Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS 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 46,663 units between July 9 and July 15 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 52,421 the week prior.

The 3DS ranked five titles in top 10, including Taiko No Tatsujin at No. 2, Pocket Soccer League at No. 3, Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost at No. 4, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D at No. 5, Etrian Odyssey IV at No. 7, and Time Travelers at No. 9.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi sold 430 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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