The Nintendo 3DS has had its share of ups and downs, however, with its 1 year anniversary coming up (at the end of the month), it has surpassed it’s predecessor and has produced some exceptional numbers. The 3DS can attribute its success to some huge titles such as Resident Evil, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, but has also capitalized on many other titles to get it to where it is today.
While the 3DS is still young, here’s a look at what Nintendo’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Scott Morffitt, had to say about the 3DS compared to the DS.
- The 3DS sold 4.5 million units, whereas, the original DS sold 2.3 million
- With its 100 titles, the 3DS has sold 9 million games compared to the DS at 5 million with 58 titles.
- Accessory-wise, the 3DS has sold $1.2 billion dollars worth of accessories, where the DS sold $540 million in the same time span as the 3DS.
Morffitt did make sure to let IGN know in his interview that the 3DS’s recent surge in sales could be contributed to its recent big-game titles, however, it’s exciting to see just how popular the 3DS has become compared to the DS. Morffitt also expressed his excitement with some upcoming titles such as: Kid Icarus Uprising, Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, Mario Tennis Open, and is looking forward to the potential success that these titles can bring to the 3DS.
In closing, Morffitt was also asked about the potential of a 3DS Lite model, however, he declined to confirm any rumors. Morffitt did, in fact, encourage players to go out and grab a 3DS, however, that’s probably expected from Nintendo’s VP of Marketing and Sales (lol). You’ve got an opinion, and we’d love to hear it! So, please feel free to let us know what you think in the comment box below (and please feel free to share your experiences with this awesome system). Until next time, keep an eye out for a Nintendo 3DS near you and the awesome titles that are set to launch in the coming months!