• arrow
    LOG IN 
    • Log in using an option below.
         
      Forgot password?
      Login with Facebook
      Sign in with Twitter

  • REGISTER
Close
ABOUT US
Contact Us Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects 2014
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy Free App Alliance 148 Apps Android Rundown iPhone Quality Index iPad Quality Index Android Quality Index Swipe Magazine Best App Ever Awards
PARTNERS
Metacritic
GameRankings
Pocket Gamer on NewsNow
GamesTracker
dx.net
UK Mobile Pages Directory
Skinflint Price Comparison
  header logo

 3DS NEWS

Fire Emblem: Awakening bolsters 3DS sales while PS Vita sales continue to slump

3DS outsells Vita 10 to 1 in Japan

Product: Nintendo 3DS | Manufacturer: Nintendo
 
Nintendo 3DS 3DS, thumbnail 1
Nintendo posted its first annual loss this week, but the 3DS is still beating out the handheld competition in Japan.

The strong hardware sales of the Nintendo 3DS, which are up 33 per cent from last week, are due in no small part to the strong launch of Fire Emblem: Awakening.

The first Fire Emblem game for the 3DS sold 242,600 units in its first week making it the number one selling game in Japan.

The second most popular game, Code of Princess, is also a new 3DS title but sold only 19,554 copies.

Rounding out the rest of the top ten list of games were six other 3DS titles (including Monster Hunter 3G, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and Kingdom Hearts 3D – Dream Drop Distance), one PSP game (2nd Super Robot Wars Z) and Detective Conan: Prelude from the Past for the Nintendo DS.

Vita pips Wii - just

Between April 16th and April 22nd, the Nintendo 3DS sold 84,760 units (up from 63,796) while sales of the Nintendo Wii were up slightly (from 6,837 to 7,025) as well.

Embarrassingly for Sony, sales of Nintendo’s 6-year-old Wii came very close to matching the total number of PS Vitas (8,206) sold during the same week.

Sales of Sony’s PSP were down 10 per cent from 13,166 to 11,779 but still managed to outsell the Vita by a significant margin.

With Golden Week (Japan's key holiday period) arriving in a matter of days, it is likely that software and hardware sales will pick up across the board in Japan, which should be good news for the industry as a whole.
 

Reviewer photo
Matthew Diener 26 April 2012
Have your say! Related stories  
Post a comment - Please log in to leave a comment
Pocket Gamer Biz     PG Login
Login with Facebook Sign in with Twitter
POPULAR STORIES LATEST COMMENTS
LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS VIDEO REVIEWS