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UPDATE: 3DS Earns Nintendo's Best Day-One Handheld Sales

by Tim Turi on Mar 29, 2011 at 06:45 PM

UPDATE: A quick correction - the Nintendo 3DS broke Nintendo's previous records for best first-day sales, not best-selling handheld.

ORIGINAL STORY:Nintendo revealed today that the 3DS is the company's best-selling handheld ever, but is being very coy about further details. The specifics will be revealed further down the road.

"More details about U.S. sales numbers will be made public on April 14, when first-week U.S. sales figures will be tallied by the independent NPD Group," said a Nintendo rep. "Nintendo worked hard to get as much product as possible to retailers on day one to meet demand, and we will continue with these efforts moving forward."

Congratulations to Nintendo for surpassing its old records!

Source: IGN