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3DS Japanese Sales Continue To Nosedive Following Price Cut Announcement

3DS Japanese Sales Continue To Nosedive Following Price Cut Announcement

August 12, 2011 | By Mike Rose




Japanese sales of Nintendo's 3DS handheld console continued to plummet last week, as the company prepared to drop the price of the console.

Having already dropped considerably in the previous week's hardware sales charts in Japan, the console fell even further to 4,132 units sold, with its Nintendo DSi LL outselling the new handheld.

For the week ended August 7, data supplied by tracking firm Media Create, as posted on NeoGAF, saw the PSP once again top the charts with 35,619 units sold, 1000 units less than the previous week.

The PS3 and the Wii also charted higher than the 3DS, selling 18,338 and 17,004 units respectively. The DSi LL managed 4,176 units in total, just 44 units more than the 3DS.

Elsewhere, Media Create has now stopped tracking the ill-fated PSP Go - understandable, given that it shifted just 7 units last week.

Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended August 7, 2011. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)


LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
11PSP35,61936,659
22PS318,33820,704
33Wii17,00418,232
54DSi LL4,1765,267
453DS4,13216,415
66DSi3,9004,625
87PS21,5291,594
783601,4061,616
99DS Lite102138



LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
11PSP35,61936,659
22PS318,33820,704
33Wii17,00418,232
54DS8,17810,030
453DS4,13216,415
66PS21,5291,594
873601,4061,616



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