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3DS sales top 11.5 million in the US

16 million combined packaged and digital 3DS games sold in 2013

US 3DS sales have surpassed 11.5 million units, Nintendo claims.

The company said on Friday that the latest lifetime hardware sales figure is for the entire 3DS family of portable systems, which also includes 3DS XL and 2DS.

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The new 3DS sales total is up from 10.5 million units reported in mid-December.

More than 16 million combined packaged and digital 3DS games were sold in 2013, an increase of more than 45 per cent over 2012's total, according to Nintendo of America.

"Nintendo 3DS is a powerhouse with games and experiences that appeal to all kinds of players," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing.

"We're not slowing down in 2014. With more games featuring fan-favorite franchises on the way, the best days of Nintendo 3DS are still to come."

Lifetime UK sales of 3DS, 3DS XL and the new 2DS combined topped two million units in December. The handheld device was also the best-selling game system of 2013.

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