Despite Nintendo's recent troubles in the home console world, they're still standing strong with the handheld market. The Nintendo 2DS, a simplified version of the Nintendo 3DS, has recently hit 2.1 million sales since its launch on October 12th, 2013. A massive 45% game-sale increase was recently reported, a possible testament to how well the 2DS and its companion, the 3DS, are selling.
Of course, what would a console be without its games? Nintendo has also announced that Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the popular life-sim game, has sold 7.38 million copies worldwide since its Japanese release in November of 2012, coming into the charts as the fifth-most sold game on the Nintendo 3DS systems, behind only Pokémon X and Y at 11.61 million units and the popular Mario series.
Needless to say, Nintendo's still able to hold their own in the handheld market, appealing to a huge mass of fans. We can only hope to see sales numbers increase exponentially in 2014, with games such as Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy join the already-incredible lineup.