Nintendo 3DS software and hardware sales see August boost

During August, Nintendo 3DS software sales increased by over 68 percent compared to those of July, with hardware sales also increasing by 36 percent.

According to sales figures released by NPD detail that New Super Mario Bros. 2 achieved sales of over 240,000 units to become the biggest-selling title of the month across North America.

Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] also gained second place, selling in excess of 180,000 copies throughout the month.

“Software sells hardware, and no one sells either quite like Mario,” commented Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

“In addition to helping New Super Mario Bros. 2 get off to a great start, Nintendo 3DS XL is driving increased interest in titles such as Kid Icarus: Uprising, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Mario Kart 7.

“These games have been on the market for more than six months but provide a completely new experience on the larger screens. Combine these titles with the upcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Star and a robust list of third-party games, and Nintendo 3DS is poised to be high on holiday wish lists this year.”

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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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