New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

Ben Parfitt
New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

Nintendo has revealed that 335k units of the new 3DS and New 3DS XL were sold in the West in the week of release.

The console launched in both Europe and America last week. Of that number, 175k were sold in the US and 160k in Europe. Launch sales of the New 3DS XL are apparently double that of the older 3DS XL.

There were decent sales for the two big game launches accompanying the new hardware, too. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D sold 570k units, with 340k selling in the US and 230k in Europe. Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, meanwhile, sold 110k in Europe, more than doubling the sales of the series' previous entry.

Super Smash Bros on 3DS, meanwhile, has now sold 6.19m units. That compares to 3.39m sales of the Wii U version, which was released after the handheld SKU.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have sold 9.35m. Tomodachi Life has sold a total of 3.96m.

Overall 3DS hardware sales across all versions have now hit 50.41m units worldwide, although Nintendo has admitted that the machine has failed to meet sales expectations over the last financial year.

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