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Nintendo: Record 3DS sales for 2013

Nintendo expects a big year for their 3DS line, citing record-setting game sales in 2013, according to a press release on Friday obtained by Examiner.

Nintendo: record 3DS sales for 2013
Nintendo: record 3DS sales for 2013Photo by John Sciulli

According to Nintendo more than 16 million packaged and digital games were sold last year, a 45 percent climb over 2012. In addition, the 3DS and 2DS sold a combined 11.5 united in the United States.

Nintendo also cited critical acclaim for seven of their 2013 titles, which received a combined Metacritic score of 85 or higher. Two of the seven games, “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” and “Fire Emblem Awakening,” received combined scores of over 90.

That success has Nintendo confident of its chances on the handheld market in 2014.

“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 & 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.”

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