3DS nears 6 million units sold in US; 22 million globally

3DS sales nearing 6 million in US

Nintendo reveals new sales milestone for latest portable hardware; limited edition flame red bundle announced for Black Friday.

The 3DS family of systems has now sold nearly six million units in the United States alone, Nintendo announced today. In all, the system has moved over 22 million units globally as of September 30, with software sales at 64.45 million units.

The 3DS launched in the US during March 2011 at $250 before Nintendo quickly slashed its going rate down to $170.

In addition, Nintendo announced today a new limited 3DS bundle for Black Friday.

The pack includes a flame red system and a copy of 2011's Super Mario 3D Land preinstalled for $170. Purchased separately, the system would run $170 and the game $40.