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The 3DS has demonstrated its solid market performance yet again, with the latest Japanese sales tracking figures from Media Create revealing Nintendo’s beloved handheld is selling faster than the Game Boy Advance.

After 154 weeks since the system’s original release in Japan, a total of 15 million units have been sold. This figure places the 3DS ahead of the Game Boy Advance which had only sold around 11.64 million in Japan by this point, and significantly behind the DS which had sold around 20.16 million units by its 154th week.

Only recently, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated the 3DS would be the company’s main profit driver for the next fiscal year as opposed to its big brother, the Wii U, with more major game releases sure to be announced in the coming months.

Based on these Japanese sales figures, do you think the 3DS has the ability to keep Nintendo at the top of its game? Sound off in the comments below.

[source siliconera.com]