Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS lowered but held the top rank in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 70,744 units between Feb. 27 and Mar. 4 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 76,322 the week prior.

The 3DS ranked six titles in the top 10 for the week, including Sega Corp.’s Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Marvel AQL’s Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin at No. 3, Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy at No. 5, Mario Kart 7 at No. 6, Super Mario 3D Land at No. 8, and Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter 3G at No. 9.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 810 units and the Nintendo DSi sold 553 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 four 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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