Kingdom Hearts 3D sells over 200,000 copies in the U.S.


The most recent entry in the popular Kingdom Hearts franchise has done respectectable numbers in America.  Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance has moved over 200,000 units.  This puts it in line with the other important handheld entry, Birth By Sleep, which sold 225,000 copies in its opening month.

Originally tracked as over 180,000 by the NPD Group, there has been confirmation that this figure does not include the "Mark of Mastery" collector's edition.  When taken into account, the numbers rise by more than 20,000. 

The game reached number 3 on NPD's top 10 chart for the month of August.  The franchise does seem relatively healthy, but it also seems to be showing its age, something that would most likely be combatted by a new mainline console entry.  How far off that is remains to be seen of course.