3DS sets new Japanese sales record

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Think the 3DS is a flop? Think Again. Nintendo's handheld has just set a brand new monthly sales record in Japan.

Andriasang reports that Nintendo sold a total of 1,492,931 units in December. That's the best performance of any console since Enterbrain started tracking sales in 1997.

The console has been the best selling console in Japan now for seven months in a row.

The second best selling machine in December was PlayStation Vita, which sold a total of 402,794 units following its launch on December 17th.