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3DS sales in December broke Japanese sales record

Remember about six months ago when it seemed like every news story was about another 3DS stumble? Now it seems like a day can’t go by without news of the system’s crazy huge sales. Today’s might be the most impressive yet, as it turns out that in Japan last December the 3DS moved more units in one month than any other system in recorded history.

The 3DS sold 1,492,931 units during that month, topping any monthly sales figure released since Media Create began collecting weekly Japanese sales data in 1997. The demand reached such heights no doubt thanks to the combined crazy popularity of Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and Monster Hunter 3G. Each of those games also sold more than a million copies during the month, and for those counting, the PS Vita only sold 402,794 units in December (though it only was out for less than half the month). Meanwhile, Nintendo of America announced earlier this week that the 3DS sold 4 million total systems in the US. Can Nintendo keep this momentum going?

Source: Andriasang

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Henry Gilbert
Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.