3DS Hits 15 Million Mark in Japan

Despite a slow down in sales, 3DS continues to prove itself a success.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 01/28/2014 17:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nintendo might have lowered sales expectation across the board for the 2013 fiscal year, but that didn’t stop 3DS from hitting¬† a major milestone in its home market. Respected Japanese gaming news outlet Famitsu is reporting that sales of 3DS in Japan have surpassed 15 million since the handheld’s release.

Of course, 3DS has already seen several iterations, so there is undoubtedly overlap among consumers who have bought multiple systems. But no matter how you look at it, Nintendo has sold more than 15 million units in a country with fewer than 130 million people. And even if sales are down from last year, it is still quite safe to assume that Nintendo will sell many millions more in the coming years and make the 3DS per capita rate of Japan just that much more impressive.

Source: Siliconera

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