3DS Breaks Sales Records In The Land Of The Rising Sun
The PlayStation Vita certainly has an uphill battle ahead of it.
Earlier this week, Nintendo announced some very positive sales figures regarding Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and the 3DS itself in North America. Hot on the heels of the 3DS selling over 4 million units since launch in the West, Japanese magazine publisher Enterbrain has just revealed that the 3DS has completely obliterated sales records in the East.
Reportedly, during Enterbrain’s December sales tracking period, covering November 28th through December 25th, the Nintendo 3DS sold 1,492,931 units. Enterbrain says this is the highest single month sales total since the company began tracking sales statistics way back in 1997; meaning the 3DS has broken a 15 year sales record. In addition, the 3DS has held the top monthly sales position for the past seven months in a row.
The second highest selling system in December was the PlayStation Vita, trailing by a full million units less at 402,749. While the 3DS has certainly had a head start, and ended the year with some killer software titles, the Vita has had an arguably even rockier start out of the gate than the 3DS did thus far; Sony has a lot of ground to cover if they want to have a hope of catching up with The Big N.