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Nintendo 3DS is still Japan's best selling system

Over three times as many sold than other consoles

Over in Japan, the 3DS is still dominating the battle of the consoles, selling over 61,000 units in this week's Japanese sales charts. In comparison, the second best seller was PlayStation 3, which only managed just over 20,000 units.

Its closest handheld rival, the PSVita, only managed just under 6000 units - ensuring that Japan is still dedicated to Nintendo's 3DS system.

In terms of games sales, the 3DS managed to keep three titles within the top ten. Those games are AKB48+Me, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy and, of course, New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Here is the full list of both console and software sales for Japan this week.

Hardware sales

1. Nintendo 3DS: 61,542

2. PlayStation 3: 20,364

3. PSP: 14,541

4. PlayStation Vita: 5,806

5. Wii: 3,744

6. Xbox 360: 1,931

7. PlayStation 2: 1,006

8. Nintendo DS: 441

Software sales

1. The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa - Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune - PSP

2. Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition - PS3

3. Zone of the Enders HD Edition - PS3

4. AKB48+Me - 3DS

5. Borderlands 2 - PS3

6. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy - 3DS

7. Resident Evil 6 - PS3

8. New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 3DS

9. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 - PS3

10. Borderlands 2 - 360

[ Source: NeoGaf ]


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  1. ledreppe Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 15:38

    The 3DS is outselling the Vita by 10:1

    I wonder how the DS sales in Europe and America compare to PS2 sales, as the PS2 is selling twice as much in Japan as the DS. The DS is so close to reaching the PS2 lifetime sales, it would be a shame if the DS maxed out at 153 milllion units, I want to see it beat the PS2 at about 153.5 million units. :P

  2. 3DSRulesO.K Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 16:18

    PS2 is still selling in Japan!? What is the point? There aren't going to ever be any new games for it!
    Mabye the Wii U will push it off the edge :twisted:

  3. 5OUNDWAVE Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 17:54

    good to see pro evo in the top ten and not fifa

  4. thenintendoer Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 19:10

    and i thought 3ds was gonna be a flop, agree with other people how is ps2 still selling the only games i can think of still being developed are fifa games and japan isnt too hot on football

  5. TIMMSY7 Thursday 1st Nov 2012 at 20:59

    1,000 PS2's being sold? really?

  6. imbusydoctorwho Friday 2nd Nov 2012 at 01:00

    Good going Nintendo.

  7. K-tet Friday 2nd Nov 2012 at 10:55

    Good to see BD:FF ranking quite highly in its maiden week of sales. Quite a few of friends in Japan have bought it and are really enjoying it. I do have a good feeling the game will be released outside of Japan in the next 12 months.

    As for the 3DS outselling the Vita by 10:1 in Japan? Project Diva F and Persona 4G are the only two games on the system the Japanese have snapped up, yet the sales figures suggest it's still struggling? I think Western sales will be where the Vita will (somewhat) flourish. However, Sony aren't doing anywhere near enough to market the system to people. Once the CoD game comes out on it, people will snap it up over here in the West and its sales figures will go up. The PSP still continues to do well in Japan due to the animé-game support it seemingly gets in abundance.

  8. 0010110 Sunday 4th Nov 2012 at 18:31

    Love how the PS2 is still selling well. Good to hear, lol. Still playin' mine!

  9. hamzahdsi Sunday 4th Nov 2012 at 18:53

    For some reason i don't believe this. I am in denial

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