Nintendo 3DS surpasses six million sales in Japan

Following yesterday’s news that the Nintendo 3DS is nearing one million unit sales in the United Kingdom, we now learn of its resounding success in Japan.

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu reports that, as of May 20th, the handheld has exceeded sales of six million units.

In total Japanese sales now sit at an impressive 6,017,206, which isn’t surprising since the Nintendo 3DS has sat atop the hardware chart for a lengthy consecutive period.

[Thanks Kotaku]

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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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