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Nintendo 3DS lifetime sales top 60 million

"Having recently passed 60 million units worldwide, the [Nintendo 3DS became] the current generation's top-selling dedicated gaming platform."

Chris Kerr

June 10, 2016

1 Min Read

Newsbrief: Nintendo’s 3DS console family has now surpassed 60 million in worldwide sales, according to a company statement released in a new NPD report picked up by IGN.

At the end of March 3DS sales stood at 58.85 million, meaning another 1.15 million consoles have been sold in just over two months. 

Nintendo suggests the recent 2DS price drop helped the console glide past the 60 million mark.

“May was a milestone month for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Having recently passed 60 million units worldwide, the current generation's top-selling dedicated gaming platform welcomed an entirely new audience with a lower suggested price of $79.99 for the Nintendo 2DS system.”






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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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