Japan chart: 3DS sales double

New colour, Star Fox provide sales spike.

The 3DS is back on top of Japan's hardware chart, with sales of the handheld more than doubling over last week.

As detailed on NeoGAF, Nintendo's portable sold 46,637 units, up from 22,943 to take the number one spot. The PSP dropped to second with 26,565 sales, a negligible increase from 26,407 last week.

The 3DS's increase can largely be attributed to the release of a new colour – Fire Red, though the launch of Star Fox 64 3D will no doubt have helped out too.

Here's the full hardware top 10:

  1. 3DS: 46,637 (Last week: 22,943)
  2. PSP: 26,565 (26,407)
  3. PlayStation 3: 23,322 (22,900)
  4. Wii: 14,237 (13,068)
  5. DS: 9208 (9592)
  6. Xbox 360: 1734 (2016)
  7. PlayStation 2: 1405 (1309)

Konami baseball effort Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 topped the software chart, selling 117,759 on PlayStation 3.

New entries included a new Taiko no Tatsujin title at two, footie RPG Inazuma Eleven Strikers at three and Star Fox 64 3D down at six.

  1. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (PS3, Konami): 117,759 (NEW)
  2. Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX (PSP, Bandai Namco): 80.215 (NEW)
  3. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Wii, Level 5): 74,227 (NEW)
  4. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (PSP, Konami): 73,247 (NEW)
  5. Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary (DS, Sega): 34,903 (NEW)
  6. Star Fox 64 3D (3DS, Nintendo): 32,475 (NEW)
  7. UnchainBlades ReXX (PSP, FuRyu):18,256 (NEW)
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, Nintendo): 15.636 (Life to date: 256,374)
  9. Wii Sports Resort with Remote Plus (Wii, Nintendo): 14,725 (402,799)
  10. Danball Senki (PSP, Level 5): 12,085 (256.875)
  11. Pokemon Black / White (DS, Nintendo): 10,951 (5,238,287)
  12. Wii Play: Motion (Wii, Nintendo): 10,522 (27,531)
  13. L.A. Noire (PS3, Rockstar): 10,036 (68,473)
  14. Steins;Gate (PSP, Kadokawa Shoten): 9928 (109,016)
  15. GoldenEye 007 (Wii, Nintendo): 9473 (58,863)
  16. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3, Capcom): 9336 (74,772)
  17. inFamous 2 (PS3, SCE): 8324 (41,798)
  18. To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers (PSP, Aquaplus): 8082 (54,799)
  19. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (PS3, D3 Publisher): 7864 (38,053)
  20. UnchainBlades ReXX (3DS, FuRyu): 5592 (NEW)

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