Nintendo Hopes to Sell 5 Million 3DS Consoles in Japan in 2013

Iwata expects to duplicate last year’s success in Nintendo’s homeland.

By Kyle England. Posted 08/28/2013 12:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

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Despite the lagging sales of Wii U, the Nintendo 3DS is becoming a force to be reckoned with. Nintendo has very high hopes for the device, especially in Japan, where it has really taken off. At a Capcom event on Tuesday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took the stage and declared that it is Nintendo’s goal to sell 5 million Nintendo 3DS consoles in Japan by the end of 2013.

It’s not really such a big number, considering that 5.5 million 3DSes were sold in Japan last year. With Monster Hunter 4 coming around the corner in September, 3DS sales are expected to boom. Iwata even addressed concerns about the console market in general, saying:

“There are more and more media reports suggesting that things aren’t going very well for the dedicated gaming hardware business. But that’s not true, at least for the 3DS in Japan.”

Now, if only Nintendo could meet their expectations for Wii U sales as well…

Source: Bloomberg

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