Nintendo of America announced that its hand-held systems including the 3DS, 2DS, and 3DS XL have sold more than 11.5 million units in the United States since launch. That figure is way up from the 10.5 million units the company said it has sold to-date less than a month ago. Nintendo also said that over the last 12 months over 16 million 3DS games had been sold through a combination of retail sales and digital sales through the eShop. That's a 45 percent increase in software sales year-over-year.
Nintendo of America executive vice president of sales and marking Scott Moffitt promised that it "wasn't planning on" slowing down this momentum in 2014:
"We're not slowing down in 2014," Moffitt said. "With more games featuring fan-favorite franchises on the way, the best days of Nintendo 3DS are still to come."
Nintendo pointed to four new 3DS games expected to be released by mid-April in the United States: Yoshi's New Island (March 14), Disney Magical World (April 11), Bravely Default (February 7), and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (February 28).