Nintendo 3DS Sales Reach 15 Million In Japan

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Nintendo 3DS sales in Japan have crossed 15 million units, reports That figure accounts for both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.


While that is an impressive figure, Nintendo 3DS sales were down year-over-year in 2013, which is something Nintendo will need to address in the months to come.


This Thursday, Nintendo are expected to announce an initiative to put mini games and apps—which will effectively serve as demos—based on their titles on smartphones, to encourage more people to buy their hardware and games.

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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.