Actually, Kingdom Hearts 3D Sold Over 200,000 Copies In The U.S.

By Ishaan . September 7, 2012 . 10:30am

Last night, Nintendo of America released U.S. sales figures for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance in the month of August. According to Nintendo’s data, the 3DS game sold over 180,000 copies during the month.


Siliconera has learnt that this number isn’t quite accurate. For some reason, Nintendo’s sales figures don’t account for the “Mark of Mastery” collector’s edition of the game, which pushes the 180,000 figure even higher.


The NPD Group confirmed to Siliconera: “[Nintendo’s data] does not include the Mark of Mastery edition. It does increase the 180K number significantly.”


When we pressed further, we were told: “It pushes the number well beyond 200k.”


Thanks to the NPD Group for giving us a more accurate idea of the situation.

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  • Even Nintendo  wants Kingdom Hearts 3 on console, I’m actually agreeing with nintendo

    • Farid Belkacemi

      Sorry but… I don’t understand your comment.

      •  … I *think* he’s trying to say that Nintendo thinks they’ll get to have Kingdom Hearts 3 on the Wii U if their portable version of the franchise sells well.  Doesn’t seem likely to me, though.

        • Syn

          If KH3 makes it to a nintendo console, chances are it will be multi platform seeing as the Wii U is designed to be easy for devs to get into.

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      …excuse me?

  • kevinposta

    Well this makes me glad : )
    Kingdom Hearts 3D looks like a fantastic game. Now everyone with a 3DS should definitely go and try it

  • Paradox me

    I’m kinda surprised the Mark of Mastery edition sold so well. I’m a huge fan of the series and I still couldn’t justify it.

    Still, that’s good news. Hopefully it means more fancy collector’s editions from Square in the future.

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      It was only $10 more than the normal version and it brought a bunch of stuff. It was sold in limited quantities though, it actually sold less than it probably should have. I only got mine by getting up at 6 in the morning to get in a huge line in hopes of getting one. I did ^^

    • Anime10121

       Agreed, I also couldnt justify the price considering all you got were some post cards, Dream Eaters unlockable in the game, and a glorified decal. I know there was excitement for the bundle considering it was the first CE for a KH game, but I didnt think it would be THIS popular!  Either way, I’m glad that it helped sales of the game anyway :)

    • revenent hell

      It was only roughly 15$ more than the standard edition so in perspective it wasnt that much more money to get the collectors edition wich im assuming was part of the reason it sold so well ,40$ for game or 55$ for game with goodies…. I normally buy the LE’s of games I want anyways and only being 15$ more was the extra insentive to do so for me at least its not a great enough price hike that I would have thought twice about it for the items recieved.

    • Herok♞

       The 3DS case was worth the $15 by itself, the rest was a bonus.

  • XypherCode

    Now that’s something! :)) Too bad no specific figures to actually compare it to BBS though.

    Good job Ninty and SE. :D

    Btw, from the last article, is the 225,000 copies sold for Birth by Sleep include the PSP bundle?

  • Alphabet Soup

    Glad to see a JRPG hit those numbers.  I haven’t played KH3D yet, but my roommate is thoroughly enjoying it (she liked BBS, but hated Re:Coded and 358/2, so it’s good to see the KH handhelds improving).

  • Anime10121

    Good News, that means there may not have been such a large drop off since BBS :D

    Good to know that even on a new system with only a year on the market, Kingdom Hearts is still going strong :)

  • Good news! You wouldn’t believe the comments I read about how Nintendo has destroyed the Kingdom Heart Franchise. Good to see it sold at least as much as Birth By Sleep.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Nintendo destroyed KH franchise??? Man who can smoke such bullshit there.T_T

      • Sonyfags.

        Since most of the major KH games were released on Sony systems they are just butthurt a quite major and major game arrived to Ninty. Meh, be Sony or Nintendo, I love to play on both!

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, if they do know there, NIntendo already get at least 5 titles there lol.

  • Yay! :D I’m glad to see KH do so well! <3

    I myself bought the Mark of Mastery Edition, and even at my small-town Gamestop where I didn't think there were a lot of 3DS owners, the MoM Edition sold out well before July!

  •  I’m glad seeing kingdom hearts sales are holding relatively steady even with all the jumping between consoles, all we need now is a kingdom heats collection / KH 3 announcement at TGS :D

  • kylehyde

    Glad to know that rumour was true after all. This put the things in a better light (however they were good even with 180,000). Too bad that there are no concret numbers, probably until the next fiscal report we can know the numbers

  • MrKappa

    KH selling a lot is nothing special. Much like FF, DQ, Pokemon or Mario it has become brand name.
    I seriously don’t know what all the worry over how much the game sold was about.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Some people likely expected it to follow suit with its Japanese release and have a (comparatively) lower opening. If anyone expected a flop, well, I dunno about them. They’re just… no.

    • I like to see High number of the games I like because more “BUYs” means more “SEQUELS” and more “ENG versions of the GAME”.
      Rather than that ..if I like the game I don’t care if the rest of world hate it.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Still not shocked >:3

    • me too.
      I can tell that 300k will not shock you either

  • Solomon_Kano


  • Ben Moffett

    For such a good game, doesn’t surprise me. Comparatively the psp’s install base was so much larger when BBS came out, so it sold “better” than BBS

  • Göran Isacson

    Neat. Now I’m just wondering how it sells in Europe…

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Nice news there then.^_^ It seems they indeed does quite well there.^_^

  • Reiko_Chan

    Now the only thing left to do is to wait for KH3.

    • by the End of 2013? early at 2014?
      I Can say KH3 will be the HIT of HITs …just by looking the Ones that saying somthing like that ,there’s even the one’s that waiting for “III” and don’t want to buy KH3D.

  • Yippies!

    This game’s fantastic! I don’t regret buying the MoM edition after so many hardships I had to go through to get one ^_^

  • :D Sweet! Nice to know that MoM is included now in the sales. 

    Don’t worry, I won’t mention any numbers by VGChartz. I already know. 

  • Well, it IS kind of a really awesome game, regardless of what people think about the system itself.

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