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3DS Sales Pass 5 Million In The U.S.

by Jim Reilly on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Nintendo announced U.S. sales of the 3DS surpassed the 5 million unit mark. The number comes courtesy of retail tracking firm NPD.

Additionally, Nintendo sold more than 400,000 units in June in the U.S. On the software side, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D became the third Nintendo 3DS title to sell more than 1 million units, joining Super Mario 3D Land (2.1 million units sold life to date) and Mario Kart 7 (1.75 million units sold life to date), according to Nintendo.

“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,” says Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. 

The 3DS XL launches in North America on August 19, 2012.