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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Sells Over 6.3 Million Copies Worldwide


    While Nintendo’s Wii U sales have been alarmingly low, Nintendo 3DS sales are doing okay. The system isn’t pulling in the legendary numbers of its predecessor, the Nintendo DS, but the portable is heading into the holiday season with a very strong line-up of games and a cheaper model in the Nintendo 2DS to help broaden its userbase.


    While the 3DS is seeing new games like Pokémon X/Y and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds as it heads into the holidays, 3DS titles released over the summer have been doing rather well, too. As part of their second quarter financial results briefing, Nintendo provided worldwide sales figures for some of these games. Here’s a look:


    Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 6.35 million

    Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 3.13 million

    Tomodachi Collection (JP only) – 1.63 million

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 1.37 million

    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 1.19 million


    Note that the above figures include both retail and download sales.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at 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.

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