Nintendo 3DS the Best Selling Platform for USA in May 2013

Nintendo 3DS is the best selling platform yet again in the US. Check out Nintendo’s official press release below for more information.

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PRESS RELEASE

NINTENDO 3DS WAS THE BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME PLATFORM IN MAY

June 17, 2013

Nintendo 3DS continued its strong year with another first: The platform was the best-selling video game hardware platform in the United States in May. The launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on May 23 and another strong month for Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon helped Nintendo 3DS software sales in stores increase by more than 60 percent over the same time last year. Nintendo 3DS also had two of the top three best-selling software SKUs for the month, with Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at No. 2 and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon at No. 3.

At the recently concluded E3 trade show in Los Angeles, Nintendo defined its proposition for the holiday season by showcasing a cavalcade of great games coming for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems in 2013. Starting in August and continuing through the end of the year, Wii U will launch one major game a month, including Pikmin 3 (Aug. 4), The Wonderful 101 (Sept. 15), The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (October), Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (November) and Super Mario 3D World (December). Nintendo 3DS will build on its momentum with the successive launches of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Aug. 11), Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (Oct. 12) Mario Party for Nintendo 3DS (name not final, November) and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (November).

*Data regarding physical sales of games in May is from the NPD Group and is specific to the United States only.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

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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.

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  • hawk1010

    Don’t forget about Yoshi’s New Island for 3DS, Game & Wario, Wii Party U, and Wii Fit U for the Wii U, all set to release this year from Nintendo.

    • Steve

      Right! Although, this was a press release from Nintendo, so they were the ones that forgot. :-)

      • hawk1010

        Well that’s pretty funny that they would forget about their own games lol. Even if they don’t feel those games are system sellers, you would think they would want to draw attention to them lol.

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