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3DS closing in on 3 million units sold in Japan

Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has said the firm expects 3DS to sell 4 million units in Japan, before it’s even one year old.

This news comes after it was revealed that the system is set to reach the 3 million mark in Japan, which makes it a whole two weeks ahead of reaching this landmark over the original DS.

Speaking with Nikkei, via Andriasang, Iwata said the 3DS has regained its vigor following the August price drop and release of major titles.

Iwata also mentioned how well Mario Kart 7 was performing, saying that it sold around 420,000 units in its first week. This is around double that of the DS version.

With the PS Vita set to launch in Japan in just under two weeks time, it’s certainly going to be interesting to see how both systems square up against each other, although the 3DS certainly has both a cheaper price and momentum on its side.

Edited On 06 Dec, 2011

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