Enterbrain expects 3DS to be Japan’s 2011 top seller despite slow start

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:03 GMT

Enterbrain has released its annual industry report for Japan, and the analyst firm expects 3DS to be a top seller in the country this year despite its slow start at retail.

Looking over the report, the firm expects 3DS to move 2,868,000 by the ends of the near. PSP is expected to come up 490,000 shy of Nintendo’s latest by moving 2,378,000 units by year’s end.

3DS has moved 996,019 units Japan since launch, 742,244 of those units were sold during its first four weeks at market.

To hit the analyst firm’s projected number, the system will have to move 58,499 units a week for the rest of 2011.

Enterbrain expects the hardware slump which started in 2007 to continue through 2012 with total hardware expectations reaching 9,925,000 units this year, and 8,408,000 units in 2012 – even with NGP and Project Cafe expected.

Thanks: Andriasang, Gamasutra.

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