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3DS Japanese Sales Continue To Nosedive Following Price Cut Announcement

Japanese sales of Nintendo's 3DS handheld console continued to plummet last week according to data supplied by tracking firm Media Create, following the price cut announcement.

Mike Rose, Blogger

August 12, 2011

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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.)

LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

1

1

PSP

35,619

36,659

2

2

PS3

18,338

20,704

3

3

Wii

17,004

18,232

5

4

DSi LL

4,176

5,267

4

5

3DS

4,132

16,415

6

6

DSi

3,900

4,625

8

7

PS2

1,529

1,594

7

8

360

1,406

1,616

9

9

DS Lite

102

138

LW

TW

Platform

Weekly Sales

Last Week

1

1

PSP

35,619

36,659

2

2

PS3

18,338

20,704

3

3

Wii

17,004

18,232

5

4

DS

8,178

10,030

4

5

3DS

4,132

16,415

6

6

PS2

1,529

1,594

8

7

360

1,406

1,616

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