Nintendo: 3DS Is Here To Stay By Anna Amad | Dec 14, 2015 01:35 AM EST Since its release in 2011, Nintendo 3DS already made huge waves all over the entire world. And almost 5 years after its first debut, Nintendo confirmed that the 3DS product is here to stay. During an interview with The Washington Post, Nintendo's executive vice president of sales and marketing Mr. Scott Moffitt proudly declared that Nintendo 3DS will not go anywhere. He also revealed that their product is already able to surpass the combined sales of two of its competitors, the PS4 and Xbox One. According to Nintendo, the 3DS already sold at least 51.7 million units since it is released. Sony's PS4, on the other hand, sold 30 million units, while the estimated amount of Xbox One units that were shipped and sold stands at 17 million. The Nintendo 3DS' sales are very impressive, considering the tight competition on gaming consoles these days. Mr. Moffitt's revelations can be considered as unsurprising because in the course of over 4 years, Nintendo 3DS has already been sold in six different variations -- all of which have special features of their own. He also added that the sales for Nintendo 3DS this year had already passed the amount of units sold in 2014. The announcement was made after Nintendo disclosed its plan to join the smartphone gaming place because of the popularity of its market. Mr. Moffitt assured the consumers that Nintendo 3DS is not going anywhere and that, in fact, there are still a lot of things that their loyal customers can expect from the game. Mr. Moffitt also stated that Nintendo 3DS and smartphones can exist together and still make it work. It will give the users an option in the platform they will use to make the most of a good game play experience.