3DS has sold 5 million units in the US

Thursday, 12th July 2012 22:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has announced ahead of the NPDs Nintendo 3DS has now sold 5 million units in the United States.

Other Nintendo milestones achieved in June include:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D became the third Nintendo 3DS title to sell more than 1 million units, joining Super Mario 3D Land (2.1 million units sold life to date) and Mario Kart 7 (1.75 million units sold life to date).
  • For the month, two of the top five and nine of the top 25 best-selling software SKUs play on Nintendo platforms.
  • For the second month in a row, Nintendo held a 75 percent market share for portable hardware in the United States.
  • Nintendo sold more than 400,000 total hardware units in June and saw double-digit growth across each of its product lines compared to May. This includes more than 155,000 Nintendo 3DS systems, more than 150,000 units of the Nintendo DS family of systems and nearly 95,000 Wii consoles.

We’ll have more on the June NPDs as more information is released.



  1. loveaya

    Oh yeah! 3DS gonna kill PSV~

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Depressing actually.

    and how much Vita? 3 copies?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SuperGuyverUSA

    What’s with the hate on the Vita? Sure, it’s not selling as fast as we all thought, but that doesn’t mean it’s a terrible system.

    On topic, I’m happy for Nintendo. I’m going to hope for higher sales in the future with the 3DS XL. :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. manamana

    Couple of days ago, Iwata stated that the 3DS isn’t doing well outside Japan?! WTF?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    They have sold ~5m in Japan and 5m in Europe too. However Japan is a much smaller market, hence they are expected to be selling a lot more in Europe and the US in comparison.

    #5 2 years ago

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