3DS Sales Hit Milestone in the US and Europe - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 17 November 2013 / 10,139 Views
Nintendo's latest handheld, the 3DS, started off slow, however sales have skyrocketed since. The handheld has topped 10 million units sold in both the US and Europe in the same week, according to VGChartz.
The 3DS has sold 10,074,977 units in the US up until the week ending November 9. In Europe the 3DS has sold 10,029,415 units. The 3DS has also sold 13,719,781 units in Japan and 36,970,071 units worldwide.
Super Mario 3D Land is the bestselling game for the 3DS, with more than 8.65 million units sold. Mario Kart 7 is the second bestselling game with 8.37 million units. Pokémon X/Y has managed to sell 6.90 million units in just four weeks, while New Super Mario Bros. 2 has sold 6.48 million units. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the one other game to top five million units, with 5.12 million units sold.
The 3DS first launched in Japan on February 26 ,2011. It launched in Europe on March 25, 2011 and March 27, 2011 in North America. There have also been two new models of the 3DS released, the 3DS XL in the summer of 2012 and the 2DS on October 12 of this year.