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3DS holds top spot in Japan

Fri 07 Oct 2011 9:04am GMT / 5:04am EDT / 2:04am PDT
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Nintendo handheld still number one despite falling sales

The Nintendo 3DS held the number one spot in the Japanese chart despite declining sales.

According to data from Media Crate, reported by Andriasang, the 3DS sold 58,504 units in the week ending October 2 - falling from 70,159 units the week before.

However, it was a slow week for hardware in general, with all of the top 10 platforms dropping sales from the prior week's totals.

In the software chart, Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki entered at number one with 127,938 units sold. The next highest entry was Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends, which took second place with 82,901

However, sales of Dark Souls collapsed. From Software's latest held the top spot last week with an impressive 314,718 units sold, but dropped to third this week with only 34,718.

The full hardware chart for the week ending October 2 is listed below. Previous week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 1. 3DS: 58,504 (70,159)
  • 2. 2. PS3: 30,362 (39,452)
  • 3. 3. PSP: 25,401 (28,533)
  • 4. 4. Wii: 10,301 (14,034)
  • 5. 5. X360: 2,411 (3,897)
  • 6. 6. DSi LL: 2,382 (2,991)
  • 7. 7. DSi: 1,679 (2,351)
  • 8. 8. PS2: 1,351 (1,517)
  • 9. 9. DS Lite: 52 (86)
  • 10. 10. PSP go: 14 (15)

The full software chart for the week ending October 2 is listed below. Previous week's sales are in parentheses.

  • 01. [PSP] Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki (Falcom, 9/29): 127,938 - New Entry
  • 02. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends (Tecmo Koei, 9/29): 82,901
  • 03. [PS3] Dark Souls (From Software, 9/22): 34,718 (314,286)
  • 04. [PSP] Evangelion Sound Impact (Namco Bandai, 9/29): 16,477 - New Entry
  • 05. [WII] Dragon Quest Collection (Square Enix, 9/15): 16,298 (334,472)
  • 06. [PSP] Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Tag Force 6 (Konami, 9/22): 12,452 (76,801)
  • 07. [WII] Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo, 7/21): 11,468 (481,382)
  • 08. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Capcom, 9/22): 10,917 (25,841)
  • 09. [WII] Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 10/11): 10,625 (577,618)
  • 10. [PS3] ICO/Last Guardian Limited Box (Sony, 9/22): 10,306 (102,207)
  • 11. [3DS] Senran Kagura (Marvelous Entertainment, 9/22): 9,914 (62,121)
  • 12. [3DS] Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, 6/16): 8,830 (400,564)
  • 13. [PSP] Wand of Fortune 2 (Idea Factory, 9/29): 8,800 - New Entry
  • 14. [PS3] Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, 9/8): 8,618 (604,003)
  • 15. [NDS] Atsumete! Kirby (Nintendo, 8/4): 8,219 (240,034)
  • 16. [PSP] Busou Shinki Battle Masters Mk.2 (Konami, 9/22): 7,714 (40,032)
  • 17. [360] Monster Hunter Froniter Online Forward .2 Premium Package (Capcom, 9/28): 6,816 - New Entry
  • 18. [3DS] Super Pokemon Scramble (Pokemon, 8/11): 6,370 (176,737)
  • 19. [WII] Family Fishing (Namco Bandai, 8/4): 6,218 (50,622)
  • 20. [3DS] Hana to Ikimono no Rittaizukan (Nintendo, 9/29): 6,034 - New Entry

3 Comments

Jamie Read
Junior 3D Artist

126 64 0.5
I love the 3DS, it's just I wish more developers would take the platform seriously and not make awful stripped-down versions of games or completely avoiding it completely.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Tony Johns

520 12 0.0
I wonder if Suda51 is making a game on the 3DS?

It would be awesome to think what he could do with the 3D features that would be so wierd if you turned your 3D scope on and if you turned it off it would be so different and the character would shout at you for not having the 3D turned on. That would be awesome :D

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

2,246 2,233 1.0
Tony, I know he's already laid out ideas for games he wants to make on the 3DS but don't know if he has time yet with his current obligations already keeping him pretty busy.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

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