Analyst: Nintendo 3DS achieves $11.1 million digital sales in 2011

The Nintendo 3DS has been able to generate approximately $11.1 million through digital sales, according to the analyst firm Forecasting & Analysing Digital Entertainment (FADE).

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening led sales, achieving 339,000 units that amounted to $2.3 million, with £D Classics: Excitebike hitting 481,000 units, half of which were downloaded during its free promotion in June, which resulted in an estimated gross of $1.3 million.

“Nintendo generated 81% of gross revenues among downloadable titles in 2011, asserting dominance during the year. However, in order for the 3DS market to grow, Nintendo will need to promote 3rd parties in 2012”, commented Director of Research & Analysis, Benjamin Schlichter.

The estimated top-selling titles, by gross revenues, throughout 2011 are as follows:
1. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) – 338,700 Units / $2.3 Million USD
2. 3D Classics: Excitebike (Nintendo) – 481,100 Units / $1.3 Million USD
3. Super Mario Land (Nintendo) – 230,500 Units / $1.1 Million USD
4. Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! (Nintendo) – 112,700 Units / $969,000 USD
5. Pushmo (Nintendo) – 93,300 Units / $634,000 USD
6. Kirby’s Dream Land (Nintendo) – 84,500 Units / $384,000 USD
7. Let’s Golf 3D (Gameloft) – 43,200 Units / $356,000 USD
8. Donkey Kong (Nintendo) – 82,800 Units / $348,000 USD
9. 3D Classics: Xevious (Nintendo) – 47,900 Units / $301,000 USD
10. Hyu Stone (Poisoft) – 50,300 Units / $293,000 USD

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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