3DS XL smashes Japan, ‘no plans’ to release UK figures

Tuesday, 31st July 2012 10:36 GMT By Staff

Nintendo has announced that it has sold an estimated 200,000 3DS XL consoles in Japan since it launched two days ago, but there are no plans to announce equivalent UK figures.

A Nintendo UK rep told VG247 this morning: “We don’t currently have plans to announce the sales figures for XL.”

Famitsu reported today that Nintendo has sold 193,000 3DS XL consoles in Japan since July 28, as well as 430,000 copies of New Super Mario Bros. 2.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 launched with the 3DS XL.

The new 3DS is the console’s first major revision since it released last spring. XL launched in both Japan and Europe last weekend, and will hit the US on August 19.

The original 3DS sold 303,000 units across Europe and 113,000 units in its opening weekend on sale in the UK, beating the British launches of both Wii and DS.

Nintendo sold its entire allotment of 3DS – some 400,000 units – units during its February 2011 release in Japan. 3DS has sold more than 19 million units to date.

[UPDATE] is reporting that since launching in the UK on Saturday, British sales of 3DS XL, fall just short of ‘five figures’ which the site is claiming means the 3DS XL is currently out-selling 3DS 2:1. Take this with a dose of salt until Nintendo reveals the concrete figures.

The site also reports that 3DS software sales are up by 11% for the week.



  1. Robbins

    I got one it be purdy

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Yep. Very much enjoying mine.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. almostnot

    Be tempted to get one when the 3DS has some more games for it. Using mine to play through the DS back catalogue and waiting for Paper Mario.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    Really looking forward to getting mine.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. manamana

    Good old Bangai-O Spirits is a blast on the new XL! Not to mention Resi and MK7. And Cave Story and … oh dear, its just plain better. I wouldn’t want to go back to a smaller screen and yes, I never missed a second circle pad …..

    #5 2 years ago
  6. polygem

    i had some technical issues with mine but i am having a replacement now. really starting to like it. had an original 3ds before and enjoyed the hell out of it. both have advantages/disadvatages. the 3d itself, as a gaming device, is among my most favourite gamemachines of all time – the games for it are just fantastic. most of them.
    @6: yep. second CP is for sissis!

    #6 2 years ago

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