NPD October 2011: Nintendo 3DS moves 1.65 million units LtD in the US

Friday, 11th November 2011 21:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has announced that 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the US in eight months on the market.

The figures come from NPD, and Nintendo notes the handheld is “on track to surpass the first-year total of Nintendo DS” which is the “best-selling game platform in US. history.”

The Nintendo DS system sold 2.37 million units during its first year on the market, November 2004-October 2005. Approximately 50 percent of sales occurring during the holiday time frame.

“With a massive lineup of software on the way and the first-year sales record of Nintendo DS in its sights, Nintendo 3DS enters its first holiday season with a full head of steam,” said Scott Moffitt, NOA executive VP of sales and marketing.

The firm also reported 675,000 units of combined hardware sales for October, with over 250,000 units of 3DS moved, nearly 250,000 Wii units sold, and close to 180,000 units of NDS systems sold.

For the year, Nintendo has sold a combined 7 million hardware units and more than 55 million units of software have been sold for Nintendo platforms. Wii sales are up 8% yoy, and DS sales are up 23% over September.

In total, the two platforms have sold more than 87 million combined hardware units and more than 540 million combined units of software in the US.

NPD figures should be out soon.



  1. Razor

    Sony must be kicking themselves that Vita isn’t going to be out this Xmas.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lightmanone

    Okay, first the picture used is way out of proportion and the fact that a DSi is used in the picture and the picture says 3DS.. just makes that a bit worse. I expect more from VG247. :(
    And then “Will sales are up..”
    Wii.. Wii.. for the love off.
    Please someone, redo this news thing and make it worthy of VG24/7

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lightmanone

    As an edit to my previous comment.
    Since the article is adjusted I take my comments back and smile. Good job!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Bringit

    3DS should not be tracking at the same rate the DS was at launch.

    It should be tracking well above that.

    But at least it is something to build on. Mario 3D Land is an excellent game and deserves gamers.

    #4 3 years ago

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