The Nintendo 3DS reached a milestone in Japan as its lifetime sales for the console have now exceeded those of Sony’s PS3.
The PS3 was released in November 2006 in Japan and has since accumulated over 8.7 million units sold. As for the 3DS, that only came out in March 2011 and has now sold over 8.8 million units. At this rapid pace, it could go on to be one of the best selling consoles ever in Japan.
The original DS is the best selling console in Japan right now with sales over 32 million units. The next best selling console is the PS2 with over 21 million units. Depending on how long Nintendo will support the 3DS, the console might be able to exceed both of these milestones at this rate.