Kid Icarus Ignites 3DS Sales Spike in Japan

Up nearly 50%

Kid Icarus: Uprising is doing the business for Nintendo in Japan, as hardware sales following its release increased nearly 50% week-on-week.

As Masahiro Sakurai's game sold 132,526 units in Japan to top the software chart, 3DS hardware sales hit 94,011, up almost exactly 30,000 on the previous week's tally of 64,017. 3DS accounted for 57% of all hardware sales in Japan and was streets ahead of its nearest rival, Sony's PS3 with 25,750 sales. PS Vita meanwhile maintains sales around the 10,000 mark.

In the software charts, DS crossover Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition stayed strong in third place, with 65,046 sales bringing it near the quarter-million mark. Lower down the top ten, Nintendo's pre-Christmas trio of Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and Monster Hunter 3 G all sold over 20,000 units. Mario Kart 7 has passed the 1.5m mark, a truly impressive achievement.

Here's the full line-up of software, followed by hardware.

Numbers in brackets indicate total life-to-date sales.

[3DS] 01. Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, 03.22.2012): 132,526
[PSP] 02. Yakuza Black Panther 2 (Sega, 03.22.2012): 104,937
[NDS] 03. Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition (Pokemon, 03.17.2012): 65,046 (237,073)
[PS3] 04. Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom, 03.22.2012): 43,791
[PS3] 05. Ninja Gaiden 3 (Tecmo Koei, 03.22.2012): 29,797
[PS3] 06. Mugen Souls (Compile Heart, 03.22.2012): 23,004
[3DS] 07. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 22,402 (1,337,122)
[3DS] 08. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 20,890 (1,601,979)
[3DS] 09. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 20,305 (1,439,760)
[PSP] 10. Shining Blade (Sega, 03.15.2012): 19,032 (141,289)
[PSP] 11. Hakuouki Bakumatsu Musouroku (Idea Factory, 03.22.2012): 17,817
[3DS] 12. Mario & Sonic AT London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 16,731 (99,656)
[PS3] 13. One Piece Pirate Musou (Namco Bandai, 03.01.2012): 16,243 (796,751)
[PSP] 14. Fairy Tail Zelef Kakusei (Konami, 03.22.2012): 15,377
[3DS] 15. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai (Sega, 03.08.2012): 11,334 (116,351)
[3DS] 16. Harvest Moon Hajimari no Daichi (Marvelous AQL, 02.23.2012): 9,889 (147,106)
[PSV] 17. Little Busters! Converted Edition (Prototype, 03.22.2012): 8,372
[PSP] 18. Madoka Magika Portable (Namco Bandai, 03.15.2012): 8,138 (70,546)
[PSP] 19. Hanaoni Yume no Tsuzuki (Idea Factory, 03.22.2012): 8,023
[PS3] 20. Do Love Me Tuly! R (Minato Station, 03.22.2012): 6,834

Numbers in brackets indicate last week's sales.

1. 3DS: 94,011 (64,017)
2. PS3: 25,750 (27,900)
3. PSP: 19,875 (18,633)
4. PSV: 10,302 (10,021)
5. Wii: 9,270 (8,127)
6. PS2: 1,333 (1,165)
7. X360: 1,084 (1,145)
8. DSi LL: 1,058 (853)
9. DSi: 778 (617)

[via andriasang.com]

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