Sales of the 3DS and 3DS XL have surpassed 10 million units in Japan — more than the U.S. has managed to sell so far.
The handheld sold 10,068,192 units as of January 6, according to Famitsu (as translated by Siliconera). That's just over 10 million less than two years after launch. The system debuted in Japan on February 26, 2011, compared to March 27 that same year in the U.S.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which has yet to release overseas, apparently boosted sales considerably, passing 400,000 units on the last week of December.
Nintendo revealed in November that the 3DS family has sold nearly 6 million units in the U.S., according to GameSpot.
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