Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS spiked in Japan in the latest retail data from the region.
Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 211,499 units between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9 to rank as the No. 2 game hardware for the week.
The hardware sold 167,408 the week prior.
The 3DS ranked five titles in the top 10 including Paper Mario: Sticker Star at No. 3, Animal Crossing: New Leaf at No. 5, New Super Mario Bros. 2 at No. 8, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon at No. 9 and Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney at No. 10.
The Nintendo DS sold 424 units for the week.
Nintendo in Oct. cut annual sales of the Nintendo 3DS by 5.4 percent to 17.5 million units. In addition, it lowered 3DS software sales by 4.5 percent.
Nintendo lowered full-year net income by 70 percent to six billion yen, or $75 million. It previously estimated net income at 20 billion yen.
For the first half of the fiscal year, Nintendo held revenue of $2.5 billion, down from $2.7 billion one year ago. It posted a loss of $359.8 million compared to a loss of $880.7 million one year prior.