013.
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