While it’s no iPhone or Kindle Fire, it looks like the 3DS XL is doing pretty well for its first two days of sales in Japan. According to reports online, the jumbo-sized version of Nintendo’s portable 3D-display console sold an estimated 193,000 units since its launch in Japan on July 28th. Compared to the 2009 Nintendo DSi XL which only sold about 100,000 units in its first two days and the DSi which sold 170,000 units in its opening weekend – these latest figures are pretty impressive.
In addition to selling a lot of 3DS XLs, Nintendo’s latest game: New Super Mario Bros. 2 sold about 430,000 units in its first two days. Proof that the Mario franchise is still relevant in today’s world – despite all the fancy games available on the market, simple side scrolling platformers can still hold their own ground against the competition.