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Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo 3DS Absolutely Obliterates The Competition In Japan

In a complete turn around the Nintendo 3DS has become this weeks best-selling console in Japan by a country mile. The Nintendo 3DS has basically sold nearly as much as the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Portable combined. You can check out the Japanese hardware sales below. Congratulations to Nintendo!

  • 3DS – 46,637
  • PSP – 26,551
  • PS3 – 23,322
  • Wii – 14,237
  • DSi LL – 4,693
  • DSi – 4,384
  • 360 – 1,734
  • PS2 – 1,405
  • DS Lite – 131
  • PSP Go – 14

80 comments

  1. Wow,…was there some big new release? Can you just imagine what the numbers will be like in Q4 when Super Mario and Mario Kart hit??

    1. Zelda and One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP have been released recently. Has StarFox been recently released there too?

  2. I saw this earlier, and I wonder why? Usually there is a game release that boosts sales to this degree. Maybe the Japanese market has finally realized the 3DS is not another DS and has started to jump on the bandwagon. Or maybe it’s close enough to all the first party game releases for them to start buying.

  3. Hope it sells that good in america! PSPgo only sold 14 in the whole country of Japan :l XD

  4. I’m hoping that third parties don’t drop the ball on supporting the 3DS and Wii U right off the bat this time. Also hoping that my articles will shed some light on how the “long-term” gamers want to see Nintendo grow and develop as the last surviving game-centric console developer. The Wii got a lot of “experimental” games early on, and that killed off any serious third party support later on. The experimental phase is over, Nintendo ALWAYS wins. Now support it with your best games, Capcom, Square-Enix, Namco-Bandai, Sega-Sammy, Jupiter, Atlus, and NIS!
    …and whatever y’all’s favourite third-party developers are…

    1. Very true. The Wii was more of a experiment than anything else. But it went well. Now is the time for Nintendo to show its true glory.

  5. Sony left PSP Go production a few months ago, 14 aint that bad for a discontinued console…

  6. I hope it will sell more in the rest of the world too. Because when more people have a 3DS the StreetPass will finally come to it’s right.

  7. It’s probably because of Zelda, One Piece, Star Fox, and the Red 3DS. Those things gave Nintendo a huge boost. The PSP usually sells a lot because of dating games that are popular in Japan. With these sales, maybe companies will start porting those dating sims to the 3DS. If that happens, then there will be no competition. The thing that amazes me the most is that this happened so abruptly in the Summer. Summer is the time when game sales are shy. If the 3DS can sell like this in the Summer, then imagine how it would do in the holidays and after with the big games!

  8. Seeing as how the 3DS is new and the PS3 and PSP systems have been out for years, it’s kind of pathetic that you guys are celebrating this as if it’s a success over Sony or something. Notice how the Wii is below PS3 and PSP sales? They’re closer to being the same age and it’s clearly not selling as well.

    1. I was about to say everyone’s comments on this article are worth reading, I was about to congratulate everyone for being so objective… That was until I read this ‘fanboyism’…
      Calm down, be objective, just read the numbers, OK?

      1. Can you really call this article and the comments objective? “Absolutely obliterates the competition” is not objective at all. If this article wasn’t biased with how it presented the numbers, I wouldn’t have had issue with it, OK?

    1. I wish I lived in Japan for the cute Japanese girls and video games, but mostly the girls.

  9. @Anonymous
    Im pretty sure PlayStation 2 production is still up, also it was a nice console with a lot of cool games, some people still buying it just to try the classics and that kind of stuff. The PSP Go doesnt really offers any difference between all the other PSPs, so Japs prefer getting the normal PSPs which offers the same as a Go and UMD support. Note that the PSP where higher a few months a go compared to 3DS ones, and its a console from 2006 (or close, i forgot release date..)

  10. Im still impressed of people making fun of PSP Go sales, Its not in production people, theyre not making it anymore, how are you expecting houndreds if the fabrics dont even make 1 of these consoles. And no, im not a Sony fanboy, im a Nintendo fan, but I do have common sense.

      1. Copy-Paste from Wikipedia:
        – Sony stated that the life cycle of the PlayStation 2 will continue until demand ceases.

        The demand haven’t ceased yet sir.
        Look up what you’re saying before talking, and calling my argument illogical.

        Nintendo fan to much?

  11. WELL IN AMERICA THE 3DS IS A FAIL. SMH YOU NINTY FAGS ARE BLOATING AT PSP GO NUMBRES, WAIT TILL VITA COMES OUT IN AMERICA 3DS IS A FAILURE THOSE COWARDS RELEASED THEIR GARBAGE EARLY TO AVOID COMPETITION AND SELL THEIR CRAP TO DESPERATE NINTY FAGS. THATS GOOD 3RD PARTY DEV. ARE CANCELING THEIR GAMES FOR THIS GARBAGE. CAPCOM IS GIVING US MVC3 ULTIMATE EDITION WHILE U GUYS GET SHIT. CAPCOMS LOVES THE PS3 . I WORK AS A CASHIER AND I MAKE SURE NOT TO RECOMMEND PARENTS TO BUY THE 3DS BECAUSE IT SUCKS AND ITS HARMFUL I RECOMMEND THEM A PSP INSTEAD. ILL SPREAD THE NEWS OF 3DS FAILURE AND DESIGN FLAWS ALL OVER THE NET. ILL MAKE IT MY BUSINESS TO MAKE NINTENDO GO OUT OF BUSINESS. AM GLAD PPL. AT MY SCHOOL CONSIDER NINTENDO LAME AND A STUPID BABYS TOY. THEY ARE LOSING THE AMERICAN YOUTH AND AM PROUD OF IT. NINTENDO GO OUT OF BUSINESS U CHEAP PLASTIC TOY CONSOLE.

    1. You Sir are a Bleeping Moron Nintendo is one of the Best Companies in the Game Business they are not just for Kids. and The 3DS is amazing so buzz off.

    2. All I got from this was, HURR DURR america, I left my caps lock on, MVC3 UE is totally not garbage because I’m gonna pay another $40 for 12 characters, I hate Nintendo, I’m a biased cashier and I’m gonna go suck on Sony’s Chode.

      Make Nintendo go out of business? You are the reason why everyone in the world gets the nice things and america doesn’t. If only the world had less angry fanboys like you.

      PS: I got my news and I’m leaving so I’m not going to reply if you ever decide to reply. I’m gonna be the bigger man and walk away so you can have the last word if you want. Either way. I’m winning.

    3. LOL ! Are you Serious?! There you have it. The Poster Child for Sony has “spoken”. I suppose this is what your type likes to call mature. I really hope your boss see`s what a pathetic mouth breather you are and fires your sorry ass, on the spot.

  12. CONGRAUTRATION NINTENDO

    you think nintendo cares about your congratulations? BFD, their sales are finally starting to pick up after they re-port ocarina of time for like the 5th time. it costs way too much, the battery is shit and there were no decent launch titles. the sales are still not what they expected, i’m sure. nintendo has always been a hit-or-miss company, with a bunch of failures like the virtual boy and gameboy micro, though luckily for them, people seem to forget their failed ventures pretty quickly. after the monster hit the wii was, they’re up for a couple mistakes, and the 3DS and wiiu look like they’re it.

    most importantly, the 3DS is newest of all of these systems, so yeah, it would be embarrassing if it wasn’t outselling other systems, the newest of which came out like 2 years ago. oh wait, until now it HASN’T been outselling other systems. remember that comparison to the wonderswan’s sales? save your celebration, idiots. and enjoy your shitty wiiu.

  13. You know what, because of all these pre-pubescent Sony fanfags coming on here and excreting verbal aids about Nintendo, I’m gonna go to my local games store tomorrow and beat the stupid out of the first person I see who even glimpses at the Sony section. Ahhh yes, that’ll be extemely satisfying, I can’t wait.

    PS: CAPITAL COCK TO SONYS BLIND DERELICTS.

  14. It was obvious things were going to pick up eventually for the 3DS. Let’s hope it keeps going.

  15. Wow, congradulations, 3ds. You sold more then a console that have been out for YEARS.Not that big of a deal guys.

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