Nintendo has forecasted that 3DS will sell 4m units before the end of March 2011 worldwide.
The firm also wants to sell 15m 3DS games by the same deadline. The announcement was made as part of Nintendo's revised sales forecasts, where it slashed its profit projections for the 2011 financial year.
3DS is due to arrive on February 26th in Japan, and will land in Europe and the US sometime during March.
It will cost 250,000 YEN (£188) in Japan.