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    3DS surpasses PS3 lifetime sales in Japan

    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
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    I enjoy my 3ds love it. Nintendo has a loyal following in Japan that's obviously especially with there handhelds.

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    Zelda and Smash Bros. aren't bombs in Japan; Monster Hunter, Pokemon and Dragon Quest are.

    No surprise though, it's a handheld. Even Vita will surpass all home consoles sales eventually.
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    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

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    No doubt that Nintendo owns Japan, and has for a while.




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    Dude. That's ****ing nuts.

    PS4/PS3/X360/WiiU/PC/3DS/PSV


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    where are those gamecube numbers?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    where are those gamecube numbers?
    There shouldn't be any. The console was discontinued in 2007.
    Last edited by Black; 12-14-2012 at 00:37.

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    Isn't this a list of consoles that japan still sells but lifetime?

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    Yeah, it looks like it's just for items still for sale. I mean, no dreamcast, 3d0, etc.




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    Gamecube sales would be just under 22 million units, from what I've read.

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    This is just for Japan, Gamecube didn't even manage 10 mil to my knowledge.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

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    Oh. Lol. I was looking at worldwide sales.

    Wikipedia has it at 4.04 million units for Japan.

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    Really? I thought it was way more than that. IIRC Sega Saturn was the weirdest. It sold about 10 mil WW and about 6 mil of it was from Japan.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
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    yay, next gen!

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    Yeah, it turns out the majority of Gamecube sales come from America. But I'm sure that's because Sony left a larger impact with the PS2.

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    well i dont blame nintendo for beating ps3, they do make very good consoles, but i still like SONY better
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    The culture out there in japan just favorite portable gaming more so than here in the states.

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    Exactly. It'll easily pass PS2 no doubt as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
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    Surprised PS2 sold so little in Japan. 150m Worldwide, only 21m in home territory

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    :O It's also been announced that the DS has surpassed the PS2 in lifetime world wide sales.

    Gaming is amazing, two brilliant platforms!
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    On vgchartz it has lol
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
    Nothing more exciting than bringing home a brand new console and watching a download screen for a hour.

    yay, next gen!

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