Nintendo 3DS XL Pushes Nearly 200,000 Units in Japanese Debut

"New Super Mario Bros. 2" also off to a golden start

This past Saturday saw the Japanese release of the Nintendo 3DS XL, and its performance wasn't too shabby! According to Enterbrain, the super-size portable sold 193,441 units over the course of the first two days, making a much bigger splash than the DSi XL did when it launched in November 2009 to the tune of 104,000 units.

 

New Super Mario Bros. 2, which launched alongside the XL, also did pretty well, selling 430,185 copies over the 48-hour period. The impressive feat only looks less so when compared to the original 2006 New Super Mario Bros., which sold 480,000 copies in one day.

 

Definitely a strong start in Japan, and we'll see how both perform in North America when Nintendo 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 launch on August 19. Anyone plan on picking up an XL?

 

Via Game|Life

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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