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3DS Fastest System Ever to Five Million

System beats DS and Game Boy Advance to sales mark.

 

Nintendo announced today that the 3DS has topped the five million mark in Japanese sales.

The system crossed the mark 52 weeks after its February 26, 2011 release, a record for Japanese hardware sales. The previous record holders had been DS with 56 weeks, and Game Boy Advance with 58 weeks.

The five million figure is actual sell-through, meaning sales from retailers to customers. The data was provided by Media Create.

Nintendo also provided a chart showing the sales trends for GBA, DS, Wii and 3DS.

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