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


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.