Super Mario 3D Land is the fastest selling handheld Mario title in the States. This was revealed by Reggie Fils-Aime in an interview with USA Today. Examining that claim it must be said that it is impressive that Super Mario 3D Land outdid New Super Mario Bros. numbers even if that game really picked up sales post release.
Super Mario 3D Land has also helped hardware sales for Nintendo 3DS since its launch.
"What this has been able to do is drive our Nintendo 3DS business in only eight months to surpass the full first year volume of the original DS and we still have the bulk of the holiday to go, and we still have the launch of Mario Kart 7 to continue driving our full-year sales," says Fils-Aime.