News: 3DS Tops PS3 in Japan

3DS does in two years what PS3 did in six.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 12/14/2012 20:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

Over the last six years, Sony has sold 8,716,260 PS3 consoles in Japan, easily trumping the 1.6 million Xbox 360s bought by the Japanese, but still falling short of Nintendo’s 12.6 million Wii sales. However, another Nintendo system has passed Sony’s accomplishment, and in much quicker fashion.

Nintendo 3DS is still a few months shy of its second birth, but as of last week it has been bought 8,799,378 times. That is 83,118 more than PS3. In less than one third of the time, Nintendo has met and surpassed the reigning champion of Japan’s HD consoles. Then again, that might not be all the surprising when you take into consideration the fact the the original DS, which is eight years old now, has lifetime sales of over 32.8 million systems. Do the math and you will realize that if sales don’t let up, then 3DS is on pace to match the impressive success of its predecessor.

Also worth noting is that last week saw the Japanese release of Wii U, which sold 308,142 units.

Source: Eurogamer

One Response to “News: 3DS Tops PS3 in Japan”

  • 96 points
    morpha says...

    im actually really pleased with the 3ds XL. the graphics quality (the 3d is better on the XL). controls are decent enough.

    Nintendo will have fun convincing me to upgrade again in 5 years.

    Personally, I hope the 3DS becomes a big success. Im looking forward to the update which brings the Miiverse and Nintendo network to it in full.

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