Nintendo: Over 5m 3DS units sold in US

Nintendo has announced their 3DS handheld has sold over 5m units in the United States.

The company revealed the figure following the NPD Group’s June report.

The simultaneous launch of the 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 on August 19th, along with a holiday line-up including the latest in the Paper Mario and Lugi’s Mansion franchises, has Nintendo’s outlook for the device rosy.

"Nintendo 3DS is entering the next phase of its life cycle with new hardware, new games and proven franchises. This milestone shows we’ve got a great foundation to build from," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. "The game lineup for Nintendo 3DS last holiday season was one of the strongest in our history.

We’re poised to top it this year. Every week, gamers will have the best franchises in the world in a glasses-free 3D experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Add Wii U into the mix and it’s a great time to be a Nintendo fan."

The company also announced The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has joined the 3DS 1m units sold club, joining Super Mario 3D and Mario Kart 7.

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