Dec 20th, 2013

3ds xl

Two million 3DS systems have been sold in the UK, according to MCV UK. These sale figures include all 3DS models, including the new, budget priced 2DS. No doubt the opportunity for UK customers to get a free copy of Super Mario 3D Land contributed to the increase of 3DS sales. Still, the 3DS is short of what the original DS managed to sell at the same stage in its lifecycle.

The first half of 2013 saw great games like Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf come to the system. The 3DS’ momentum continued into the holiday season with heavy hitting games Pokemon X and Y  and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Overall, the 3DS has had an impressive year.

[via MCV UK]

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  • mar laguna

    And there is still more games to come :3

  • Mario

    Is anyone even surprised by this?

    • Jelle Knibbe

      I bet Pachter is.

      • Mario


  • CEObrainz

    I haven’t bought mine yet, but I must save money for Wii U games….sigh…

    • Mario

      Take your time man. Take your time.

    • jjbredesen

      aw that suck man, guess i am lucky to still live at home XD Got my 3DS on day 1, but that means i must wait for the Wii U…. guess i will get it for xmas.

  • Madmagican

    …only 2 million of the 3DSs have been sold in the UK?
    That system’s approaching the 40 million range

    • jjbredesen

      The UK has never been a place where Nintendo systems and games sell well compared to the rest of the world.

      • Madmagican

        Fair enough

  • Ryebread

    Getting my 3DS for Christmas so exited 😀

    Also it seems Nintendo products don’t sell well in the UK