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3DS surpasses PS3’s lifetime sales in Japan

As of this week, Nintendo’s 3DS has surpassed the PlayStation 3 in terms of lifetime sales in Japan, according to the number-crunching Media Create.

Nintendo has moved a total of 8,799,378 3DS consoles since it first launched, only reaching this peak with the help of the big 211,499 number last week. Sony, on the other hand, has shifted 8,716,260 PS3 units in Japan since launch.

All the numbers can be seen below:

  • Nintendo Wii U – 308,142 (308,142)
  • Nintendo 3DS – 211,499 (8,799,378)
  • PlayStation 3 – 36,994 (8,716,260)
  • PSP – 19,637 (19,488,236)
  • PlayStation Vita – 11,039 (1,074,621)
  • Nintendo Wii – 6,714 (12,608,700)
  • Xbox 360 – 1,216 (1,608,399)
  • PlayStation 2 – 904 (21,829,112)
  • Nintendo DS – 424 (32,875,469)

This is a pretty impressive accomplishment knowing how much longer Sony’s box has been on the marketplace.

What do you think of this turn of events? Can we really say handheld gaming is on the decline with numbers like this? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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