Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS held at No. 1 in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 45,752 units between May 14 and May 20 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 46,425 the week prior.

The 3DS ranked six titles in the top 10, including Fire Emblem: Awakening at No. 4, Super Mario 3D Land at No. 6, Mario Kart 7 at No. 7, Monster Hunter 3G at No. 8, and Kid Icarus: Uprising at No. 10.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 683 units and the Nintendo DSi sold 425 units for the week.

Nintendo in Apr. recorded a $460 million loss for the fiscal year amid lower-than-expected sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld and the Wii console.

It sold 13.5 million Nintendo 3DS handhelds, down from a target of 16 million.

It shipped about five million Nintendo DS units.

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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