3DS Sales Jump in Japan Thanks to Kingdom Hearts

Another big week

Last week 3DS sales jumped 50% thanks to Kid Icarus: Uprising; this week it's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance bringing about the rise.

Square Enix's Disney crossover RPG sold 213,579 units in its first week. By comparison, Kid Icarus shifted 132,526 copies in its first seven days on sale, but this week dropped to fourth place with sales of 47,179. Kingdom Hearts was released on 29th March, and these charts span 26th March to 1st April, so this isn't a full week's sales for Sora and crew.

On the hardware front, Nintendo sold 121,921 3DS consoles across Japan, an increase of 30% on last week's 94,011 sales. 3DS sales have leapt 90% in the past two weeks thanks to the combined power of Pit, Disney and limited edition hardware releases such as this Kingdom Hearts 3DS bundle.

Here's the software charts. Numbers in parentheses indicate total life-to-date sales.

[3DS] 01. Kingdom Hearts 3D (Square Enix, 03.29.2012): 213,579
[PS3] 02. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 90,433
[PSP] 03. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 60,141
[3DS] 04. Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, 03.22.2012): 47,179 (179,705)
[NDS] 05. Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition (Pokemon, 03.17.2012): 30,535 (267,608)
[PSP] 06. Yakuza Black Panther 2 (Sega, 03.22.2012): 26,655 (131,592)
[3DS] 07. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 24,936 (1,464,696)
[3DS] 08. Monster Hunter 3 G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 21,288 (1,358,410)
[3DS] 09. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 19,653 (1,621,631)
[PSP] 10. Idolmaster Anime & G4U! Pack Vol.6 (Namco Bandai, 03.29.2012): 17,759
[PSV] 11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 17,264
[3DS] 12. Mario & Sonic AT London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 12,947 (112,603)
[PS3] 13. Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom, 03.22.2012): 11,926 (55,717)
[3DS] 14. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai (Sega, 03.08.2012): 8,267 (124,618)
[PS3] 15. Silent Hill HD Edition (Konami, 03.29.2012): 7,971
[PS3] 16. One Piece Pirate Musou (Namco Bandai, 03.01.2012): 7,851 (804,601)
[3DS] 17. Harvest Moon Hajimari no Daichi (Marvelous AQL, 02.23.2012): 7,657 (154,764)
[PSP] 18. Shining Blade (Sega, 03.15.2012): 7,535 (148,824)
[PSV] 19. New Little King Story (Konami, 03.29.2012): 7,141
[WII] 20. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11.11.2010): 6,596 (905,638)

Here's the hardware chart too. Last week's sales are in parentheses.

1. 3DS: 121,921 (94,011)
2. PS3: 23,771 (25,750)
3. PSP: 18,356 (19,875)
4. PSV: 12,105 (10,302)
5. Wii: 9,292 (9,270)
6. PS2: 1,374 (1,333)
7. X360: 1,317 (1,084)
8. DSi LL: 941 (1,058)
9. DSi: 771 (778)

[via andriasang.com]

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