Nintendo 3DS shifts 200k units in first full Japan launch week

Handheld nearing 400k sales overall

Nintendo 3DS sold over 200,000 units in its first full week on sale in Japan.

According to, total sales for the week commencing February 28 hit 209,623.


The 3DS went on sale in the territory on February 26. It has now clocked up 374,764 sales in total - almost maxing out Japan's initial stock allocation of 400,000 units.

In the Japan 3DS software charts, Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle remains at No.1 - claiming the No.3 spot in the All Formats list.

It is followed in the 3DS list by nintendogs + cats and Samurai Warriors: Chronicles.

Meanwhile, PlayStation 3 sales saw a small increase in the week from 23,654 to 25,918, in boosted by the release of Spike's Way of the Samurai 4 - which reached number two in the software charts.

Nintendo DS sales were down only a few hundred on the previous week at 17,096 (DSi XL: 8,951, DSi: 7,388, DS Lite: 757). Wii saw a small drop in sales from 12,159 to 11,654.

Finally, Xbox 360 sales dropped from 3,366 to 2,353 for the week, whilst PlayStation 2 shifted 1,750 units.