The newly introduced LL version of the Nintendo 3DS handheld continues to lead in the Japanese hardware chart while New Super Mario Bros. 2 continues to be the undisputed leader when it comes to video game sales.
The 3DS LL
, with its bigger screen and larger battery life, has managed to sell 41,901 units during the week that ended on August 27, which is a decline when compared to the 66,412 that were delivered to gamers during the previous seven-day period.
The normal version of the 3DS has also performed well, selling 29,472 devices during the same period, according to Media Create, a decline from 45,445, while third place in the Japanese video game chart has been occupied by the PlayStation 3 from Sony, with sales of 11,896, down from 16,277.
The PlayStation Vita from Sony has done well this week and managed to sell 10,880 handhelds during the week, which is better than the 9,499 of the older PSP, although both devices have seen declines over the previous tracked periods.
The PlayStation 2 has sold better than the DSi LL, the Xbox 360 and the DSi, which are all under the 1,000 units sold mark.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
is still the bestselling video game in Japan, which might explain the increase in popularity for 3DS devices.
The Nintendo-launched game has managed to sell another 68,547 copies on the home market, bringing its total that much closer to the 1 million units mark.
Second place in the chart went to Bakemonogatari Portable, a PlayStation Portable game from Namco Bandai, which moved 34,500 units during its first week on sale, while the last place on the podium was picked up by Pokemon Black & White 2, with sales of 33,955.
The rest of the top ten includes: Dragon Quest X, Demon Training, Just Dance Wii 2, Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Curious Orb, Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set, Wii Sports Resort and Detective Opera: Milky Holmes 2.