More colours = more sales?

Any suspicion that the 3DS revival in Japan was a temporary improvement is still being disproven, with the latest Japanese charts showing another strong showing for the handheld. With 3DS software also prominent, the handheld is still on a roll in its homeland.

The latest Media Create results, as reported by Andriasang, show that the handheld has once again out-sold all other consoles combined, with a total of 76,322 units. Harvest Moon Hajimari no Daichi — the new entry in the series on 3DS — claimed second in the software charts, while old favourites Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and Monster Hunter 3 G still enjoy top ten positions. The ageing Wii, however, is fifth in the hardware chart with 7,878 units sold and no titles in the software top 20.

While Wii is clearly fading, Nintendo's latest handheld is continuing to enjoy success in Japan. Although results won't be as spectacular elsewhere, it'll be interesting to see how the 3DS performs in other territories in the coming months.