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3DS Sales Top 52 Million Units Worldwide - VGChartz
3DS Sales Top 52 Million Units Worldwide

3DS Sales Top 52 Million Units Worldwide - Article

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 April 2015 / 9,615 Views

Nintendo's eighth generation handheld, the 3DS, has hit a new milestone. The handheld has surpassed the 52 million mark worldwide, according to VGChartz's latest sales data.

The 3DS hit the milestone for the week ending March 21, where it sold 138,120 units to bring its worldwide lifetime sales to 52,017,225 units. There have also been 186,793,764 games sold for the 3DS at retail.

Looking at the software sales for the 3DS worldwide: three games have sold more than 10 million units; seven games have sold more than five million units; 18 games have sold more than two million units; and 36 games have sold more than one million units.

Pokemon X/Y is the top selling 3DS game with sales of 12.75 million units. Mario Kart 7 has sold 10.66 million units and Super Mario 3D Land has sold 10.11 million units. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has sold 8.08 million units, Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold 7.72 million units and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold 5.81 million units.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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16 Comments

Skullwaker (on 18 April 2015)

The 3DS is a beast. 60m by the end of the year should be a reality.


ExplodingBlock (on 18 April 2015)

If Pokemon Z comes out this it should reach that for sure


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Ryng_Tolu (on 18 April 2015)

Even withouth Pokémon Z. ;)


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b00moscone (on 18 April 2015)

Congrats!


CleggaZ (on 18 April 2015)

You Go 3DS.


Ryng_Tolu (on 18 April 2015)

+60,000,000 by end of year looked. :D


giwayume (on 27 April 2015)

I remember reading articles about how it didn't stand a chance against the Vita. lol


shenlong213 (on 23 April 2015)

And here come HDS


shenlong213 (on 23 April 2015)

And here come HDS


gigaSheik (on 18 April 2015)

Should have been better. Still tracking way behind its predecessor.


ExplodingBlock (on 18 April 2015)

Ugh, I hate when people compare DS vs 3DS sales. The DS was a BEAST, it PS2 level sales. Also, DS never had to deal with the rising mobile gaming industry. It's amazing that the 3DS is where it is now


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Skullwaker (on 18 April 2015)

Anyone that expected the 3DS to be as big as the DS was a fool. No handheld gaming device will ever sell that much again. Similarly, no console will ever sell as much as the PS2 again. Comparing present consoles to the ones of the past is futile when the circumstances are vastly different.


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gigaSheik (on 18 April 2015)

I think the purpose of a successor is to sell at least as good as the previous product. I mean... that's what any company wants, right? I bet Nintendo wanted the 3DS to sell just like the original DS. If we follow your logic its like saying "its ok if the next one sells even less cuz... you know... the 3DS was a beast..." till there's no more Nintendo thanks to condescension.


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Eddie_Raja (on 20 April 2015)

Is this a surprise. Mobile is killing the market size of dedicated handheld gaming. I said it would sell less than half the DS and everyone called me crazy...


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Eddie_Raja (on 20 April 2015)

Is this a surprise. Mobile is killing the market size of dedicated handheld gaming. I said it would sell less than half the DS and everyone called me crazy...


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