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Nintendo 3DS Celebrates First Birthday With 4.5 Million Sales

Happy Birthday Nintendo 3DS! Quick, make a wish! Wait, you wished to sell 4.5 millions units within a year of your launch? Well wish again - as that dream has come true.

One year since its US launch, and it certainly has a lot to celebrate - listing the title of 'gaining a total sale of over 4 millions 3DS units' up there in its lifetime achievement awards within...well, one year.

“Nintendo 3DS closes its first year with a lengthy list of accomplishments, but we’re still just scratching the surface,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “With a massive lineup of first- and third-party games and more on the way, a budding library of entertainment options and an engaged and growing installed base, Nintendo 3DS has an incredibly bright future. We’re just getting started but this platform is built for the long haul.”

Whilst Nintendo's 3DS console doesn't turn the grand old age of one until 27th March 2012, there's no reason not to celebrate early. Selling double the number of units in the first year than it did the DS in its first year, Nintendo has certainly been busy.

Considering upon its initial release sales were relatively poor, it's marked quite the turnaround for the video games company. However, thanks to the release of some pretty impressive games, Nintendo is now back in everyone's good books.

Source: DailyTech

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