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 52,421 units between July 2 and July 8 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 66,391 the week prior.

The 3DS ranked five titles in top 10, including Etrian Odyssey IV at No. 2, Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost at No. 3, Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter at No. 5, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D at No. 6 and Culdcept at No. 10.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 560 units and the Nintendo DSi sold 550 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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