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Five more 3DS games join million-seller club

Nintendo reveals new sales figures; Animal Crossing New Leaf passes 6m sales mark

Nintendo has revealed that five of its 3DS titles sold more than a million copies in the last six months.

As part of the supplementary information provided with its financial report covering the period from April to September, Nintendo listed five handheld games that passed one million sales mark during that period (including downloads).


Top of the list is Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which sold a further 2.49 million copies worldwide, bringing its lifetime sales to 6.35 million since its Japanese release in November 2012.

Following this is Luigi's Mansion 2, which sold 1.91 million, with lifetime sales now at 3.13 million.

Tomodachi Collection: New Life, the Japan-only life simulation game, has sold 1.63 million copies since its release in April, an impressive number given its exclusivity to one region.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team reached 1.37 million sales in its first two months on sale.

Finally, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has sold 1.19 million units since its April 2013 release.

Since the report only covers the period from April 2013 to September 2013, it does not count the sales of Pokemon X & Y, which was released worldwide on October 12. Nintendo has previously stated that Pokemon X & Y sold 4 million units in its first weekend.

3DS hardware sales have declined compared to the same period last year, though software sales have seen a sharp increase with 27 million games sold in the first half of 2013 compared to 19 million in the first half of the previous year.

Despite the global overall decline, Nintendo expects 3DS to sell five million units in Japan this year - a feat that only the Nintendo DS has ever managed.