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3DS Hardware and Software Still Dominating Charts in Japan

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Another week, same story

In recent weeks there has been one trend that has been impeccably reliable: that the 3DS is outselling its competitors in Japan. Its software has also invariably sold well, with multiple titles camped out in the top 10.

As reported by Andriasang, 3DS is once again the top selling hardware in The Land of the Rising Sun with 70,744 sales, a small drop from 76,322 the previous week. Unlike previous weeks the console didn't outsell all other rivals combined, mainly due to PS3 rising sharply to 65,116 sales, undoubtedly helped by its runaway software chart number one, One Piece Pirate Musou, which sold an incredible 655,774 copies.

The fact that Nintendo's portable held off the PS3 challenge without a similar new hit is impressive, and the software charts do once again lend support to the company's belief in producing games that have a lasting appeal. With six 3DS titles in the software top 10, it's notable that Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and Monster Hunter 3 G are still amongst that group despite being released in late 2011, all with well over one million sales in Japan alone.

More good news for Nintendo in its homeland, but will next week continue the good run?

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (16)

BenAV

#1

BenAV said:

Good to hear the 3DS keeps going on strong.
Can't wait to see what happens when Monster Hunter 4 hits.

RR529

#6

RR529 said:

Good to see 3DS is still going strong. Hope to see MH3G hit Stateside.

TysonOfTime

#10

TysonOfTime said:

As much as I wish the 3DS succeeds, I'm happy the new One Piece game is good. Hopefully it gets localized, as it looks amazing.

grimbldoo

#11

grimbldoo said:

@ClaytonLuigi They have a huge population; about 127,777,000 which is only about 185,374,000 less than America which is a pretty bid deal if you compare the size of the countries.

NintyMan

#12

NintyMan said:

Another good week with more Mario success. This ought to make Nintendo realize that they should have a Mario game come out immediately after the Wii U launch, if not on the same day.

@ClaytonLuigi: Japan might be a little island (technically islands) but there's a lot of people on those islands, especially around Tokyo and Osaka.

eviLaTtenDant

#14

eviLaTtenDant said:

Way to go! /me tries to imitate Charles Martinet
Also nice title at number 19. A PSP game named "I Don't Have Many Friends Portable". :D

Mryokokurama1

#16

Mryokokurama1 said:

I got my 3ds 4 to 3 weeks ago its black and i got it with mk7 now im waitin for kid icarus to come out.

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