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Nintendo 3DS price cut boosts Japanese game sales

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The Nintendo 3DS price cut has boosted sales of its games in Japan.

The global price cut came into effect on August 12, and has been credited with an impressive rise in sales for various 3DS games.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D climbed to sixth place in the Japanese software chart, selling 31,772 copies - a 548% increase on the week before, reports Eurogamer.

Nintendogs + Cats and One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP re-entered the top 20 at 12 and 14 respectively, and Star Fox 3D leapt from 38th to 18th position.

Super Pokémon Rumble for the 3DS debuted at number two behind the PSP's Monster Hunter Diary Poka Poka Felyne Villa G.

The 3DS was also the bestselling piece of hardware, with an estimated 196,077 units.

The price drop has seen the 3DS fall from £200 to as little as £115 in some UK retailers. In the US it has been reduced from $249 (£151) to $169 (£102), and from ¥ 25,000 (£198) to ¥15,000 (£120) in Japan.

Nintendo has claimed that the price cut is unprecedented.

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