Nintendo of America has announced via a press release that the Nintendo 3DS has sold more units in its first nine months that the Wii did. Nintendo of America also revealed that the system has finally crossed the four million sold mark which I reported on a few weeks back for Japan. Nintendo are obviously ecstatic that they’ve achieved the figure, and rightly so.
“One of the strongest software lineups in our history helped Nintendo have a great holiday season and to close 2011 with a full head of steam,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Not only have the new Mario and Zelda titles already broken records, but with strong reviews and satisfied customers sharing their positive experiences, all three are also shaping up to be the latest long-tail titles from Nintendo. Couple that with a massive first- and third party lineup in the first part of the year and the prospects for 2012 are extremely promising.”