Nintendo 3DS Sells Over 15 Million Units in the USA

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Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo 3DS has sold over 15 million units in the United States.

This makes the handheld the eighth Nintendo platform to break 15 million units in our country. While the Nintendo 3DS was released back on March 27th of 2011, the company released a successor earlier this year – the New Nintendo 3DS.

“While crossing 15 million units is certainly a significant milestone, we are equally excited about the new momentum we’ve created in 2015 thanks to new hardware and an unrivaled library of software,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“With more great games on the way and a hardware system for every type of gamer, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the stronger years yet for Nintendo 3DS in the United States.”


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  1. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    June 13, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    15 million and I’ve Streetpassed like… twice outside of the Smash demo event/streetpass hotspots.

  2. Siveon
    June 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Must be your area. I get streetpassed every time I walk out the door.

  3. Tromboner
    June 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I get a lot of streetpasses, but then again, I work in a game store.

  4. RetroGamer
    June 13, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Yup, that might have a little to do with it. :)

  5. Bromi
    June 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm


  6. Johnny LoveFive
    Johnny LoveFive
    June 14, 2015 at 12:58 am

    New 3DS a successor? Okay, then the DSi was a successor to the DS, not the 3DS!

  7. OverlordZetta
    June 14, 2015 at 2:03 am

    To be fair, GBC was a successor to GB.