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E3: 3DS million-sellers in US: Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart

4:00 AM on 06.07.2012


Like you didn't see that one coming.

Nintendo held a press briefing yesterday evening in which it focused on 3DS software, but Scott Moffitt, the company's executive vice president of sales and marketing, took some time out to go through a few statistics in his presentation. The handheld has racked up some impressive software sales in its first year on the market, despite a modest install base of over four million units in the United States.

Through March 2012, three 3DS games had tallied sales of at least one million copies in the US: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (one million units since June 19, 2011), Super Mario 3D Land (two million units since November 13, 2011), and Mario Kart 7 (1.6 million units since December 4, 2011).

Thankfully for Nintendo, more first-party franchises are launching new titles in the coming months, including New Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi's Mansion 2, and Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Because trading on nostalgia is apparently the easiest path to success in this industry.


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