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Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling console in May

Jun 17 // Kyle MacGregor
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Software selling hardware, imagine that!

The Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling piece of gaming hardware in the United States during May, according to the NPD's monthly report. Nintendo attributes the achievement to the platform's strong software sales, which have increased more than sixty percent since this time last year.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D was a part of that winning equation, charting at number three across all platforms despite launching late in the month. And Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon wasn't too far behind, coming in at number five overall. Nintendo will look to keep the good times rolling with the strong summer lineup of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pikmin 3, and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.


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destructoid's previous coverage:
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D


  May 17

Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

The definitive Donkey Kong on the go


  Apr 19

Donkey Kong Country Returns is more accessible on 3DS

Also makes heavy use of depth of field effects


  Apr 17

Donkey Kong Country Returns will be less difficult on 3DS

3DS version to feature alternate difficulty, new levels, local co-op


  Apr 06

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will have an easy mode

Plus there will be local co-op play, and other new additions


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