Nintendo 3DS is the fastest selling handheld video game console ever released in the history of the planet.
It’s sales have quickly outpaced the Nintendo DS which had impressive numbers in it’s first year on sale and Nintendo have announced that they have already sold over 10.5 Million physical software units for the device since it’s debut 14 months ago.
“In its first 14 months versus the first 14 months of Nintendo DS, which is a platform that didn’t have to compete with mobile phones, social and other factors that are present today,” Nintendo America COO Reggie Flis-Aime told analysts after E3,
“the Nintendo 3DS has managed to sell 10.5 million physical games so far. This figure exceeds the pace that was set by the best-selling system of all time, and the Nintendo 3DS is just getting started.
Reggie went on to say that 70% of Nintendo 3DS owners have connected their console to the internet, which is going to come in handy this August when New Super Mario Bros. 2 launches on both the digital download eShop and in physical retail stores.
Nintendo 3DS will receive a raft of AAA titles which Reggie described as “proven” in 2012, including Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Castlevania, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, and Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Scribblenauts: Unlimited – all exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.
It seems Nintendo’s “little 3D console that could” actually is, and has a bright future.