Nintendo 3DS – The Best Selling Console In Japan


Nintendo has been having a great year topping both gaming and console charts. The company actually managed to overpass Sony’s PS2 in the amount of units sold in Japan, not by a large margin but still impressive nonetheless. According to a recent study, Nintendo 3DS managed to sell a whopping number of 21,913,661 units while PS2 sold 21,833,216.

The Japanese company recently launched the highly anticipated Pokemon Sun and Moon games and the combined number of units sold surpassed even Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and not only that but Nintendo’s Super Mario Run game is the most downloaded mobile game worldwide. It’s safe to assume that Nintendo managed to generate huge amounts of profits during 2016 but in 2017 the company might manage to achieve even bigger milestones because the Switch console will be launched during the first quarter of 2017.

Nintendo Switch has been showcased recently at “The Tonight’s Show” with Jimmy Fallow, where the host got a chance to play Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which is a Nintendo exclusive and the console performed exceptionally well. Also, seeing that Switch’s YouTube trailer gathered over 22 million views in less than two months leads us to believe that Nintendo will bring in impressive amounts of profits during the upcoming year.

One major concern 3DS fans have right now is that Nintendo will focus entirely on Switch and forget all about them, but Nintendo’s president Tatsumi Kimishima reassured them that this won’t happen when he said “3DS hardware is still growing and business has momentum”. Tatsumi Kimishima’s statement means that 3DS will continue in its own form and it won’t be affected by Switch.

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