Nintendo's 3DS eclipses 5 million units sold mark

1:00 PM, Jul 12, 2012   |    comments
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According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States, Nintendo's 3DS glasses-free 3D handheld gaming console has sold more than five-million units within the country.

"Nintendo 3DS is entering the next phase of its life cycle with new hardware, new games and proven franchises. This milestone shows we've got a great foundation to build from," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "The game lineup for Nintendo 3DS last holiday season was one of the strongest in our history. We're poised to top it this year. Every week, gamers will have the best franchises in the world in a glasses-free 3D experience that can't be found anywhere else. Add Wii U into the mix and it's a great time to be a Nintendo fan." 

In the near future, Nintendo will be releasing the 3DS XL, which features 90 percent larger screens, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 both launching on August 19.  The console's holiday lineup includes Luigi's Mansion and Paper Mario -- both franchises will be making their hand-held debuts.

As for the company's other hardware products, Nintendo sold more than 400,000 total hardware units in June and saw double-digit growth across each of its product lines compared to May.


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