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Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo 3DS Games in 2015

Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo 3DS Games in 2015 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2016 / 55,301 Views

Today we take a look at the top 10 best-selling games for yet another platform. Last week we looked at the top 10 best-selling Wii U games in 2015 and before that the Xbox One games in 2015 and PlayStation 4. This week it's the turn of Nintendo's 8th generation handheld, the Nintendo 3DS.

The 3DS in 2015 sold 7.70 million units, a 21 percent decrease year-over-year, to bring its lifetime sales to 57.80 million units. 46.06 million games were sold at retail on the 3DS in 2015 and has now sold 225.23 million games lifetime.


The 3DS proved most successful in the US, but also sold a similar amount in Europe and Japan. It sold 2.45 million units in the US, 2.33 units in Europe, and 2.16 units in Japan. 

10 games for the console in 2015 managed to sell over one million units and five games sold more than two million units. Below we've compiled a list of the 10 best-selling 3DS games:

10th. Tomodachi Life - 1.00 Million


9th. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 1.12 Million


8th. Mario Kart 7 - 1.22 Million


7th. Monster Hunter 4G - 1.33 Million


6th. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 1.58 Million


5th. Yo-Kai Watch Busters Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad - 2.14 Million


4th. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - 2.18 Million


3rd. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - 2.38 Million


2nd. Monster Hunter X - 2.54 Million


1st. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer -  2.63 Million



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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Poliwrathlord (on 01 March 2016)

2015 kinda sucked for 3DS imo...

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zorg1000 Poliwrathlord (on 01 March 2016)

Ya it lacked any truly big hitters outside of Japan. Some remaster/ports (Majora's Mask/Xenoblade 3D) along with a handful of spinoffs (Happy Home Designer/Triforce Heroes/Super Mystery Dungeon). Other than that some niche localizations & small budget releases.

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Darwinianevolution (on 01 March 2016)

AC Home Designer is first? Huh, I thought Monster Hunter X would win. Great legs for every game.

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Jranation Darwinianevolution (on 01 March 2016)

Well MHX was only available in Japan.

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umegames Darwinianevolution (on 01 March 2016)

yeah i'm truly amazed!

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SlayerRondo (on 02 March 2016)

Not very impressive numbers.

Hope we see the PS4 top ten next.

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Dr.Vita (on 02 March 2016)

Next week is PS Vita?

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ebw (on 01 March 2016)

What's the deal with this site always using the same MH3U box art for other games in the series? :)

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finalfantasystud (on 02 March 2016)

I'm really interested in seeing what kind of holiday bundles they are gonna have. Like a New 3ds Pokemon Sun/Moon bundle.

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Stormage009 (on 01 March 2016)

digital sales count on this?

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StephenKing nicemali88 (on 02 March 2016)

Stop spamming a videogame site with stuff like this.

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