Nintendo 3DS Sales in Japan Cross 4 Million Units Mark

Gaming giant and Wii maker, Nintendo, has sold more than 4 million units of its hand-held 3DS gaming device in Japan.

According to new data released by research firm Enterbrain, published by Famitsu [translated], the device, which allows users to play 3D games without requiring special glasses, sold more than 4 million in Japan in the 10 months since its launch.

The 3DS had a disappointing launch with only a few titles and a lot of software glitches. Thanks to new updates, popular games and heavy price cuts, the device has proved to be a hit for the company. Experts believe that its sales have also been pushed by holiday shopping season as 500,000 of those 4 million units were sold in the last week.

Nintendo has also nearly tripled the sales of 3DS in the United States thanks to price cuts, Black Friday and Christmas shopping rush.

In Japan, some Nintendo 3DS games have also crossed an important milestone. Enterbrain revealed that Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, part of the popular Super Mario franchise, have sold more than 1 million units in Japan. Super Mario 3D has sold 1.04 million units while Mario Kart 7 has sold 1.08 million units.