Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS ranked as the top-selling game hardware in Japan amid the release of Super Mario 3D Land.

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 145,271 units between Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The 3DS ranked two titles in the top 10 for the week, including Super Mario 3D Land at No. 1 and Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3 at No. 7.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 2,041 units to rank No. 5, the Nintendo DSi sold 1,057 to rank No. 8, and the DS Lite sold 33 units to rank No. 9 in the same period.

The PSP sold 27,952 units for the week to rank at No. 2 in Japan.

The PSP ranked two titles in the top 10, including Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Final Fantasy Type-0 at No. 4 and Konami Corp.’s World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 at No. 6.

Nintendo in Nov. said the Nintendo 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the U.S.

It price cut the handheld to $169.99 in Aug.

New 3DS 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 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 Playstation Vita, to be sold in Feb. 22, 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 PS Vita 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.

In Nov. it began sale of the Limited Edition PSP FIFA 2012 and Cars 2 Entertainment Pack at $159.99.

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