The 3DS Is Not a Failure in Japan. It's a 5 Million Sold Success.While the 3DS had a rocky start—and any momentum it had was disrupted by March 2011's tragic earthquake—the console has been on the uptick. You could even say it's now going gangbusters in its native Japan.


Today, Nintendo revealed that the 3DS has sold over 5 million units in Japan. It is the fastest Nintendo handheld to do this, beating both the Nintendo DS and the Game Boy Advance to the 5 million mark. What's more, it's the fastest selling console in Japan. Ever.

In the graph Nintendo provided (above), you can see Nintendo platforms during their first 52 weeks on sale.

「ニンテンドー3DS」国内販売500万台突破 [任天堂]