Nintendo's newest platform, 3DS, generated an estimated $11.1 million from downloadable game sales in 2011, according to a new report from Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE).
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was the biggest revenue driver, bringing in $2.3 million from 338,700 sales.
The less expensive Excitebike was the best-seller in terms of units but placed at No.2 in terms of revenue, ahead of Super Mario Land, Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! And Pushmo.
Nintendo-published titles dominated the top ten, which was represented by a mixture of classic releases through Virtual Console, 3D remakes and 3DSWare games.
2011 estimated top-selling titles by revenues
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo) - 338,700 Units / $2.3 Million USD
- Excitebike (Nintendo) - 481,100 Units / $1.3 million USD
- Super Mario Land (Nintendo) - 230,500 Units / $1.1 million USD
- Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! (Nintendo) - 112,700 Units / $969,000 USD
- Pushmo (Nintendo) - 93,300 Units / $634,000 USD
- Kirby's Dream Land (Nintendo) - 84,500 Units / $384,000 USD
- Let's Golf 3D (Gameloft) - 43,200 Units / $356,000 USD
- Donkey Kong (Nintendo) - 82,800 Units / $348,000 USD
- Xevious (Nintendo) - 47,900 Units / $301,000 USD
- Hyu Stone (Poisoft) - 50,300 Units / $293,000 USD
Last month, FADE said Xbox Live Arcade set a new record in 2011 by bringing in an estimated $144 million in revenue, representing an 18 percent increase year-over-year.