Nintendo: 400,000 3DS units sold in first week after U.S. launch

Nintendo recently boasted record one-day sales numbers when the 3DS launched in the U.S. on March 27. Now we have some concrete numbers.

Nintendo recently boasted record one-day sales numbers when the 3DS launched in the U.S. on March 27. Now we have some concrete numbers.

Estimates were running wild between 500,000 and 836,000 in the first week, but Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed to the Game Hunters over at USA Today that "fewer than 400,000 Nintendo 3DS systems in the week after it was launched March 27." That's still an impressive feat when you compare it to the fact that 460,000 DS units were sold in March, but it took a full 31 days to reach that number.

Considering that DS sales were pushed by a couple of new Pokemon releases, there should be higher numbers later this year when the much-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the 3DS hits shelves this summer.

However, Nintendo still has a long way to go before hitting that expected 11.6 million sales number by year's end.

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