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NPD: Nintendo 3DS Sales Increased More Than 36 Percent Over July

Even with only five days of reported data, Nintendo 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 still had major impacts on the August video game market. The new hardware, which features 90 percent larger screens than the original Nintendo 3DS, and the new side-scrolling Mario adventure both launched on August 19th and helped Nintendo achieve the following:

  • Nintendo 3DS software sales increased by more than 68 percent over sales in July.
  • Nintendo 3DS hardware sales increased by more than 36 percent over sales in July.
  • The No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling software SKUs for the month are both exclusive to Nintendo 3DS. New Super Mario Bros. 2 sold more than 240,000 units to finish No. 1, and Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] from Square Enix sold more than 180,000 copies to finish No. 2.

“Software sells hardware, and no one sells either quite like Mario. In addition to helping New Super Mario Bros. 2 get off to a great start, Nintendo 3DS XL is driving increased interest in titles such as Kid Icarus: Uprising, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Mario Kart 7. These games have been on the market for more than six months but provide a completely new experience on the larger screens. Combine these titles with the upcomingPaper Mario: Sticker Star and a robust list of third-party games, and Nintendo 3DS is poised to be high on holiday wish lists this year.”

– Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing

 

70 thoughts on “NPD: Nintendo 3DS Sales Increased More Than 36 Percent Over July”

          1. YAWN AINT EVEN PUTTING A DENT IN IOS GAMES ON IPHONE WHEN OUYA COME OUT THINGS ARE GOING TO GET INTRESTING! IOS GAMES WILL EVOLVE THANKS TO CAPCOM SQUARE SEGA AND INDIE DEVELOPERS OH HEY EVEN KONAMI IS JUMPING SHIPS RIP NINTENDO YOUR TIME COMING! NOBODY BELIVED WHEN I PREDICTED NINTEDOPOWERS DEMISE REMEMBER I KEPT TELLING YOU THEY DIE FIRST MUHAHAHA PC AND OS ARE BECOMING HOUSEHOLD NAMES BE SCARED CONSOLE FANBOYS! GUESS MY VODOO PAYED OFF! I PREDICT MIYAMOTO WILL SUFFER AND YHAN DIE BEFORE NINTENDO DIES SO ENJOY THEIR LAST MINUTES OF FAME LITLE SEXY KIDS

            1. ”WHEN OUYA COME OUT THINGS ARE GOING TO GET INTRESTING!”

              newsflash – the ouya or touya as i like to call it , looks like the biggest and most useless piece of shit ever to grace gaming.

              the ouya even makes the ps vita look absoloutly outstanding .

              1. Yet look at the thousands and counting who are donating to kickstarters. Dont worry all these is hurting ya . Consoles are becoming pc like when it gets close pc will become affordable and in the end pc will kill the console wars. You cant kill pc its open but you can kill consoles bcause their death depends on evolution while pcs evolution depends on nothing and as consoles ebolve their only futher hurting and empowering pc. PC KILLED RAPED AND IS DESTROING MAGIZINE EXAMPLE SHITENDO POWER ! POWER LOL PC FOUND THE LIGHT SWITCH HHAHAH PC DID WHAT THE POSTAL OFFICE WAS SCARED OF! NOW MAGIZINE HAVE TO HAVE APPS!!! OR GO DIGITAL TO SURVIVE! SEE PC IS THE BLACK HILE CONSOLES ARE NEXT MOTHERFUCKERS MUHAAHHAAHHAH HAIL LORD SATAN I GIVE MY BLOOD UNTO THEE LORD OF DARKNESS AMEN HANKS FOR GRANTING VODOO TO NINTENDO POWER MUAHAHAHHA

                1. what a d-bag. nintendo will never ever be touched by all the BS you just mentioned. nintendo have too many unique IP’S And independance . to be even slightly threatened by pc or ouya . lol .

                  gtfo with your stupid analysis . its worse than micheal patchers,

                  1. But unlike patcher i was right lol oh douchbag huh keep it coming your making me horney drop oil while you talk nasty to me rub my nipples and call me a slut

                    1. the closing of nintendo power doesnt really mean anything. nintendo uses youtube to advertise their stuff.
                      magazines are just a waste of rainforest. and should all be stopped. every single magazine and news paper on earth.
                      considering how available news is on technology these days. so thats that.

                      also , none of the stuff you mentioned NOT EVEN IOS , is a real threat to nintendo. nintendo will just plod along at the same rate for years and years.
                      as long as they have pokemon , mario , zelda , FULL GAMES etc etc etc . they will still sell to their target market.
                      IOS is for 30 year old business men and women to play on the train. it doesnt affect what gamers are buying or doing.

                      1. Problem is kids download ios too angrybirds anyone. I told ya nintendopower was closing and ya called me stupid well….And besides nintendo integrating virtualy will hurt it down the road ask sony. Sonys trying to compete what pc amd iphone have which is a hugh install base and open market mening sinve pc has no brand it cant die umlike console which have a company exclusive brand like sony.
                        Im surprise sonys lasying this long xperia fighting the open market cellphone lost bad to andriods and such. As consoles and tvs becomemore pc like it will eventually just make pcs stronger since parts will be cheaper and pcs are cully intigrated you can even use a tv as a monitor .

                      2. Voodoo backfires on it’s user. Your time is coming hahaha. Butt hurt much? Nintendo is killing them all in every market. R.I.P xbox line is a better term. PC taking ovefr hahahahahaha. I have PC gamed for eons and still consoles outclass a more powerful machine, go play diab-lose 3.

                        1. Why would it backfire the devil is my freand he takes care of me he even gave me a nickname called skippy. Pc will never be hurt. Developers make the best games for us while ya scrubs get our ports than the xbox ports like cod lmfao. I ayed ,pirate,stole and watch xrated shit for free on pc.

                          List of things pc killed or os slowly killing:
                          Nintendopower
                          Magizines
                          Cds
                          Dvds
                          Porn
                          Sony
                          Cabel
                          Satelite
                          And more
                          Some had to adqpt to us to survive =pc black hole power. Tvs are now integrating the internet which anything that deals with internet and what pc offers is a win for us because pc will get bettwr stronger faster and eventually cheap enough to kill consoles. While ps4 will have 4k my old OLD computer is doing 8k lmfao ya console kiddys are so behind tryig to catch up to us. Consoles are becoming smart tvs l all eventually bitting them back in the ass. All analuist predicg consoles death even patcher and it will happen but not soon but it will. Once consoles have either printers or fully customizable parts its over as pc market will step in and since its an open market it can never die it didnt even die in videogame crash pc was still going stronh bitches

                            1. Yep almost any 2008 brand has them if you know how to modd and buy parts. New pcs have a uigher resolution frame. 4K is only breathtaking to tvs since 1080 p is nothing not even 4k. I forgot how high the current resolution on pc monitors are but trust me tvs nor consoles are close lol. Heck a pc at target has or should have atleast 2-3 maybe 4k resolution and target pcs are cheap some still run on penthium 3 lol

                                1. Heck sharp is RIGHT NOW working on 8k tvs and they have a working one lmfao so 4k is already old news. And wii u is next gen hahahahah lolol tiity rubbing lullz get real its already 6year outdated trash. Pc rapes i every time hell when my pc turns on that motherfucker purrs

                                2. The PS4 will not have 4K. The average television size is too small to see all the details in 4k, development costs would go through the roof developing for 4k, we cannot broadcast in 4k, we sell movies in 4k, and the PS4 won’t be powerful enough to display 4k images. The only people who would really need 4k televisions are film production houses so that they can see view their footage at its native resolution while editing. Hell, 4k isn’t even the standard resolution for film projectors in America its 2k. So the PS4 won’t be 4k compatible.

                                    1. The likely hood of the PS4 actually being 4k compatible is so small that I can say that with confidence. 4k has around ten years before it will ever be widely accepted and the PS4 will most likely launch around 2013- 2015 long before 4k becomes affordable for the home market.

                                    2. are you serious lmfao ouya is a joke yeah games are free to play but it will be flooded with commercials popup ads and you have to pay for in game content. you sir are a dumb fuck thinking android and ios is taking over gaming why would capcom sell a quality game that will get pirated more than sold. dont forget 65% of iphone and android users have jb or rooted there device to get paid apps free and pc gamng is at the bottom of the food chain with 85% of pc games being pirated

                                    1. the 3ds is the hottest shit on the market. nuff said.

                                      its by far my favorite console atm . more than ps3 , wii etc etc .

                                      its the hottest thing which i play most atm . dont know about all you haters who only have a 360 with $7 pre owned games . but i am living it up with the 3ds right about now .

                                                  1. “Combine these titles with the upcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Star and FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING”*
                                                    Fixed that for you, stupid NoA. How the hell do you think you can sell a game without advertising it? “Oh u been asquieng sou we sai u 2013 and a good fak u ehehehehe” THAT IS ALL WE GET?
                                                    I’m sick of that crap.

                                                  2. Glad the 3DS is doing well. As someone who owned a DS pretty much at day 1, i enjoyed it alot, even when it was that ugly brick xD but i did get a DS lite.

                                                    But im enjoying my 3DS much much more than i enjoyed my DS, and we havent even seen an original Zelda or Metroid yet :D

                                                    1. me to!!!! have you notice the 3ds is getting better games faster than the ds was ????? the 3ds library in 6 years should be a lot better than the DS’s library of today.

                                                      the DS has bout 85 final fantasy games though XD which is awesome.

                                                      best part is , the 3ds is BC :)

                                                        1. yeh man . the wiiu will be awesome .

                                                          the 3ds (XL which i have) is just the best thing ever.
                                                          never ending amounts of 3d and 2d (ds games) joy.

                                                          its the best console since the backwards compatible ps2!!!!

                                                        1. Looks at iphone damn nintendos slowly dying to ios right sega capcom square konomi and indie support oh and ouya =evolution. Remember i predicted nintendopowers demise and look what my vodoo accomplish bitches although i mus admit the other nntendo mag i didnt predicts death but either way it was epic. Next in my predictions ws miyamoto dealing some loss than comes suffering than nintedos deayh think im joking bitches i predicted nintendo powers death aint laughing now huh. Shit i summon the devil and vodoo on nintendo bithces

                                                          1. Well, everyone could have ‘predicted’ that. Look at that internet, it’s been closing magazines like EGM and Gamepro, it doesn’t take some one smart to realize that. As for iOS, I don’t consider it to be a dedicated gaming machine. Just a cool phone that can play music, let you surf the web and play shallow games such as Angry Birds or Draw Something, not to mention all the games they have that are just blatant rip offs. Like that Pushmo look alike and that terrible looking Pokemon clone

                                                          2. go eat a dick you fag ass troll ios games suck even when ported . yeah some games look good but the controls are shit on a touch screen and software is unreliable and mediocre i will never pay for ios games i will always jb my ipad & iphone and pc games i’ll just captain hook them shits with a patch. you buddy your talking out your ass ios is like atari flooding the market with tons of crapware thats not worth buying. and pc gaming hahahahah!!! how long its been since you had innovation.uhhmm never nothings been done so have fun playing games with your keyboard and mouse little bitch boy.

                                                          3. Except no gamer wants mobile gaming. Nintendo wont “die”, they’ll just carry on bringing out console, because people want them to. Everyone invested in the Ouya kickstarter not even releasing what it was, an android phone, that plugs into your tv. Thats its.

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