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Nintendo boasts the sales of its favorite son, Nintendo 3DS

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In case you weren’t already convinced, Nintendo has a favorite console, and that would be its successful 3DS line of mobile handhelds. In a press release on Friday, the Japanese company boasted that more than 11.5 million units of the 3DS console line (including the 3DS XL and the 2DS) have sold in the U.S. alone since its release in 2011. In addition, the company sold roughly 16 million units of software — both physical and digital — for the year 2013. It’s definitely a positive note for Nintendo, if a bit glossy: Despite extolling the virtues of the 3DS, the still-struggling Wii U was not mentioned at all.

2 Responses to “Nintendo boasts the sales of its favorite son, Nintendo 3DS”

  1. Milan Kazarka

    If I think about myself than my ways of how I do games have changed – I now play in bed, I don’t own a TV – only consume content on demand through my laptop (hardcore cord-cutter). And Nintendo kind of offers simple and atomic games that are better for the likes of me whereas PS4 and XBox One are more for the dedicated gamer who sits in-front of their TV for hours.

    For me the Wii U is totally not interesting – it sits somewhere in the middle between casual and hardcore-gamers. Who sits between the ‘worked all day, now I have one hour left at 11PM while lying in bed’ and ‘I’ve got four hours to play GTA5 or Forza today in front of my 100″ TV’.

    I like what they did with the 2DS actually – I’m not sure if I’m the only one, but it feels better in the hands than the foldable design.