Nintendo 3DS lifetime sales surpass PS3 in Japan
And my initial thought when I first saw this piece of news was "Daaaaaang."
The Nintendo 3DS has handed the PlayStation 3's backside to it on a gilded platter in Japan. In its distant homeland, the latest iteration of Nintendo portables has outsold the PS3 in lifetime sales, meaning it has sold more units since its February 2011 launch than Sony's set-top console has in the six-plus years it has been on the market.
Last week was when this notable development occurred thanks to some nice big sales. According to Famitsu (via NeoGAF), Nintendo sold 211,499 3DSs during the week of December 3, which brought the lifetime sales for the portable in Japan up to a sizable 8,799,378.
Sure, it may not be much greater than the PS3's current lifetime sales of 8,716,260, but then again it's only racked up those numbers after being in the Japanese market since November 2006, while the 3DS has been available in the Land of the Rising Sun for less than two years.
It seems to me that Japan is going a little Nintendo-crazy as of late. If you don't believe me, then check out this report on how the Wii U fared on its first two days in Japan.
Source: Famitsu (Japanese)
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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