Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS held the top hardware sales rank in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 197,952 units between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The 3DS ranked four titles in the top 10 for the week, including Mario Kart 7 at No. 1, Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter Tri G at No. 2, Super Mario 3D Land at No. 4, Inazuna Eleven Go: Shine / Dark at No. 6, and Bandai Namco Games Inc.’s SD Gundam G Generation 3D at No. 8.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 3,356 units, the Nintendo DSi 2,418 units, and DSL 28 units for the week.

Nintendo in Dec. said the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 4 million units in Japan.

The hardware has sold more than 2.5 million units in the U.S.

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

The hardware includes two screens, a 3D Depth Slider, a Circle Pad, a 2GB SD Card and 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses.

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