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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Hits 20 Million Units Sold

As of last week the Nintendo 3DS has shifted an impressive 20 million units since its launch back in 2011 in Japan. It had a slow start, but it gradually caught on with gamers due to its impressive library of games. Below you can see the top five best-sellers in Japan and as expected it is the Nintendo DS that came out on top closely followed by the Game Boy and Game Boy Colour.

  1. Nintendo DS: 32.86M
  2. Game Boy / Game Boy Colour: 32.47M
  3. PlayStation 2: 21.98M
  4. Nintendo 3DS: 20.03M
  5. PlayStation Portable: 19.69M



    1. Yup, it actually sold very well everywhere (for different reasons outside of Japan though lol) its funny how that little booger was mock for not moving units but in the end it rivaled (and beat, if I am correct) the PS3 and 360 in units sold to date.

      Great little gem.


      1. I use to love mine, it has since become a way to play my PS1 games, and that’s it. Like you said, the catalog isn’t as impressive and leaves a lot to be desired. Amazingly impressive handheld though but it has such a shitty library with scares gems scattered in it. It’s just not worth it.


      2. I’m eagerly waiting the day when the thing is fully pirated and the emulators start flowing, though. We might not get anything that we can’t already emulate in PSP, but I’m sure the extra power will come in handy for extra stability/compatibility.


    1. Yup. Pretty impressive, although it is a handheld and those tend to do well in Japan. Either way, it’ll surely pass the PS2 soon enough. Also, it’ll be cool to see 3 of Nintendos handhelds from different generations as the top 3 consoles in Japan.

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  1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

    20 million in Japan alone? Noice!

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