Super Mario 3D Land breaks series sales record, Nintendo 3DS sales triple

Super Mario 3D Land has become the fastest-selling portable Mario title having sold over 500,000 units since launch, according to Nintendo of America.

Nintendo 3DS sales also tripled (by 325%!) compared to sales the previous week prior to the release of the key title, with sales rising 49% the week following.

“What this has been able to do is drive our Nintendo 3DS business in only eight months to surpass the full first year volume of the original DS and we still have the bulk of the holiday to go,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime commented, “and we still have the launch of Mario Kart 7 to continue driving our full-year sales on Nintendo 3DS.”

It’s certainly the positive news that Nintendo were hoping to hear, and a sign that the Nintendo 3DS has hopefully reached its turning point.

[Thanks USA Today]

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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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