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Saw this over on NeoGaf

In less than two years the Nintendo 3DS has surpassed lifetime sales of the GameCube, 2/3 of the N64 and nearly half of SNES. Interesting...

For reference, it took the 3DS around twenty months while the Wii did it in around sixteen months (but the Wii had two holiday seasons compared to one and a half for the 3DS). That should put LTD worldwide sales for the 3DS at somewhere around 22 million.

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Hooray! Also, the 3DS already doubled the GC's sales in Japan. GC was a beast.

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GC is the best hardware ever designed, too bad its look was a disaster, it didnt appeal to the masses

It's amazing to think of how little of a sales impact the GCN and Xbox had. Especially compared to this generation, where even the 3rd place console has tripled the GameCube's total sales.

Great little console though. *salutes*

Smeags said:
It's amazing to think of how little of a sales impact the GCN and Xbox had. Especially compared to this generation, where even the 3rd place console has tripled the GameCube's total sales.

Great little console though. *salutes*


Well a lot of that has to do with a longer cycle but even if it was the same cycle they still would have been outsold.  I loved my GC.  One of my favorite consoles.



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Gamecube was a good system, too bad the PS2's success overshadowed the GCN :(

I never liked the gamecube. Although I really do not like the 3ds either. But I have high hopes for its future! Bring on n64 sales.... by march?

Full steam ahead!

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Why are we comparing 3DS performance with Gamecube? You really should be comparing the 3DS with other handhelds like the Gameboy or GB Advance. If not comparing exact sales, then look the sales at the current time in the life of the handheld for both. And do the same for the Gamecube vs Wii U.

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Is this a good or a bad thing?

I have to admit though, the GC was a great console!

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