Ocarina of Time 3D causes Nintendo 3DS to soar atop Japanese hardware chart

The release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has given sales of the Nintendo 3DS a huge boost across Japan, with the handheld regaining a spot atop the Japanese hardware chart this last week.

Whilst Media Create’s sales chart, for June 13th-19th, shows that Link’s anticipated return was beaten to the top of the software chart by Level-5’s PSP title ‘Little Battle eXperience’ by a mere 2000 units, the Nintendo 3DS was at last propelled ahead of Sony’s PSP in terms of hardware sales.

Nintendo 3DS sales surged from last week’s 24,649 units to 40,649, whereas the PSP was boosted to 31,741 unit sales this week in comparison to 26,681 in the past week.

Here are the two respective charts:

Software Chart (June 13th-19th)
* [PSP] 1. Little Battle eXperience (Level 5, 06.16.11): 166,187 NEW!
* [N3DS] 2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D (Nintendo, 06.16.11): 164,110 NEW!
* [PS3] 3. Yakuza Of The End (Sega, 06.09.11): 53,775 (352,492)
* [X360] 4. Steins; Gate Hiyoku Renri no Darling (5pb., 06.16.11): 31,666 NEW!
* [X360] 5. Steins; Gate Double Pack (5pb., 06.16.11): 11,041 NEW!
* [N3DS] 6. Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, 06.02.11): 9,062 (83,405)
* [NDS] 7. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Professional (Square Enix, 03.31.11): 7,997 (538,020)
* [NDS] 8. Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (Pokemon, 04.21.11): 6,609 (137,421)
* [WII] 9. Wii Party (Nintendo, 07.08.10): 6,556 (1,917,752)
* [N3DS] 10. One Piece Unlimited Cruise Special (Namco Bandai, 05.26.11): 6,549 (112,174)

Hardware Chart (June 13th-19th)
1. 3DS: 40,649 (24,649)
2. PSP: 31,741 (26,681)
3. PS3: 16,081 (17,104)
4. Wii: 6,678 (6,357)
5. DSi LL: 5,464 (5,283)
6. DSi: 5,322 (5,232)
7. X360: 2,875 (2,370)
8. PS2: 1,346 (1,291)
9. DS Lite: 109 (146)
10. PSP go: 55 (69)

[Thanks, Andriasang]

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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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