Nintendo aim to hit 5 million 3DS sales in Japan this year

Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has shared the company’s sales target for the 3DS across Japan, seeing them hope to shift another 5 million by the end of the year.

Such goals had been expressed at a Capcom event held in Tokyo, where Iwata indicated that they had sold more than 5.5 million units in the previous year. They hope that global 3DS sales will surpass 18 million during the fiscal year, which is a rise from 13.95 million last year.

This will largely be accomplished through heavyweight software releases including Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Monster Hunter 4, and Mario Party.

“There are more and more media reports suggesting that things aren’t going very well for the dedicated gaming hardware business,” Iwata explained. “But that’s not true, at least for the 3DS in Japan.”

[Thanks Bloomberg]

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