3DS and Animal Crossing Have Another Big Week in Japan

The two games beat out big Western releases like Assassin's Creed 3

By on November 23rd, 2012 08:42 GMT

The 3DS handheld from Nintendo is once again the best-selling video game related piece of hardware on the Japanese market for the week that ended on November 19, while Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to top the video game chart.

The 3DS has managed to move 168,876 units during the one-week period, counting both the normal version of the device and the bigger screen LL, which is a significant decline when compared to the high of 187,077 of the previous seven-day period

The data from Media Create also shows that second place in the hardware chart still belongs to the PlayStation 3 home console from Sony, which also saw a small decline to reach sales of 17,035 coming from 18,042.

The new PlayStation Vita handheld from Sony has managed to post a rebound, increasing its total to 13,091 coming from just 4,021 during the previous tracked period.

Meanwhile, the older PSP also saw a small increase in order to stand on 12,217 units sold.

The Wii has also seen a boost to reach 3,001, just as Nintendo is getting ready to deliver the new Wii U home console.

The Xbox 360 has sold better than the PlayStation 2 and the older DSi range.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is once again the best-selling video game in Japan, managing to move 290,280 copies to players in order to get closer to one million in sales, while second spot was occupied by Assassin’s Creed 3 from Ubisoft, which generated sales of 72,504 on the PlayStation 3 during its first week on sale.

The last place on the podium belongs to New Super Mario Bros. 2.

The rest of the top ten includes: Summon Night 4, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation, Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Tales of Xillia 2.

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