3DS Double Sales in Japan After Star Fox and Flare Red Launch
Posted by James Newton
The Fox effect
Star Fox 64 3DS hits the West on 9th September, but it's already out in Japan and has given the console's sales a sizeable boost.
Between 11th and 17th July, the game shifted 32,475 units across the country, putting it in sixth position behind two PlayStation baseball games, Taiko Drum Master Portable DX on PSP, Puyo Puyo!! on DS and the first Wii entry in Level-5's popular football series, Inazuma Eleven Strikers.
The launch of the new Flare Red colour on 14th July also contributed to the sales, as 3DS leapt to 46,637 sales, up from 22,943 on the previous week, enough to put it well ahead of PSP's 26,551 weekly sales.
Elsewhere in the chart, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D helped itself to an extra 15,636 sales, putting it over the 250,000 mark since its release on 16th June.