Pokémon Back on Top of Japanese Charts
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Not exactly a surprise
While many Pokémon fans are probably busy contemplating the arrival of Pokémon Black and White 2, gamers in Japan have been hitting the shops to buy up cross-over title Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition, propelling it to number one in the charts.
Elsewhere in the Media Create software charts, Mario Kart 7 and Monster Hunter 3 G cling on in eighth and ninth place respectively, while Mario faces the crushing disappointment of dropping outside of the top 10, with Super Mario 3D Land coming in eleventh. 3DS titles Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai and If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX are in the top ten, but they are extremely unlikely to be released outside of Japan.
In terms of hardware sales the 3DS continues to comfortably outperform all rivals. Although its sales didn't beat all other platforms combined it did come mighty close, with 64,017 units sold, while the Wii sold just 8,127 units. There must be some crowded StreetPass Mii Plazas in Japan.