Report: Nintendo aims for 5 million 3DS sales in Japan this year

Capcom held an event in Tokyo today for Monster Hunter 4 , during which Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed Nintendo intends to sell five million 3DS systems in Japan this calendar year. This figure is actually part of a bigger goal, Bloomberg reports: worldwide 3DS sales of 18 million.

Nintendo's latest earnings report pegged 3DS sales at 1.4 million for the three months ended in June, with software sales at 11 million. The release of four new Street Pass games also bolstered Nintendo's bottom line by earning $4 million in profit this month.

In North America, the 3DS has flourished at retail, holding onto the top hardware spot for the last three months in a row. The latest retail report points out a 14 percent increase in sales year-over-year.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.