New Nintendo 3DS Sells 230,000 in Launch Weekend - Consoleinfo.be

New Nintendo 3DS Sells 230,000 in Launch Weekend

 
Plus, Monster Hunter 4G continues to excel.

Nintendo's revamped 3DS and 3DS XL sold more than 230,000 units within just two days of going on sale in Japan.

According to Famitsu (via NeoGAF) the 3DS XL was the more popular offering as it sold 172,332 units compared with the 61,151 managed by the New 3DS. That said, it's likely the decision to bundle the larger model in with the 3DS-exclusive Monster Hunter 4G played a role in those numbers.

Monster Hunter 4G managed to move 1.6 million copies in total, which is an incredibly impressive number in such a small space of time.

As for when the rest of us will see the new models, Australia and New Zealand are next in line with a November release currently planned, while both Europe and North America have to settle for a vague "2015" for now.

The redesigned models of the 3DS and 3DS XL, which feature additional controls, an improved screen and CPU, better battery life, and built-in support for Nintendo's amiibo range, were announced in August. For full impressions, check out what we thought when we got to grips with the revamped handhelds.

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