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Despite launching only a month ago, the Nintendo 3DS slipped into second place in the Japanese weekly Media Create rankings. The PSP beat the 3DS by a margin of about 15,000 units. While the PSP has a very strong following in Japan, it’s a little surprising to see Nintendo’s new flagship handheld get beaten. According to Japanese news site Inside Games, the 3DS has only sold around 836,000 units so far.

A lack of strong launch titles could be what’s holding the 3DS back. I can’t speak for the Japanese, but personally there’s nothing in the 3DS’ current list of titles that grabs my eye. If there was new Mario or Zelda game, then things might be different. Also the recent disaster in Japan could also be a factor. I doubt you’d be rushing out to buy a new gaming device if your home just got destroyed by an earthquake/tsunami. What’s telling is that only one 3DS title, Pro Baseball Famista 2011,¬†made it into the top 10 for the week of March 28.

[via Joystiq]

  1. avatar Bolo

    It’s the price point. For real.

    • Definitely agree. I also got to try one of these out at a best buy and honestly the 3D effects were very slight. When I turned it up anywhere near max they actually hurt my eyes and made it very hard to tell what was actually going on to boot.

      Result: I will be sticking to my DS XL for some time.

    • It’s the launch lineup for me. There’s just not much that appeals to me, although the price point is related to that.

  2. avatar Zeh

    MyUtopia,Sorry I don’t have much of a green thumb either. This piucrte was taken at a Japanese garden we went to recently. We live in an apartment with no garden and having the cats we don’t really have any plants either. I miss having green but we try to get out somewhere fairly often. Nancy,Thanks (from H too)! :) Grace,That’s interesting. I didn’t know that the acidic content of the soil affects the colour. You learn something new every day. I love the blue and purple hydrangeas here.

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