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Japan: New Animal Crossing boosts 3DS sales as Vita slips to record low

While Halo 4 debuts at No.3 on the weekly software chart

Japanese 3DS sales doubled during the week ended November 11 as system exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold over 600,000 copies to storm the software chart.

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While 3DS sales jumped from 94,000 units the previous week to 187,000, Vita sales fell from close to 5,000 to 4,000, a new record low for the handheld.

According to Media Create sales data republished on NeoGAF, 3DS has sold over 3.8 million units in Japan year to date. In comparison, PSP has shifted 694,000 units and Vita 590,000.

Elsewhere on the latest software chart, the PS3 version of Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires debuted at No.2, one place ahead of fellow new entry Halo 4, which helped more than double weekly Xbox 360 sales to 2,900 units.

Software sales November 5-11 (lifetime total)

  1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo) - 603,064 / New
  2. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (PS3, Koei Tecmo) - 70,102 / New
  3. Halo 4 (Xbox 360, Microsoft) - 39,312 / New
  4. Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3, Bandai Namco) - 34,789 / 399,228
  5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS, Nintendo) - 23,224 / 1,343,554
  6. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS, Square Enix) - 14,847 / 249,260
  7. Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3, Konami) - 13,516 / New
  8. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (PSP, Konami) - 12,335 / 50,722
  9. Okami HD (PS3, Capcom) - 11,013 / 79,657
  10. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition (PS3, Sega) - 10,073 / 68,211

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)

  1. 3DS - 187,077 (93,989)
  2. PS3 - 18,043 (21,310)
  3. PSP - 12,076 (13,868)
  4. Vita - 4,021 (4,842)
  5. Wii - 2,921 (3,806)
  6. Xbox 360 - 2,908 (1,339)
  7. PS2 - 1,187 (1,351)
  8. DSi - 424 (568)

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