The 3DS title we all love – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has sold more than a million copies, according to Nintendo. IndustryGamers reports that the title has seen 270,000 sales in Japan and 810,000 sales in the US and Europe. Great news for Nintendo, who recently found that their earnings estimate was grossly optimistic and had to come to terms with slow sales of the 3DS. This prompted Nintendo to slash the price of their flagship portable gaming console from $249 to $169(http://www.fun47.com/nintendo-to-ease-3ds-price/). That ought to help 3DS sales quite a bit, and get Nintendo back on its feet.
Nintendo is going to need more than just a price cut to boost the sales of the 3DS, especially with the PlayStation Vita expected to launch as early as this fall. Blockbuster titles like Ocarina of Time are going to decide that little battle. The Pokémon titles for the console have also proven to be a massive success, with Pokémon Black and White selling 12.87 million copies worldwide. Mario Kart Wii has also sold a whopping 28.23 million units so far. Nintendo is going to need a few more such titles to make the 3DS as successful as they had originally predicted.