Wow, Sounds like things are turning around for Nintendo. Not only is the 3DS selling like crazy, but Super Mario 3D Land and Skyward Sword are breaking records….


– Super Mario 3D Land is the fastest selling portable Mario game in company history
– sold more than 500,000 units since launch
– The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has sold 535,000 copies since its U.S. launch
– Skyward Sword is the fastest-selling Zelda game ever
– last week\’s 3DS sales tripled (by 325%)
– the week of Super Mario 3D Land\’s debut, sales rose 49% over the previous week
– Wii had its biggest Black Friday ever, selling more than 500,000 units just on Black Friday

\”What this has been able to do is drive our Nintendo 3DS business in only eight months to surpass the full first year volume of the original DS and we still have the bulk of the holiday to go, and we still have the launch of Mario Kart 7 (out Sunday, Dec. 4) to continue driving our full-year sales on Nintendo 3DS. We know that Black Friday and that entire week is a key selling week and it is important for products like ours to have a jump in momentum and we were fortunate to see that. For us, it really was driven by unique and powerful software and what gives us confidence is that we still have more software to launch in the balance of this holiday period.\” – Reggie Fils-Aime

Written by Andy W.

Andy W.

I’m the Developer Liaison at Nintendo Enthusiast, and when I’m not working my butt off at the toy store I manage, I’m talking with developers from around the world, promoting crowd-funding campaigns, conducting interviews and also offering advice and support to developers looking to bring their games to Wii U & 3DS.

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