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Nintendo 3DS outselling four Sony devices in Japan, now has 65 percent of the market

I didn't see this posted anywhere else so forgive me if it's been mentioned.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/05/3ds-sales/

The latest figures from Japan's Media Create are in, showing that last year's trend has been fully reversed. Now the consumers are hungry for Nintendo's 3DS, given that it shipped 121,921 units in the week ending April 1st. That put it comfortably ahead of the PlayStation 3 (23,771), PSP (18,356) and PS Vita's (12,105) sales combined. The stats reveal that the 3DS is now accounting for 65 percent of all hardware sales in the country, a marked turnaround from when the console's future looked gloomy. Meanwhile, the biggest selling game was Kingdom Hearts 3D for Nintendo's newest handheld, which managed to shift over 200,000 units in just seven days.
 

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MeisaMcCaffrey
Already posted - Media Create Sales thread for this week. This is just the same thing from Engadget with a sensationalist headline.
 
They can't drop the PS2 from sales tables until the X360 manages to start outselling it.

 

Jumpman23

Member
I really like the post that one of them had after the article "Nintendo, doomed since 1886". That quote made me chuckle a bit.
 

Koroviev

Member
I blame Monster Hunter.

I like my 3DS. I would like it even more with Monster Hunter and Fire Emblem.
 

Wario64

works for Gamestop (lol)
PS2? So it's a sensational headline. Why not include PSX and Pocketstation while you're at it?
 

davepoobond

you can't put a price on sparks
i would think that it is more of a cumbersome "victory" considering the total market has shrunk, hasn't it?
 

BY2K

Membero Americo
Why is the PSP not legitimate? It outsells the Vita and definitely moves a hell of a lot more software than the Vita.

If we dismiss PSP then Vita should also be struck from the list.

Well, PSP, okay. But PS2? Why not the PSX or that SNES extension they were working on, while your at it?

EDIT: Kinda beaten by Wario64.
 
PS2:
I thought I told you that we won't stop
I thought I told you that we won't stop
I thought I told you that we won't stop
I thought I told you that we won't stop
 

wrowa

Member
PS2? So it's a sensational headline. Why not include PSX and Pocketstation while you're at it?

Because it's an article about the latest Media Create numbers and Media Create still releases PS2 numbers every week...

It's really not that hard to understand, is it?
 

BY2K

Membero Americo
Because it's an article about the latest Media Create numbers and Media Create still releases PS2 numbers every week...

It's really not that hard to understand, is it?

The PS2 is over a decade old. The REAL news would be if it was the PS2 outselling the 3DS.
 

gogogow

Member
ps2 and psp? that's funny.

What's so funny, esp. the PSP? In Japan the PSP was selling extremely well, unlike the performance in the US and Europe. In Japan it was the best selling gaming console in 2010 and second best in 2008, 2009, 2011.
 
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