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Nintendo 3DS sells 5 million in Japan, sets record

Beats DS and Game Boy Advance with 52 week triumph

The latest data from Media Create showed that the Nintendo 3DS has now sold 5 million units in Japan, breaking records.

According to a chart created by Nintendo and featured on Andriasang, it only took the device 52 weeks to sell 5 million to consumers through Japanese retailers.

It managed to just beat Nintendo's previous handhelds, its predecessors the DS took 56 weeks, and the Game Boy Advance took 58.

Last week the first pieces of paid for DLC went on sale for the 3DS.

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