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Dragons Quest gives 3DS a boost

Japanese charts show slimes still capable of boosting sales

The Nintendo 3DS has scored yet another week at the top of the Japanese hardware chart, and has seen a significant boost in sales thanks to the release of Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D.

3DS sales for May 28 to June 3 jumped from 55,212 to 101,075, while all other hardware sales stayed fairly static. PlayStation 3 was in second place, with PSP in third. Vita, the newest console on the chart, still lagged at fourth, despite managing a small bump in sales from 6675 to 7551.

  1. Nintendo 3DS - 101,075
  2. Sony PlayStation 3 - 14,799
  3. Sony PSP - 10,547
  4. Sony PlayStation Vita - 7,551
  5. Nintendo Wii - 5,825
  6. Microsoft Xbox 360 - 2,719
  7. Sony PlayStation 2 - 1,106
  8. Nintendo DSi XL - 665
  9. Nintendo DSi - 379

In the software chart Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D sold 513,183 in its first week on sale, with a special bundle featuring a Slime themed 3DS available for fans.

  1. Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D - 3DS - 513,183
  2. Dragon's Dogma - PS3 - 82,985
  3. Mario Tennis Open - 3DS - 41,479
  4. Mario Party 9 - Wii -19,627
  5. Guild 01 - 3DS - 14,790

All figures courtesy of Media Create, and published through Andriasang

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