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Nintendo 3DS: The Nintendo 3DS Decimates The Competition In Japan

It’s official. The Nintendo 3DS has absolutely obliterated the competition in Japan during launch week.

The 3D gaming device without the need for ridiculous overpriced glasses has sold an incredible 374,764 units in Japan during its launch week. The closest competitor to the Nintendo 3DS was Sony’s PlayStation Portable which managed to shift a fairly respectable 47,955 units.

  • 3DS: 374,764
  • PSP: 47,955
  • PS3: 23,654
  • Wii: 12,159
  • DSi LL: 9,093
  • DSi: 7,802
  • Xbox 360: 3,366
  • PS2: 1,773
  • PSP Go: 1,076
  • DS Lite: 663



  1. haha yea, decimate is the right word for what is happening it. i predicted this thing to be huge, im glad to see I was right :P

  2. I’m surprised over the low nos of units sold, compare to the 3DS. Besides, the 3DS has good game titles… and 3D display… and it’s cheaper and more mobile than home console. Just interested to see how it compares to PAL and NTSC areas, though.

  3. Sweet! Nice job Nintendo!!! I can’t wait for the 3DS to come out in U.S. I’m buying it right away!!!

  4. “Shall We Decimate Them? That sounds good, nice word,decimate… And so it came to pass that the Sony Corporation fell, and the console war was no more. And I looked down upon my new dominion as the best selling console of all; and I thought it good…” – Satoru Iwata

      1. Yeah they say 1 in 5 people in Japan who have a PSP have one of the Monster Hunter titles.
        Monster Hunter Tri which was the first monster Hunter title for worldwide wii got 40/40 from Famitsu and was pretty much the best game i’ve ever played on the wii.

        Such a game for 3DS would be like OMG!!!! OMG!!!!!!!! Monster Hunter 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!

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