Nintendo Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS has sold 4.5 million units in its first year at U.S. retail.
By comparison, the Nintendo DS sold 2.3 million units in its first year at U.S. retail in 2004.
Sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware, software and accessories totaled $1.2 billion in the first year.
“Nintendo 3DS closes its first year with a lengthy list of accomplishments but we’re still just scratching the surface,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.
“With a massive lineup of first- and third-party games and more on the way, a budding library of entertainment options and an engaged and growing installed base, Nintendo 3DS has an incredibly bright future. We’re just getting started but this platform is built for the long haul.”
Super Mario 3D Land has sold 1.75 million units to date, while Mario Kart 7 has sold 1.45 million units in the U.S.