Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS held the No. 1 hardware sales rank in the latest retail data in Japan post price cut for the handheld.

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 70,159 units between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The 3DS ranked one title in the top 10 for the week, Marvelous Entertainment Inc.’s Senran Kagura at No. 6.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 2,991 units to rank No. 5, the Nintendo DSi sold 2,351 to rank No. 6, and the DS Lite sold 86 units to rank No. 9 in the same period.

The PSP sold 28,548 units for the week to rank at No. 3 in Japan.

The PSP go sold 15 units to rank No. 10 for the week.

The PSP ranked two titles in the top 10, Konami Corp.’s Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 6 at No. 3 and Busou Shinki: Battle Masters Mk. 2 at No. 7.

Nintendo in Sept. said sales of the Nintendo 3DS held a 260 percent sales increase post price cut of the hardware.

Nintendo in Aug. price cut the Nintendo 3DS handheld to $169.99, 33 percent off the former $249.99 MSRP.

New titles to be sold in 2011 include Super Mario 3D Land Nov. 13 and Mario Kart 7 Dec. 4.

Nintendo in July began offering streaming functionality by Netflix Inc. and a short-form video service to view 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos.

This Nov., a new system update will offer 3D video recording functionality.

Nintendo launched the Nintendo 3DS handheld with 18 software titles Mar. 27.

The Nintendo 3DS includes two screens, a 3D Depth Slider, a Circle Pad, and a 2GB SD Card.

Functionality includes StreetPass to exchange game data between owners who pass one another.

Additionally, the hardware includes the Nintendo 3DS Camera software, Mii Maker, and the Nintendo eShop to download new software.

The Nintendo 3DS includes 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses.

In addition, the 3DS is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games.

The PS Vita, to be sold in 2012, will include the dual analog sticks, a 5-inch multi-touch OLED display, 3G & GPS, front and rear touch panels, and a compass on three axes. It will utilize flash-memory game cards.

Hardware specifications include an ARM Cortex A9 4-core CPU, front camera, rear camera, built-in microphone, and Bluetooth 2.1.

The company will partner with AT&T to allow current customers to access Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.

The PSVita Party mode will allow users to chat with nearby owners. In addition, near will allow users to play with friends using their PSN ID.

The Wi-Fi only model will sell at $249.99. The 3G model will sell at $299.99.

Sony in Aug. released the Limited Edition PSP Sports Entertainment Pack at $159.99.

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