Meanwhile, Wii U sales stay steady.
Media Create hardware charts for the period of August 25th to 31st have emerged, indicating the sales of gaming consoles in Japan. To no one’s surprise, the Nintendo 3DS XL is the top-selling platform in Japan for the past week, beating out the PS Vita and Wii U.
The 3DS XL sold 30,111 units in the past week which is up from the prior week’s 28,788 units. The PS Vita saw a small rise in sales to 19,578 units from an earlier 15,309 units. Wii U sales have somewhat stagnated but are still fairly solid considering the console’s shabby performance entering 2014. It sold 8,584 units with 8,985 units sold the week before last.
In other news, the Xbox 360’s sales hit a low of 86 units sold. This isn’t anything new – the console has been under-performing since it launched all those years ago – but when you consider that the Xbox One will be out tomorrow in Japan, it’s worrying. We’ll find out next week just how the Xbox One performs so stay tuned.