Estimates Put Nintendo 3DS At 500,000-750,000 Units Sold In North America

Early sales estimates of the Nintendo 3DS continue to trickle in. Depending on which analyst you want to believe, Nintendo sold anywhere from 500,000 to 750,000 units during the five days in March it was available here in North America. The only problem with these numbers is that Nintendo can now expect consumers to confused as to what system they should get, the 3DS or plain ol’ DS. Decisions, decisions.

No estimates as to the best selling 3DS game just yet, but if I had to guess I’d go with Street Fighter IV. It was probably the best game available at launch, and barring any Mario or Zelda game it probably had the most heat of all the launch games.

But that’s just 3D games, since we all know Pokemon Black and White were going to be the big DS sellers of the month. Estimates there vary from 1.4 million to 3 million copies (across both versions) sold.

We’re not really going to “know” until the NPD releases its numbers, and better still until Nintendo releases its next big corporate statement.