Nintendo 3DS Software Sales Increase by 89 percent

20121011-192812.jpg

Nintendo 3DS XL continued to impact the video game market in September as overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software increased by 89 percent from the same period a year ago. Standout titles include New Super Mario Bros. 2, which sold more than 295,000 units in its second month, as well as Mario Kart 7, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which all saw sales increases compared to last month.

“Nintendo 3DS XL continues to galvanize our Nintendo 3DS business,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Hardware sales are up, software sales are increasing exponentially and the attach rate is growing stronger every month. With a great slate of upcoming games, including Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which arrives exactly one month from today, we like our position heading into the crucial holiday selling season.”

In another milestone, Super Mario 64 DS for the Nintendo DS family of systems has now sold more than 5 million units in the United States alone. This is the third Nintendo DS game to reach the 5 million mark, joining New Super Mario Bros. (10.6 million) and Mario Kart DS (8.5 million).

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

[PR Email from Nintendo]

About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

Steve – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


  • http://coffeewithgames.com/ coffeewithgames

    I’m looking for the consoles sold, any news on that yet?

    • http://www.wiinintendo.net Jeremy Hardin

      I haven’t seen any PR info about the consoles sold. Usually you’ll see that popping up around the sites.

      • http://coffeewithgames.com/ coffeewithgames

        Yeah, I looked at the August console numbers, not sure when/if the September console numbers will be released. I think Microsoft already mentioned their console numbers, bu I’m not sure about Nintendo or Sony…

  • http://twitter.com/shanepeden Shane Peden

    Once the 3DS XL was released, I had to go grab one. Street Fighter 4 is awesome.