The 3DS will cross the four million unit sales mark in Japan by the end of the year, according to a Nikkei report (translated by Andriasang) based on Enterbrain data. The system has been selling over 300K units per week for the last several weeks, thanks to the launch of Monster Hunter 3G.

The system regularly averages 80,000 sales in a week, having received a significant boost to its average following the system's price drop in August. Despite the progress, Nintendo is currently expected to report a ¥20 billion ($256M) loss at the end of its fiscal year in March, with the company's stock still heading down the warp pipe.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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