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New Nintendo 3DS Sells Over 230,000 Units Opening Weekend in Japan - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 October 2014 / 7,418 Views

The New Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan on October 11. The handheld has flown off shelves selling 233,483 units in its opening weekend, according to Famitsu. The New Nintendo 3DS LL (Same as the XL in the West) sold 172,332 units. The standards New Nintendo 3DS sold 61,151 units.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate shipments topped two million units, with sales of 1.62 million units. The game was the top selling game for the week.

The New Nintendo 3DS standard edition retails for ¥16,000, while the New Nintendo 3DS LL retails for ¥18,900. The New 3DS launched on October 11 in Japan. The handheld will launch on November 21 in Australia and 2015 in the West.


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. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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TechnoHobbit (on 15 October 2014)

Good job New 3DS!

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Stefan51278 (on 15 October 2014)

Big News for Big-N:

230K new potential Amiibo-user in Japan.

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Moonhero (on 15 October 2014)

Looks like someone is topping the charts this week...

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Captain_Yuri (on 15 October 2014)

Bring it over already damn it! I want a new toy to play with! T_T

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ExplodingBlock (on 15 October 2014)

Dear God....

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S.Peelman (on 15 October 2014)

Great numbers on both!

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Jumpin (on 15 October 2014)

I am looking forward to it coming out over here. I hope we get a Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 remake along with Xenoblade and Xenosga.

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Jranation (on 15 October 2014)

Yes! Above my 150k expectation

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EpicLight (on 15 October 2014)


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Gammalad (on 15 October 2014)

Can't wait to get this, my old 3DS XL is getting a lot of ware on it and I need to upgrade soon.

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fluky-nintendy (on 15 October 2014)

Never thought 3ds were so much cheaper in JP compared to europe!

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Elvis7 (on 15 October 2014)

bad news for 3ds owners (tle old version)

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the_dengle Elvis7 (on 15 October 2014)

The success of the DSi was not bad news for DS Lite owners. The success of the New 3DS will translate into a longer lifespan for the original 3DS. It will not hasten the abandonment of software development for the platform.

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SirFortesque (on 15 October 2014)
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