Whereas a lot of the consideration Nintendo will get lately includes the Swap (and that system’s lately revealed DIY cardboard toy controllers), the Nintendo 3DS platform remains to be killing it. Nintendo introduced right now that the 3DS household of techniques simply had its finest month of gross sales since December 2014.
In accordance with Nintendo, citing NPD Group gross sales estimates, the corporate bought greater than 750,000 2DS and 3DS techniques in america through the month of December. That’s a 27 % improve over the identical interval in 2016, pushing 3DS gross sales previous 21 million within the U.S., Nintendo mentioned.
Worldwide, 3DS has bought greater than 69 million models, that means it nonetheless has some catching as much as do to achieve the Nintendo DS, which bought greater than 154 million models, and Recreation Boy, which bought greater than 118 million models.
Nintendo’s present lineup of 3DS consists of the $199.99 New Nintendo 3DS XL, the $149.99 New Nintendo 2DS XL and a pair of Nintendo 2DS bundles that price $79.99 and include a pre-installed sport. Nintendo has a Pikachu-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL coming stateside later this month. It’s going to price $159.99.
For a system that launched in early 2011 — and famously stumbled out of the gate — it’s a powerful run. Nintendo nonetheless has a handful of confirmed 3DS sport releases on its slate for 2018, together with Kirby Battle Royale, Detective Pikachu and Sushi Striker: The Method of Sushido.
As for the remainder of Nintendo’s lineup, the corporate mentioned it bought 1.5 million Nintendo Swap techniques and roughly 350,000 Tremendous NES Traditional Version consoles through the five-week reporting interval of December.