Nintendo 3DS XL Sells 193,000 In Opening Weekend In Japan

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This past Saturday (July 28th), Nintendo released the Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan, alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2. In its first two days on shelves, the 3DS XL sold 193,441 units, according to figures from Famitsu publisher Enterbrain.


Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. 2 sold 430,185 copies in its first two days.


As per usual, the top-20 software sales chart for the week, along with full hardware numbers, will be available on Wednesday, courtesy of our usual go-to sales tracker Media Create.

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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.