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3DS Is Japan's Fastest Selling Hardware

By Kevin on Feb 20 2012 02:14 AM
Due to its poor launch lineup and hefty price tag, a lot of us thought that the 3DS wouldn't sell as well. The truth is, the 3DS just became the fastest selling hardware in Japan. Fifty-two weeks after its February 26, 2011 release, the 3DS surpassed the five million mark. The Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance topped out at five million units after 56 weeks and 58 weeks, respectively.

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Regardless of geographic region for this sales data, the hardware sales for the 3DS has certainly surprised many of us who were skeptical about its performance. I'm sure the release of Super Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land (as well as other hot Japanese titles) had a lot to do with the year-ending sales rally, though.

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I am not surprised by this considering Japan is where all this stuff is born to begin with.
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gotta loveth the 3ds