Nintendo responds to September 2012 NPD data – 3DS software sales up 89%

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October 11, 2012 by (@NE_Brian)

Nintendo has responded to the September 2012 NPD report, which should be out in full within the next hour.

Specific hardware sales weren’t outlined, by Nintendo confirmed that 3DS software sales are up 89 percent year-over-year. That’s partially due to the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2, which moved over 295,000 units last month. Mario Kart 7, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D saw improved sales as well.

Nintendo additionally confirmed that Super Mario 64 DS has now obtained five million sales in the US. New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart DS are the only other DS titles to reach this milestone.

Find the full press release below.


Nintendo 3DS Software Sales Increase Nintendo 3DS XL continued to impact the video game market in September as overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software increased by 89 percent from the same period a year ago. Standout titles include New Super Mario Bros. 2, which sold more than 295,000 units in its second month, as well as Mario Kart 7, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which all saw sales increases compared to last month.

“Nintendo 3DS XL continues to galvanize our Nintendo 3DS business,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Hardware sales are up, software sales are increasing exponentially and the attach rate is growing stronger every month. With a great slate of upcoming games, including Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which arrives exactly one month from today, we like our position heading into the crucial holiday selling season.”

In another milestone, Super Mario 64 DS for the Nintendo DS family of systems has now sold more than 5 million units in the United States alone. This is the third Nintendo DS game to reach the 5 million mark, joining New Super Mario Bros. (10.6 million) and Mario Kart DS (8.5 million).

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