The 3DS might be starting to hit its prime here in the US but the DS is still far from done if the latest sales figures that Nintendo is touting are anything to go by. First of all, the 3DS has now sold over five million units since its initial March 2011 launch according to industry tracking group NPD. Nintendo also stated that for the second month running, the company held a 75 percent market share for portable hardware in the US. Nintendo additionally trumpeted that it sold more than 400,000 total hardware units in June, which represents, according to the company, double-digit growth across its product lines over May’s figures. The breakdown for that number goes as follows: 155,000 3DS units, 150,000 DS family units, and nearly 95,000 Wii units.
Nintendo also announced that a third 3DS game has now officially gone platinum. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D as June now joins Super Mario 3D Land (2.1 million units to date) and Mario Kart 7 (1.75 million units to date) as a 3DS game having sold over 1 million units. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of this and other Nintendo news and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.