Is Majora’s Mask the reason the 3DS has increased hardware sales by 60%?
Since its release in February, Majora’s Mask 3D has sold over 730,000 units in the United States.
According to a statement from Nintendo:
The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s Hand-held business and the momentum created for the Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during he same time frame in 2014.
The note continues to mention that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D & Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS have assisted in hardware sales, as well as increase software sales for the 3DS.
Nintendo is hoping that this momentum will continue into the 2015 year with the upcoming releases of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (3DS) and Splatoon (Wii U).
As a Zelda fan site, we can’t help but think anytime characters from The Legend of Zelda are involved, Nintendo will see an increase in sales.
This is a good report to read from Nintendo as we head into the make it or break it summer season with E3 just weeks away now.