3DS sales hit 2m in the UK

2m 3DS consoles have been sold in the UK so far, MCV can reveal.

That number combines sales of 3DS, 3DS XL and the new budget model, 2DS.

It falls short of what the original DS had managed at this stage in its lifecycle, but is still an impressive figure that suggests there is room for a dedicated handheld games console in a market dominated by smartphones.

It’s been an impressive year for 3DS. Nintendo has backed the machine with heavy marketing, particularly for Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Pokmon X and Y. And it has seen a number of fan-favourite releases, such as Fire Emblem: Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

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