Nintendo’s top brass must be patting each other on the back continuously at the moment with the news that the 3DS has managed to top the original DS’s 1st year sales figures in a mere 8 months – in North America.
That’s according to Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, who spoke to Time magazine:
“In sales through this past Saturday – 8 months – it has outsold the full 12 months of the original DS. During that 12 months time, the original DS sold 2.37 million and we just surpassed that this past Saturday, so we’ve got real good momentum going into the holidays.”
2.37 million units sold in eight months is none too shabby, especially for a console many people believe is doomed to failure.
The recent release of titles such as Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario Land 3D will no doubt see that figure swell larger in the run up to Christmas and with big profile games such as Resi Revelations and Kid Icarus coming next year, it seems like 2012 could be a good year for the console as well.