'New Super Mario Bros. 2' for 3DS.
The August video game market was largely impacted by the sale of the Nintendo 3DS XL and the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game.
Both launched on Aug. 19.
"Software sells hardware, and no one sells either quite like Mario," Nintendo Executive VP of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt said. "In addition to helping New Super Mario Bros. 2 get off to a great start, Nintendo 3DS XL is driving increased interest in titles such as Kid Icarus: Uprising, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Mario Kart 7. These games have been on the market for more than six months but provide a completely new experience on the larger screens. Combine these titles with the upcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Star and a robust list of third-party games, and Nintendo 3DS is poised to be high on holiday wish lists this year."
Nintendo 3DS software sales increased by 68 percent over sales in July and hardware sales increase by 36 percent in July.