Nintendo 3DS crushing the Vita in Japan

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I recall quite vividly that when the Nintendo 3DS was first released it was called a gimmick and the beginning of the end for Nintendo and while sales started off slow they have definitely picked up a gear.

The latest Japanese sales figures are out and the war between the 3DS and the PS Vita is all but over with the 3DS outselling the PS Vita last week by 46 to 1. And this isn’t a once off either, in June it was outselling the Vita by 13 to 1, in August it was at 25 to 1 and now 46.

But it isn’t only the Vita that is being trounced, the 3DS also outsold the PS3 10 to 1 and at this rate it will overtake the PS3’s lifetime sales in less than 4 weeks.

Not bad for a gimmick, mind you isn’t that what people originally said about the Wii as well?

Check out the official sales detail below thanks to NintendoGamer

SOFTWARE (LIFETIME SALES IN BRACKETS)
1 ) Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 603,064 (NEW)
2 ) Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (PS3) – 70,102 (NEW)
3 ) Halo 4 (Xbox 360) – 39,312 (NEW)
4 ) Tales Of Xillia 2 (PS3) – 34,789 (399,228)
5 ) New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) – 23,224 (1,343,554)
6 ) Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS) – 14,847 (249,260)
7 ) Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3) – 13,516 (NEW)
8 ) World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (PSP) – 12,335 (50,722)
9 ) Okami HD (PS3) – 11,013 (79,657)
10 ) Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition (PS3) – 10,073 (68,211)
11 ) World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (PS3) – 9,508 (348,494)
12 ) Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS) – 8,599 (166,416)
13 ) Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (3DS) – 8,199 (229,635)
14 ) Resident Evil 6 (PS3) – 6,811 (814,850)
15 ) Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (DS) – 6,533 (2,828,949)
16 ) Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition (PS3) – 5,754 (85,919)
17 ) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS) – 5,309 (1,564,401)
18 ) Nicola Kanshuu: Model Oshare Audition Platina (3DS) – 5,295 (NEW)
19 ) Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (3DS) – 5,253 (257,146)
20 ) The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa – Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune (PSP) – 5,101 (138,669)

HARDWARE (LIFETIME SALES IN BRACKETS)
Nintendo 3DS – 187,077 (8,089,518)
PlayStation 3 – 18,043 (8,598,255)
Sony PSP – 12,076 (19,423,538)
PlayStation Vita – 4,021 (1,029,713)
Nintendo Wii – 2,921 (12,589,845)
Xbox 360 – 2,908 (1,602,408)
PlayStation 2 – 1,187 (21,825,926)
Nintendo DS – 424 (32,873,783)

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Author:Gavin Mannion

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