It's took the 3DS just two years to sell more than the PS3. The Japanese sure love their handhelds (well, not Vita). It's quite a surprising stat though. And what makes it more exciting is that Nintendo have not dropped THE BOMBS yet.

No true 3DS Zelda. No Pokemon. No Smash Bro's.

Sales figures according to Media Create:

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)

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/12/japanese_3ds_lifetime_sales_overtake_playstation_3