3DS gets closer to 3 million units sold, Mario Kart 7 moves 420,000 units

Tuesday, 6th December 2011 18:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has said the firm expects 3DS to sell 4 million units by its first anniversary on the market, as the system gets closer to the 3 million sold mark.

Speaking with will Nikkei, via Andriasang, Iwata said once the system reaches the 3 million mark, it will put it two weeks ahead of the original DS’s timeline.

Last week, the firm announced 3DS had surpassed first-year sales of DS in the eight months since its release – the original DS moved 2.37 million units worldwide its first year on the market.

Iwata also said Mario Kart 7 has sold 420,000 units its first week at Japanese retail, which is double the DS version. Specific figures will be revealed tomorrow when Media Create puts out its weekly report.

Nintendo expects such robust sales to aid in profit recovery during its next fiscal term.



  1. _LarZen_

    Who else are gonna use Gamestops 3DS trade for the PS Vita?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. John117

    @1 Aint gonna have either :P But 3DS is like 129£ cheaper since it’s release though… Atleast here in Norway, so wouldnt be surprised if they managed to sell some million more units :P

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    I cannot wait to have mario kart 7 and 3D mario land, it was obvious that both tittles will give the boost the 3DS needed, now it will be strong nintendo numbers again, good times for the 3DS and nintendo now that the storm seems quite behind.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Mrmario

    Great news for Nintendo. have had a surge in the number of street passes resently let’s hope it keeps goin’ up with quest 2 on the way :D

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Sid

    Stephany you should precise that these figures concern the japanese market only ;)

    #5 3 years ago

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