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Posted on September 12, 2013 by Oscar Gonzalez

The 3DS is the best-selling video game system in the U.S. making it the fourth time portable has been on top of the sales charts. With that news, Nintendo has released the sales numbers for their 3DS games and some of their recently released Wii U games.

Title                                                                 Release Date               2013 U.S. Sales           U.S. Lifetime Sales

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon                                 3/24/13                        63,000 units

Animal Crossing: New Leaf                                   6/9/13                        739,000 units                                      

New Super Mario Bros. 2                                      8/19/12                       406,000 units             1.85 million units

Fire Emblem Awakening                                        2/4/13                         390,000 units

Mario Kart 7                                                         12/4/11                       352,000 units            2.84 million units

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity      3/24/13                       298,000 units

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D                      5/24/13                       268,000 units                                        

Super Mario 3D Land                                            11/13/11                     265,000 units           2.86 million units

LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins             4/21/13                       264,000 units

Mario & Luigi:  Dream Team                                  8/11/13                        190,000 units

Pikmin 3                                                               8/4/13                           115,000 units

New Super Luigi U                                                8/25/13                         120,000 units

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Sept. 12, 2013

Nintendo News

Nintendo 3DS is Best-Selling Video Game Platform for Fourth Straight Month

Fueled by a strong start for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and the continued strength of games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Nintendo 3DS finished August as the best-selling video game system in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive month. More than 6.47 million units of Nintendo 3DS software have been sold so far in 2013, an increase of nearly 30 percent over the same time frame last year.

Other highlights for August include:

  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for Nintendo 3DS launched on Aug. 11 and sold nearly 190,000 combined physical and digital units.
  • Pikmin 3 for Wii U launched on Aug. 4 and sold more than 115,000 combined physical and digital units.
  • New Super Luigi U for Wii U launched in stores on Aug. 25, after two months as a digital-only download, and has now sold nearly 120,000 combined units.
  • So far in 2013, nine Nintendo 3DS games have sold at least 250,000 combined physical and digital units. These include:

Title

 

 

 

Launch Date

 

 

 

2013 sales

 

 

 

Lifetime sales

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

 

 

 

3/24/13

 

 

 

863,000 units

 

 

 

 

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

 

 

 

6/9/13

 

 

 

739,000 units

 

 

 

 

New Super Mario Bros. 2

 

 

 

8/19/12

 

 

 

406,000 units

 

 

 

1.85 million units

Fire Emblem Awakening

 

 

 

2/4/13

 

 

 

390,000 units

 

 

 

 

Mario Kart 7

 

 

 

12/4/11

 

 

 

352,000 units

 

 

 

2.84 million units

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:

Gates to Infinity

 

 

 

3/24/13

 

 

 

298,000 units

 

 

 

 

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

 

 

 

5/24/13

 

 

 

268,000 units

 

 

 

 

Super Mario 3D Land

 

 

 

11/13/11

 

 

 

265,000 units

 

 

 

2.86 million units

LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins

 

 

 

4/21/13

 

 

 

264,000 units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nintendo 3DS fans will have a lot to play this fall and through the rest of 2013, including Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (Oct. 12), The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nov. 22) and Mario Party: Island Tour (Nov. 22). On Oct. 12, Nintendo launches Nintendo 2DS, an entry-level portable video game system that plays all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D at a suggested retail price of $129.99.

The great lineup of Wii U games continues this month with The Wonderful 101 (Sept. 15) and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Digital: Sept. 20, Physical: Oct. 4), and into the fall and holiday season with Wii Party U (Oct. 25), Super Mario 3D World (Nov. 22), Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Dec. 6) and Wii Fit U (Holiday). On Sept. 20, Nintendo is launching a limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD at the new Wii U Deluxe suggested retail price of $299.99. 

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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