The Nintendo 3DS might be going through a rough patch at the moment, as seen by the fact that the company is set to slash the price significantly to make customers more interested, but the device continues to do very well in Japan where it has managed to top the video game hardware sales chart yet again.
The Nintendo handheld has sold 31,826 units during the week that ended on July 24, according to the figures compiled by Japanese tracking firm Media Create, which is about 15,000 less than it has managed during the previous seven-day period.
Meanwhile second place was locked up by the PlayStation Portable from Sony, which managed to sell 26,854 units, while the last place on the podium predictably went to the PlayStation 3 which moved 23,343 consoles to players.
The Wii has again had a pretty weak time, though not as bad as some weeks during the early part of the year, selling 17,114 units while the various members of the DSi family are hovering around the 5,000 units sales mark.
The PSP Go refuses to die and has managed to sell 14 devices.
When it comes to video games, the big performer of the week has been newcomer Everyone's Rhythm Heaven for the Nintendo Wii, which managed to sell 118,173 units during its first week on store shelves.
The Capcom published Capcom’s Sengoku Basara Chronicle Heroes for the PlayStation Portable also did well during its first week and managed to get 82,798 copies to eager players while No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition captured third spot with 40,313 units sold.
The rest of the top ten is made up of Inazuma Eleven Strikers, Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011, Taiko Drum Master Portable DX, Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2011, Noora and the Time Studio: The Witch of the Misty Forest, Alice Madness Returns and Wii Sports Resort.
New Rhythm Heaven and 3DS Lead the Charts in Japan