follow us:

Latest News

Heroes of the Storm’s full release will go live on June 2
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Heroes of the Storm will go live soon and the announcement comes through this new cinematic trailer. ... [read more]
Power is King in Triad Wars
Square Enix and United Front Games recently released a closed beta for their game, Triad Wars. ... [read more]
The Force is strong in Battlefront game developer diary
The first developer diary for Star Wars Battlefront is out and it successfully manages to not show any gameplay. ... [read more]

Latest Articles

Evolve, day 1 DLC, and the entitlement of gamers
Evolve hasn’t been out for 72 hours yet and gamers have already decided to make it public enemy number 1. This is thanks to the umbrella claim of “2K charging full price for an incomplete game, as well as for DLC that should have been included with the original purchase.... [read more]
PAX South Tour Guide Pt. 3 - Quick Tips
So far we’ve told you what to do in San Antonio as well as where to eat and drink while at PAX South. Now we have a few quick tips for those traveling to our great city. ... [read more]
The OG Replay for Jan. 19
We're less than a week from PAX South and everyone here is excited. Not only is one of the biggest gaming events coming to our home city of San Antonio, but we're going to have our own panel. ... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Sunset Overdrive Review: Grab an energy drink and grind some rails.
Insomniac Games heads to the Xbox One with their exclusive title, Sunset Overdrive.... [read more]
Dragon Age: Inquisition Review
Every time I tried to play either Dragon Age Origins or Dragon Age 2, I’d find myself playing for the first 10 or so hours before turning it off and playing a different game. I gave it one more chance with Dragon Age: Inquisition.... [read more]
Driveclub Review
Originally announced at the PS4 reveal event in Feb. 2013, Driveclub was due for release as a PS4 launch title. Development misfortunes led to an 11 month delay and the game was finally released in the first week of Oct. 2014. The game faced major challenges at launch as the... [read more]

Latest Videos

PAX South 2015: 8-Bit Eric does a Starr Mazer interview...kind of
On display at PAX South was a game called Starr Mazer, which mashes shmup gameplay with point-and-click adventure gameplay. 8-Bit Eric tried to do an interview with the developer, and well, you'll have to see what happens. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Shiny the Firefly Review
8-Bit Eric takes a look at Shiny the Firefly on the Wii U. An indie game developed by Padaone games where you control a firefly on a rescue mission to protect its babies.... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Ping 1.5+ Review
8-Bit Eric takes a look at the Wii U puzzle game Ping 1.5+ from Nami Tentou Mushi for the Wii U. ... [read more]
Nintendo releases sales numbers for its 3DS games
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

Click to show Press Release

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

What's your most anticipated game for April?

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
Mortal Kombat X
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


Time to start 2015


Mario Kart DS Review

Nintendo Financial Results Briefing Global Video Game Market breakdown

Nintendo Financial Results Briefing: Prospects for this fiscal year

Other Gaming News From The Web