According to new data from MediaCreate on sales in Japan for the week of Dec. 3 – 9, the Nintendo 3DS has sold more units to-date than the PlayStation 3. The 3-D enabled hand-held system managed to do this in the region in less than two years to boot.
Lifetime sales of the 3DS came in at 8,799,378, beating out the PS3 which came in at lifetime sales of 8,716,260 units in Japan. The PS3 has been on the market in Japan for six years. In terms of sales in Japan for the week, the Wii U came in on top at 308,142, followed by the 3DS at 211,499, and the PS3 at 36,994.
In terms of overall lifetime sales, the DS has everyone beat at 32,875,469 units, followed by the PS2 at 21,829,112 units, the PSP with 19,488,236 units, and the Wii at 12,608,700 units.