Nintendo 3DS Officially Sells More Than N64

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The Nintendo 3DS has sold more units than Nintendo’s own Nintendo 64 which launched in 1996. the handheld still has some catching up to do in terms of software sales, but this is great news for the handheld. The next milestone for the Nintendo 3DS is to outsell the SNES shipments at 49.1 million.

3DS Hardware Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
34,980,000 units
N64 Hardware Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
32,930,000 units
3DS Software Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
122,420,000 units
N64 Software Shipments to Retailers as of September 30th, 2013:
224,970,000 units

The Nintendo 3DS is set to enjoy an amazing holiday season so it will be interesting to see how many units are sold from now until the end of the year.

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6 comments to Nintendo 3DS Officially Sells More Than N64

  • Joe  says:

    The N64 was such a great successor to the Gamecube.

  • You are dumb  says:

    N64 launching in 2006? Really? Nice. Do some proofreading, idiots.

  • Biggar  says:

    As the two gentlemen above me already kindly pointed out, the N64 didn’t launch in 2006 (that’d be the Wii). The N64 launched 10 years earlier, in 1996.

  • gameon  says:

    Ah yes! I had no clue what I was thinking typing 2006…. LOL. We all make mistakes I guess and thanks for putting it so politely @youaredumb….

  • Omsuhos  says:

    I want my Wii U to be like this…

  • […] Finally, here’s the numbers relating to N64 V 3DS sales. It’s definitely not fair to compare sales of the two in terms of official stats (for example, four people could play on one N64 rather than requiring four 3DS’), but makes for an interesting read, and shows the success of the 3DS in general. Sourced from myvideogamereviews.com. […]

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