Nintendo has revealed that it has sold over four million 3DS systems in Japan, with half a million units being sold in Japan alone last week – according to Enterbrain. Two of its 3DS games became million-sellers in the region last week as well. So why is the 3DS doing so well now? According to analysts a combination of a price cut earlier this year coupled with new and popular software has caught the attention of consumers.
Capcom's latest Monster Hunter game was one of the titles that helped drive sales. Two first-party 3DS games, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, have also sold a million copies in Japan to date. Super Mario 3D Land, released in November, has sold 1.04 million copies while Mario Kart 7 has already sold 1.08 million copies.
It will be interesting to see how the 3DS has done in North America and Europe in the month of December. Most expect the sales of the system and related software to be pretty healthy…