Nintendo's handheld portfolio -- including the 3DS,, and -- has also sold more than 11.5 million units in its lifetime in the US alone. Sadly, Nintendo is strangely quiet when it comes to talking about its struggling console…
"Nintendo 3DS is a powerhouse with games and experiences that appeal to all kinds of players," Scott Moffit, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales & marketing said in a statement. "We're not slowing down in 2014. With more games featuring fan-favourite franchises on the way, the best days of Nintendo 3DS are still to come."
Upcoming games include Yoshi's New Island, Disney Magical World, Bravely Default, and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
There's no word on how well the Wii U performed over the festive season. Nintendo targeted in the run up to Christmas, with in-store demos to show off the console's powers. But I fear it may have been eclipsed by the hype surrounding the Xbox One and PS4.
At CES this week, Sony announced it had sold 4.2 million PS4s around the world. It's winning the console war on these shores, too. In the UK, the PS4 sold than the Xbox One, making it the fastest-selling console in UK history. But it wasn't the bestselling console of the year. That honour goes to the 3DS. Which maybe isn't that surprising, given that the PS4 and Xbox One only launched at the end of the year. But it's still an impressive feat for Ninty's three-year-old handheld.
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