As of the end of last month, Nintendo has sold 6.68m 3DS consoles.
It is below expectations, but is ahead of what the DS achieved during the same period.
The firm hopes the console is back on track, with sales on the rise following a substantial price cut in August
Nintendo said in its report that since the 'significant price revision' sales 'have been improving'. And that this price drop combined with a stronger software line-up should see sales grow during Christmas.
3DS software sales have now reached 17,560,000.
Meanwhile, worldwide sales of DS is fast approaching 150m, with Wii sales at 89.3m.