Nintendo 3DS hardware sales surpass 15 million in the United States

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The Nintendo 3DS has become the eighth Nintendo system to see hardware sales surpass at least 15 million units in the United States.

Having launched on 27th March 2011, it doesn’t appear that interest is waning either. Spurred by interest surrounding the New Nintendo 3DS XL, the first six months of 2015 have seen Nintendo 3DS hardware sales increase by more than 50 percent compared to the same period last year.

Since launching the Nintendo Entertainment System in the United States way back in 1985, Nintendo have sold nearly 270 million units of hardware – which accounts for 145 million handheld units, and 125 million home console units.

By surpassing 15 million units, the Nintendo 3DS becomes their eighth system to surpass such number in the United States alone.

“While crossing 15 million units is certainly a significant milestone, we are equally excited about the new momentum we’ve created in 2015 thanks to new hardware and an unrivalled library of software,” comments Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, Scott Moffitt.

“With more great games on the way and a hardware system for every type of gamer, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the stronger years yet for Nintendo 3DS in the United States.”

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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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