Nintendo has confirmed internal launch figures for the new 3DS's opening weekend in Europe and the UK, though it's own "sell-thru panel".
The company refused to use the regular, independent Chart-Track service to collate sales figures, instead releasing internal figures to the press. According to Nintendo, Europe managed to flog 303,000 units of the new 3D machine. The stat was made up of 113,000 UK folk and 50,000 from Germany. The figures do make the 3DS the fastest-selling handheld to date - The original DS sold 87,000 and the DSi topped 92,000 on their opening days.
3DS Software, including nintendogs and Super Street Fighter IV 3DS, ignited the charts but only Capcom's brawler managed to slip into the top five.
Earlier on in the week Nintendo of America claimed that the 3DS has earned the record for highest day-one sales for a handheld to date.