Gfk Chart-Track data has revealed that Nintendo’s 3DS console will soon break the one million mark here in the UK. With the number expected to be surpassed next month this will mean the console has taken three months longer than its predecessor to reach said milestone.
By comparison Vita sales in the UK are around 100,000 since it’s launch back in February. This is also a performance lower than that of its predecessor hanging at less than a third of the amount PSP had managed at the same stage of its life.
Worldwide, Nintendo recently announced that the 3DS has gone on to sell over 17 million units for the financial year ending 31 March 2012. The company expects to sell a further 18.5 million units worldwide during the current financial year.
Nintendo have plenty more exciting titles in the pipeline kicking off with New Super Mario Bros 2 in August. Not only will this be the first 2D Mario platformer on the 3DS, but also the first retail title to be available for download as well as in store. Future games also include Luigi’s Mansion 2, a new Professor Layton, Animal Crossing, a new Kingdom Hearts as well as more surprises expected to be revealed at E3.
Seems like Nintendo have a healthy line-up planned for the rest of 2012.