According to Enterbrain data
, the 3DS has surpassed 10 million units sold in Japan, with 10,068,192 3DS and 3DS LL systems sold life-to-date as of January 6. It's taken the hardware 98 weeks to reach this milestone, putting it well behind the DS Lite, which broke 10 million after just 61 weeks
The above chart is meant to illustrate the popularity of Animal Crossing: New Leaf
. The game came out in Japan on November 8, immediately boosting 3DS sales. By the fourth week of December, hardware sales exceeded 400,000 units.