3DS fastest ever console to hit 5 million sales in Japan

By Johnny Cullen
20 February 2012 08:33 GMT

Nintendo’s announced it has sold 5 million units of 3DS in Japan, speaking a year after the machine launched.

The number means it’s the fastest selling console to hit the 5 million figure in Japan, managing the feat at 52 weeks, ahead of the original DS at 56 weeks and Game Boy Advance at 58 weeks.

The data is sell-through information – retail sold to consumer – provided by Media Create.

The milestone comes ahead of the handheld’s launch one year ago this coming Sunday. Following a promising start, sales started faltering to the extent Nintendo drastically cut the console’s price.

Since then, it’s been big numbers for 3DS.

Thanks, Andriasang.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch