Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS held as the top-selling game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.
Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 205,962 units between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The 3DS ranked two titles in the top 10 for the week, including Mario Kart 7 at No. 1 with 423,619 copies sold and Super Mario 3D Land at No. 4 with 73,907 sold.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 2,899 units to rank No. 5, the Nintendo DSi sold 1,516 to rank No. 8, and the DS Lite sold 21 units to rank No. 9 in the same period.
The PSP sold 33,151 units for the week to rank at No. 3 in Japan.
The PSP ranked four titles in the top 10, including Sega Corp.’s 7th Dragon 2020 at No. 2.
Nintendo in Nov. said sales for the Nintendo 3DS increased 325 percent during Black Friday week compared to the week prior.
The Nintendo 3DS has sold 1.65 million units in the U.S. to date.
New titles for 2011 include Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 Dec. 4.
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 Wi-Fi only model will sell at $249.99. The 3G model will sell at $299.99.
Sony in Nov. it began sale of the Limited Edition PSP FIFA 2012 and Cars 2 Entertainment Pack at $159.99.