Second place is good
About a week ago, we reported on Nintendo 3DS’s 15 million Japanese unit sales milestone. The system was able to achieve this after 154 weeks on the market.
Now, Japanese sales tracker Media Create has confirmed that such a success means the Nintendo 3DS is selling at a faster rate when compared to their sixth generation handheld, the Game Boy Advance, in Japan. According to the report, Game Boy Advance had sold roughly 11.64 million units by its 154th week, only showing the significant lead the Nintendo 3DS has.
Of course, while the Nintendo 3DS has being doing well in its own regard, it has not been able to live up to the massive success of its predecessor, the Nintendo DS. In its 154th week on the Japanese market, it sold roughly 20.16 million units.
As stated by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during the company’s Q3 2013 Q&A session to investors & analysts, Nintendo plans to have Nintendo 3DS be the company’s primary money maker for the next fiscal year, and they hope to release “many key titles” during that time-frame to accomplish this.