Nintendo 3DS game sales shot up by 45% in 2013

Although it’s Wii U console did not have the greatest of year’s last year with poor global sales, Nintendo’s 3DS hand held has been a huge success for the company. With record sales of the handheld, Nintendo has revealed that games sales of both packaged and digital games rose 45% in 2013.

Here is a recap of 2013 by the numbers:

  • More than 16 million combined packaged and digital Nintendo 3DS games were sold in 2013, an increase of more than 45 percent over 2012’s Nintendo 3DS game sales.
  • The Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems, which also includes Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS, has crossed lifetime hardware sales of more than 11.5 million in the United States alone.
  • Seven Nintendo 3DS games that launched in 2013 have a Metacritic score of 85 or higher, including two games at 90+ (The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Fire Emblem Awakening).

“Nintendo 3DS is a powerhouse with games and experiences that appeal to all kinds of players,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’re not slowing down in 2014. With more games featuring fan-favorite franchises on the way, the best days of Nintendo 3DS are still to come.”

The 3DS was released in 2011 with a cheaper non 3D 2DS handheld released last year. Initially sales of the 3DS were poor but after an early globally price cut sales soared and today an estimated over 35 million units have been soled globally.

Source: CNET

Reporter: Soulfinger

More from the world of Geek Syndicate

%d bloggers like this: