Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS ranked as the top hardware in Japan due to strong demand for the handheld.

Media Create Co. this month said the Nintendo 3DS sold units between Jan. 20 and Jan. 26 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The hardware sold 38,229 units the week prior.

It ranked seven titles in the top 10 game sales including Kirby Triple Deluxe at No. 2, Pokemon X / Y at No. 9 and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds at No. 10.

Nintendo held a net profit of $99 million in the third quarter due to strong sales of Nintendo 3DS software.

The Nintendo 3DS has sold (to retailers) 42.74 million units and 152.29 software units to date.

The company forecasted a loss of $242 million for the fiscal year ending Mar. 31. In addition, it has lowered Nintendo 3DS annual sales to 13.5 million from 18 million units.

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