Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS nearly doubled in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.
Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 101,075 units between May 28 and June 3 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 55,212 the week prior.
The 3DS ranked three titles in top 10, including Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D at No. 1 selling 513,183 units at launch.
Other titles in the top 10 include Mario Tennis Open at No. 3, Super Mario 3D Land at No. 7, and Fire Emblem: Awakening at No. 9.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 665 units and the Nintendo DSi sold 379 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.