Nintendo 3DS – 4.5 Million Sold In 1st Year On Market

Nintendo 3DS – 4.5 Million Sold In 1st Year On Market

When the Nintendo 3DS first came out last March, it did not garner much excitement.

Critics complained about the lack of 3D games. On the plus side, eye doctors reported that it could help identify children’s vision problems. Approximately Nintendo announced that more games were on the way.

It appears that Nintendo’s persistence has paid off. They announced today that the company sold almost twice as many Nintendo 3DSs in the first year of its launch than they did the Nintendo DS in its first year.

And the company feels it’s just getting started. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said in today’s announcement that:

“Nintendo 3DS closes its first year with a lengthy list of accomplishments but we’re still just scratching the surface. With a massive lineup of first- and third-party games and more on the way, a budding library of entertainment options and an engaged and growing installed base, Nintendo 3DS has an incredibly bright future. We’re just getting started but this platform is built for the long haul.”

The 3DS also lapped the DS during its first year in total sales revenue. Including the hardware, software and accessories, the DS brought in $540 million of sales during its first year. The 3DS brought in $1.2 billion+.

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