Japan 3DS sales jump 40%

Sales of the Nintendo 3DS leapt to almost 100,000 units in Japan last week, spurred by the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Unit sales rose 40 per cent from 64,017 to 94,011 during the week ending March 25th, according to data published on Neogaf, as reported by Gamasutra.

3DS console bundles also helped lift sales, including new Monster Hunter Tri-G and Super Mario 3DS Land bundles.

The second and third best-selling consoles of the week were the PS3 and PSP, with sales of 25,750 and 19,875 respectively.

Kid Icarus was the top-selling game of the week with 132,526 units. Other new releases included Devil May Cry HD Collection at No.4 with 43,791 unit sales, and Ninja Giaden 3 at No.5 with sales of 29,797.

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