Nintendo 3DS Number 1 in Hardware Sales in Japan

All the price slashing appears to have finally paid off for Nintendo. The 3DS has claimed the number 1 spot in hardware according to last week sales chart. The 3DS...

All the price slashing appears to have finally paid off for Nintendo. The 3DS has claimed the number 1 spot in hardware according to last week sales chart.

The 3DS moved 58,837 into Japanese consumer hands with PlayStation 3 taking second position with 36,061 unit sales. This news ought to give Nintendo something to smile about.

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The top ten sale figures are listed below:

  • 1. 3DS: 58,837 (49,076)
  • 2. PS3: 36,061 (64,786)
  • 3. PSP: 25,122 (25,391)
  • 4. Wii: 15,406 (10,743)
  • 5. DSi LL: 2,869 (2,882)
  • 6. DSi: 2,234 (1,957)
  • 7. PS2: 1,317 (1,386)
  • 8. X360: 1,295 (1,219)
  • 9. DS Lite: 78 (51)
  • 10. PSP go: 7 (13)

What’s remarkable about the PlayStation 3 sales is more than 20,000 of those were for the Tales of Xillia limited edition console.

On the software side of things, Dragon Quest is king in Japan taking out the number one sport with Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary on Nintendo Wii. Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary sold 263,398 units over its closest competitor, Tales of Xillia with 47,297 units sold. Even if you were to factor in the console bundle, it doesn’t even come close to Square Enix’s RPG hit.

  • 1. Dragon Quest 25th Anniversary (Square Enix, Wii) 263,398
  • 2. Tales of Xillia (Bandai Namco, PS3) – 47,297
  • 3. Resident Evil: Revival Selection (Capcom, PS3) – 17,614
  • 4. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii) – 15,109
  • 5. Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, Wii) – 14,647
  • 6. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD Ver. (Capcom, PS3) – 13,230
  • 7. Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo, DS) – 10,888
  • 8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 3DS) – 10,504
  • 9. Grand Knights History (Marvelous Entertainment, PSP) – 10,078
  • 10. Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Felyne G (Capcom, PSP) – 9,378
  • 11. Hot Shots Golf 5 (PlayStation 3 the Best Reprint) (Sony, PS3) – 8,454
  • 12. Pokemon Rumble Blast (Pokemon Co., 3DS) – 7,698
  • 13. Gekka Ryouran Romance (Idea Factory, PSP) – 6,948
  • 14. Dunamis 15 (5pb., PS3) – 5,970
  • 15. Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross (Bandai Namco, Wii) – 5,739
  • 16. Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat (Broccoli, PSP) – 5,659
  • 17. Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co., DS) – 5,202
  • 18. Resistance 3 (Sony, PS3) – 5,136
  • 19. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Dubbed Edition (Reprint) (Square Enix, PS3) – 5,077
  • 20. Winnie the Pooh: 100 Acre no Mori no Cooking Book (Disney Interactive, DS) – 5,064

[SOURCE]: 3DS back on top in Japan

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