Nintendo sells 6 million 3DS units in Japan

Nintendo sells 6 million 3DS units in Japan
Japanese gamers pick 3DS over Vita.

After a slow start for its 3D gaming handheld, Nintendo has started to pick up some momentum with the 3DS. Much of the boost can be attributed to new game titles being released for the device.

It now reportedly has sold 6 million units in Japan, according to Famitsu. Japanese gamers appear to be embracing the 3DS after a slow start in Nintnedo's home market, while they appear cold to the PlayStation Vita so far.

In the UK, Nintendo is expected to pass 1 million units for the 3DS very soon also. Total worldwide sales for the device are around 18 million.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 22 May 2012 22:20
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  • GernBlan

    We won't buy the 3DS for the simple reason that a year ago we bought the DSi XL (which is still being sold new in stores), but Nintendo almost immediately stopped making new games for it -- all new games are/will be 3D. Our next portable console will likely be the Vita since even though we own all the consoles we're mostly a PS3 family anyway. Nintendo really screwed over its entire DSi owner base.

    25.5.2012 14:01 #1

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