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Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo 3DS Sales Go Through The Roof In Japan After Super Mario 3D Land Release

Sales of the Nintendo 3DS in Japan have sky-rocketed following the Japanese release of Super Mario 3D Land on the console. Super Mario 3D Land decimated the software charts whilst sales for the Nintendo 3DS surged to make it the best-selling console in Japan by a substantial amount.

  • 01. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 343,492
  • 02. [PS3] Uncharted 3 (Sony, 11/02): 124,989
  • 03. [PS3] Battlefield 3 (EA, 11/02): 123,379
  • 04. [PSP] Final Fantasy Type-0 (EA, 10/27): 122,286 (594,540)
  • 05. [WII] Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 55,779 (192,589)
  • 06. [PSP] Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 11/03): 45,437
  • 07. [3DS] Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 (Square Enix, 11/03): 38,859
  • 08. [360] Battlefield 3 (EA, 11/02): 27,723
  • 09. [WII] Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 25,665 (189,116)
  • 10. [WII] Go Vacation (Namco Bandai, 10/20): 16,995 (89,463)
  • 1. 3DS: 145,271 (65,041)
  • 2. PSP: 27,952 (30,605)
  • 3. PS3: 26,966 (25,217)
  • 4. Wii: 11,725 (11,784)
  • 5. DSi LL: 2,041 (2,009)
  • 6. X360: 1,699 (1,704)
  • 7. PS2: 1,457 (1,228)
  • 8. DSi: 1,057 (1,061)
  • 9. DS Lite: 33 (55)


50 thoughts on “Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo 3DS Sales Go Through The Roof In Japan After Super Mario 3D Land Release”

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  1. Mario always to the rescue! And just wait to the launch of Mario Kart 7… And imagine when esident Evil Revelations, or Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater make an appareance!!!
    Seems to be PSP Go has finally be forgotten =P

  2. Why would they wait until Mario launched before getting a 3DS? Did they think he would go to the Vita or something?
    Since the Wii, it’s been better to get a Nintendo console ‘before’ the game you really want comes out, so you can take time to explore the features of the console itself. One of my friends bought a Wii with like a million games and never figured out how to make a Mii, use the message board, or checking the weather/news/shop/video channels so that they scroll relevant information right from the Wii menu.

  3. The Only Pokemon Champion

    OH WOW!
    the 3ds sales are double of all the consoles combined!
    LITERALLY! I calculated :D
    3ds is so going to go down in history!

  4. and so the domination of the 3ds has officially begun. saw this coming since march 27th. sorry to the 3ds haters out there… um at least u got golden abyss for vita right? yay :/ and LBP too!

    1. Yeah! Now I can watch Nathan drake make unrealistic jumps on a screen with a lower res than my tv anywhere! :D with a touchscreen! The only sony series spinoffs id want on the vita are god of war and ratchet&clank. Oh, and sly cooper.

      1. desgating those games!? first psp vita is a copy with hd standart and second thease games are for litlle babys.(especialy ratchet and clank).sony sucks.nintendo rules.basicaly NINTNEDO HAS THE BEST AND FUN CONSOLES AND GAMES in the whole world and nintendo is the most third important company of japan if u dont believe go to wikipedia.

          1. Wtf? I don’t want a Vita… Hence the sarcasm…. Don’t really see what ur saying, and your scentence structure is ATROCIOUS! Don’t come at me like that, and fuck u sony doesn’t suck, albeit they’re no nintendo, but they don’t suck.

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  6. Knew this would happen back when Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 were only just announced. It was obvious people were waiting for good games to buy the console, just that the news media never seems to get that.

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  8. Mario is such a beast. This is just the start and the game hasn’t even been released outside Japan just yet. Mario games like this don’t have much of an impact in Japan as they do in other regions like the US, so this will get better. Mario is only the opening scene; the real action comes later on with Japan-focused games. It shows that people wanted the 3DS, but they wanted the games. It’s going to be like that everywhere else if not better with this game.

  9. This is excellent!….. wondering how much of an impact this will have in the U.S., where everyone will be all caught up in the “mw3 storm”. Hoping that this game still does really good, though.

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