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New Nintendo 3DS XL sells 335k units in US & Europe

Nintendo has released some sales data regarding the New 3DS XL's launch in the west, and as you'd expect, it did very well for them.


The New Nintendo 3DS XL has been available for just a few days here in the US and in Europe, and today, Nintendo has revealed they have sold around 335,000 units during its launch week.

Nintendo disclosed how well its latest handheld sold in both regions, as the 175,000 units were sold in the US while Europe moved 160,000 units. In comparison, a total of 230,000 units were sold in Japan during its launch week.

In terms of software sales, Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate performed the best this week. Majora’s Mask 3D sold around 340,000 units in North America and 230,000 units in Europe. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate sales in the US weren’t made available, although it did sell around 110,000 units in Europe.

Even though the New Nintendo 3DS XL sold quite well during its launch week, I'm curious to know if it would have done even better if it was easier to find the handheld without pre-ordering it across various retailers. Either way, the New Nintendo 3DS XL looks to be yet another hit for the company.

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    February 17, 2015 8:05 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, New Nintendo 3DS XL sells 335k units in US & Europe

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      February 17, 2015 8:40 AM

      Nintendo learned via amiibos if you make something rare, people will go bananas and buy it all up. Those who bought the new 3ds xl without a charger and a lack of model variety are only telling Nintendo its okay to carry on with this shady practice.

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        February 17, 2015 8:43 AM


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          February 17, 2015 9:12 AM

          I'd rather have them stuck in 1999 than pull an XBone on their customers.

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            February 17, 2015 9:21 AM


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              February 17, 2015 9:23 AM

              Maybe you should.

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                February 17, 2015 9:51 AM

                Think he's referring to MS xbox one camera requirement stance of "Get use to it! The customer doesn't know what he needs" attitude.

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                  February 17, 2015 9:53 AM

                  That'd be funny, because I've always gotten the impression that Nintendo works the same way. Their attitude about many things seems to be "We do it this way, and you'll like it, because we're Nintendo and your only source of Mario and Zelda games."

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            February 17, 2015 10:02 AM

            the difference here is that microsoft embarrassingly backpedaled and nintendo would rather die.

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      February 18, 2015 6:28 PM

      They would have had +1 from me if I was able to find one anywhere.

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