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Nintendo 3DS sales hit 20 million in Japan

The Nintendo 3DS has sold over 20 million units - 20.03 million, to be exact - in Japan since launching back in 2011.

Chris Kerr

December 30, 2015

1 Min Read

Newsbrief: The Nintendo 3DS has sold over 20 million units - 20.03 million, to be exact - in Japan since launching back in February 2011. 

The handheld system surpassed the 20 million mark last week, according to sales data from Famitsu posted on messageboard NeoGAF, making it the fourth best selling console of all time in Japan. 

The original Nintendo DS remains on top of the pile with 32.86 million units sold, while the Game Boy/Game Boy Color and PS2 are the second and third best selling systems in the region, shifting 32.27 million and 21.98 million units respectively.

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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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