New 3DS Debuts With Over 230,000 Units Sold in Japan Propelled by Monster Hunter

on October 15, 2014 2:47 AM

Famitsu announced today the first Japanese sales figures of Nintendo’s New 3DS, which moved 61,151 units in its standard version and 172,332 in its LL (our XL) incarnation, for a total of 233,483 units sold between Saturday and Sunday.

According to the magazine, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate also launched with great numbers, selling 1,617,949 copies in the same period.

The sales of the New 3DS brings Nintendo’s portable (ncluding 3DS, 3DS LL and the two models of the New 3DS) to a grand total of 16,582,153 units sold in Japan since its launch in February 2012.

It’ll be interesting to see how sales will continue in the upcoming months, but Nintendo’s new console definitely had a nice debut in its home turf.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.