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Nintendo: eShop made up 11 percent of all 3DS game sales last year

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About 11 percent of total 3DS game sales were made through Nintendo's online eShop, Scott Moffitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing tells Polygon.

The news comes about a year after Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced a push toward online sales for all of their games.

"From that perspective," Iwata said at the time, "for our digital business to grow drastically, it is imperative for us to expand the exposure of the digital download products to potential consumers."

Moffitt also announced specific sales number for several titles to illustrate how significant online sales have been for the company.

StarFox 64 3D and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, for instance, both had 20 percent of their sales on the shop. Art Academy: Lessons For Everyone, Brain Age: Concentration and Crossword Plus each did 15 to 25 percent of sales on the shop. And about a third of Fire Emblem sales were through the store.