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3DS stays top of Japanese chart

By Rachel Weber

3DS stays top of Japanese chart

Thu 24 May 2012 7:35am GMT / 3:35am EDT / 12:35am PDT

Quiet week sees small falls in majority of hardware sales

A static Japanese hardware chart means the Nintendo 3DS is still the country's top-selling console, with sales falling by just 673 units.

Last week's Media Create figures saw a sales slump for Japan following the holiday period, and sales numbers continued to fall for all hardware, except the Vita, which managed to sell just seven more units than last week to stay in fourth, and the Nintendo DSi at 9, which went from 387 sales last week to 425.

  1. Nintendo 3DS - 45,752
  2. PlayStation 3 - 12,026
  3. PSP - 10,652
  4. PlayStation Vita - 6,347
  5. Nintendo Wii - 5,956
  6. PlayStation 2 - 1,166
  7. Microsoft Xbox 360 - 825
  8. Nintendo DSi XL - 683
  9. Nintendo DSi - 425

In the software chart a new entry with an improbable name, My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute Portable Can't Possibly Continue, went straight to number 1 with 53,175 sales. Elsewhere in the top 5 new entries Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and Brothers Conflict Passion Pink entered at 3 and 5 respectively.

  1. My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute Portable Can't Possibly Continue
  2. Mario Party 9
  3. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
  4. Fire Emblem: Awakening
  5. Brothers Conflict Passion Pink

Sales figures collated by Media Create and presented by Andriasang.

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

2,523 3,225 1.3
Japanese people creep me out sometimes.

Posted:4 years ago


David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers

361 80 0.2
If anyone reads the story description to My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute Portable Can't Possibly Continue, it's perhaps odder than its title.

Posted:4 years ago


Terence Gage Freelance writer

1,289 126 0.1
Isn't that more sales than Gravity Rush/Daze made in its opening week? How shameful.

Posted:4 years ago


Tony Johns

520 12 0.0
I love the manga of My Little Sister can't possibly by this cute.

I really want to play the game, but more likely I just have to import and play it without knowing the language but since I have read the manga online, I would at least have some idea of what is going on.

Posted:4 years ago


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