Nintendo 3DS’s First Year More Successful than DS’s

After a rocky start, new statistics from gaming website IGN has revealed that the Nintendo 3DS’s first year of sales have been much more successful than the DS’s sales were in its first year out on the market. A few tidbits are quoted below, but feel free to read the entire article here for more information. The 3DS turns one at the end of this month in the U.S.

  • The 3DS has sold 4.5 million units, compared to the original DS’s 2.3 million.
  • With a library of over 100 physical titles, the 3DS has sold 9 million games; the DS sold 5 million with 58 titles.
  • The eShop, which wasn’t available in the DS’s first year, has over 500 games available. Nintendo wouldn’t provide sales statistics, but did mention that on average a consumer downloads five games or programs.
  • In terms of general revenue, including software and accessories, the 3DS has generated $1.2 billion; the DS managed $540 million in its first year.