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Mario & Nintendo Continue To Dominate Japan

Published on August 22, 2012 by

Nintendo are smiling this week as once more they continue to dominate Japan with the top ten titles in this week’s software chart all found on Nintendo platforms.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is leader with just under 150,000 more copies sold. At the current rate of sales it will have broken the million mark by this time next week. Pokemon Black maintains a decent 62,000 while Dragon Quest X takes third at 47,000.

Nintendo sold another 111,857 units of the 3DS which includes both the old version and the new XL. The closest competitor was the PlayStation 3 at a lesser 16,277. The Vita continues to struggle to find its legs just about rising above the 10,000 mark.  Full charts below.

 

Japanese Software Chart (13th-19th August)

  1. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros, 2 – 148,225 (912,597)
  2. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 – 62,274 (2,644,459)
  3. [WII] Dragon Quest X – 47,065 (487,917)
  4. [WII] Just Dance Wii 2 – 23,231 (137,423)
  5. [3DS] Tohoku University Aging Medicine Research Institute – Headed By Professor Ryuta Kawashima – Train your Brain Effectively in 5 minutes a day with Oni Training – 20,372 (115,695)
  6. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb – 18,825 (166,588)
  7. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus – 15,682 (1,043,307)
  8. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! – 13,836 (89,944)
  9. [WII] Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition – 13,067 (179,934)
  10. [3DS] Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set – 12,646 (60,196)
  11. [PSP] Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Game – 12,097 (49,526)
  12. [PS3] Persona 4: Arena – 10,603 (176,476)
  13. [WII] Mario Party 9 – 10,339 (529,710)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D – 9828 (868,267)
  15. [3DS] Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon – 8340 (135,376)
  16. [PSP] Digimon World Re:Digitize – 8196 (153,581)
  17. [3DS] Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost – 7935 (114,565)
  18. [NDS] All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2 – 7774 (36,086)
  19. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2012 – 6796 (108,741)
  20. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open – 6680 (254,391)

 

Japanese Hardware Chart (13th-19th August)

  1. 3DS – 111,857 (102,646)
  2. PS3 – 16,277 (14,580)
  3. Wii – 15,640 (16,145)
  4. PSP – 13,285 (12,018)
  5. Vita – 11,298 (9446)
  6. DS – 2256 (952)
  7. PS2 – 1433 (1187)
  8. Xbox 360 – 978 (998)
 
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