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3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Charts As Sales Continue To Decline

The Nintendo 3DS led the Japanese hardware sales charts for its third week running, despite the fact that sales for the platform continued to decline, reports tracking firm Media Create.
The Nintendo 3DS led the Japanese hardware sales charts for its third week running, despite the fact that sales for the platform continued to decline, reports tracking firm Media Create. For the week ended March 20, the 3DS sold 61,394 units, approximately 33 percent less than last week. Since the recent earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, sales of nearly all platforms have experienced notable drops in sales. Sony platforms rounded out the top three, with the PlayStation 3 taking number two over the PSP, which saw sales decline by roughly 50 percent. The other platforms on the charts saw only minor fluctuations, though overall sales remained down from last week. Below are the full sales rankings from Media Create for the week ended March 20, 2011. (The second chart lumps together sales of all models in a given line of hardware.)
LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
113DS61,39496,463
32PS326,62332,406
23PSP22,91144,646
44Wii9,7249,519
55DSi LL7,4526,836
66DSi6,5135,888
87PS21,6381,348
78Xbox 3601,6191,796
109DS Lite625531
910PSP go600931
LWTWPlatformWeekly SalesLast Week
113DS61,39496,463
32PS326,62332,406
23PSP23,51145,577
44DS14,59013,255
55Wii9,7249,519
76PS21,6381,348
67Xbox 3601,6191,796

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