3DS software sales up 45% in 2013, lifetime hardware sales pass 11.5 million in US

Friday, 10 January 2014 13:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has announced 3DS game sales were up 45% in 2013, compared to 2012, and lifetime sales of 3DS hardware systems were over 11.5 million in the US alone. According to Nintendo’s figures, customers purchased 16 million combined packaged and digital Nintendo 3DS games in 2013. The firm also touted the fact that seven of its 3DS games from 2013 carried a Metacritic score of 85 or higher, including The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Fire Emblem Awakening which carried a score of 90 or above. Nintendo announced release dates for Yoshi’s New Island and Disney Magical World earlier today.