Nintendo have today announced that the sales of software on the Nintendo 3DS has increased by 89 percent over from the same period in 2011.
Many big titles have helped Nintendo reach this figure, including New Super Mario Bros. 2 which sold nearly 300,000 units in its second month.
"Hardware sales are up, "Nintendo 3DS XL continues to galvanize our Nintendo 3DS business," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Hardware sales are up, software sales are increasing exponentially and the attach rate is growing stronger every month. With a great slate of upcoming games, including Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which arrives exactly one month from today, we like our position heading into the crucial holiday selling season."
Nintendo also hit another milestone with Super Mario 64 DS for the Nintendo DS family of systems reaching the 5 million units sold mark in the United States alone. This is the third Nintendo DS game to reach the 5 million mark, joining New Super Mario Bros. (10.6 million) and Mario Kart DS (8.5 million).