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 Pokemon  beats  Mario  to most popular 3DS game
Pokemon beats Mario to most popular 3DS game
August 15, 2014 | By Alex Wawro




Nintendo announced this week that nine of its first-party 3DS games have sold over a million copies to date in the United States across both retail and digital channels.

The company is making a show of highlighting its top 3DS titles just months after it reported overall losses amidst strong growth in sales of 3DS hardware and software.

The most interesting takeaway is that Nintendo has sold over four million U.S. copies of Pokemon on 3DS: 2.1 million of Pokemon X, and 2.01 million of Pokemon Y.

That means the company has sold more Pokemon games on 3DS in the U.S. than any of its other first-party titles, including Mario Kart 7 (3.48 million units sold) and Super Mario 3D Land (with 3.09 million units sold.)

Nintendo's most recent fiscal report revealed that it had sold 12.26 million copies of Pokemon X/Y worldwide as of May 2014, further evidence that the franchise has played a key role in driving the company's strong sales of 3DS software and (presumably) hardware.

If you'd like to see the numbers, here are the 3DS software sales numbers Nintendo released this week; they account for title sales in the U.S. across both digital and retail channels to date:

Mario Kart 7 - 3.48 million units sold.
Super Mario 3D Land - 3.09 million units sold.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 2.28 million units sold.
Pokemon X - 2.10 million units sold.
Pokemon Y - 2.01 million units sold.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 1.39 million units sold.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 1.36 million units sold.
Luigiís Mansion: Dark Moon - 1.33 million units sold.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - 1.09 million units sold.


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