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

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 65,267 units between June 25 and July 1 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 66,953 the week prior.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi sold 657 units for the week.

The 3DS ranked two titles in top 10, including Culdcept at No. 4 and Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D at No. 5.

Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 held as the No. 1 in the territory. The title has sold more than two million units to date in Japan.

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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