Nintendo 3DS sees Japanese sales surge

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The Nintendo 3DS continued to dominate the Japanese market last week, aided by the launch of Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei IV which topped the software chart.

Elsewhere the Wii U version of Resident Evil: Revelations placed tenth, whilst the Nintendo 3DS celebrated
having nine games within the top 20.

Yet it was the sales performance of Nintendo’s handheld itself that impressed most, hitting 54,710 units across the week.

Software sales
1. Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS, Atlus) – 188.562 / New
2. Kamen Rider: Battride War (PS3, Bandai Namco) – 128.659 / New
3. Resident Evil: Revelations (PS3, Capcom) – 102.673 / New
4. Friend Collection: New Life (3DS, Nintendo) – 59.876 / 984.984
5. Valhalla Knights 3 (Vita, Marvelous AQL) – 40.357 / New
6. Terraria (PS3, Spike Chunsoft) – 19.861 / New
7. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS, Nintendo) – 19.079 / 731.304
8. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo) – 15.489 / 3.232.840
9. Summon Night 5 (PSP, Bandai Namco) – 13.624 / 119.135
10. Resident Evil: Revelations (Wii U, Capcom) – 8.398 / New

Hardware sales (previous week’s total is bracketed)
1. Nintendo 3DS – 54.710 (37.124)
2. PlayStation 3 – 13.318 (10.948)
3. Vita – 12.171 (10.931)
4. PSP – 5.749 (6.524)
5. Wii U – 5.648 (6.037)
6. Wii – 1.192 (1.143)
7. Xbox 360 – 382 (349)

[Thanks NeoGAF]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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