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Japanese Charts Bring Golden Results for Nintendo

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Holiday week brings extra sales

It's time for the weekly Japanese charts update, and if you've been reading these articles for the past couple of months you'll already know the story: Nintendo dominates sales in its homeland. The company's performance around the world may be a mixed bag at present, but results in Japan rarely let Satoru Iwata and his colleagues down.

The headline news in the software chart is that Mario Party 9 has jumped one position in its second week to take first place. Games on Nintendo systems account for eight of the top ten and the results are below, including life to date sales, courtesy of Andriasang.

[WII] 01. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 144,585 (297,468)
[PS3] 02. Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, 04.26.2012): 52,428 (304,953)
[3DS] 03. Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo, 04.19.2012): 42,347 (345,260)
[3DS] 04. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 28,528 (1,563,527)
[3DS] 05. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 22,881 (1,695,305)
[3DS] 06. Kid Icarus Uprising (Nintendo, 03.22.2012): 18,788 (261,883)
[3DS] 07. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 16,496 (1,433,370)
[3DS] 08. Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 13,810 (157,337)
[PSP] 09. Conception Please Give Birth to My Children (Spike Chunsoft, 04.26.2012): 10,193 (40,039)
[WII] 10. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11.11.2010): 10,058 (935,555)

The good news continues in the hardware chart: 3DS once again outsold all competitors combined and Wii enjoyed an increase in sales. Results are below, with last week's figures in parentheses.

1. 3DS: 91,868 (74,282)
2. PS3: 23,478 (21,114)
3. PSP: 20,033 (22,457)
4. Wii: 15,789 (9,200)
5. PSV: 10,583 (12,299)
6. PS2: 1,611 (1,395)
7. X360: 1,420 (1,327)
8. DSi XL: 1,097 (895)
9. DSi: 814 (717)

These results cover the Golden Week in Japan, a holiday period that can lead to boosts in sales, and it seems that Nintendo has benefited the most from the festivities.

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (30)

Bankai

#4

Bankai said:

Yes let's all judge a game's quality by its name, shall we? Heaven forbid the Japanese buy a good game that's all about bloodletting. It will never cease to amaze me that people don't bat an eyelid about a game that features ultraviolence. But the very suggestion of contextual sexual themes and it's immediately a game just for perverts.

MrArcade

#5

MrArcade said:

I saw that name and instantly lol'd. I have no idea what it is it just sounds so wrong

C-Olimar

#8

C-Olimar said:

Someone should have told the Vita about the increase in sales...

Anyway, if you guys think that conception game sounds wierd, you should try 'If I Were in a Sealed Room with a Girl I'd Probably XXX'

Hokori

#9

Hokori said:

Yes because call of dooty isn't laughable :p come on guys that game is much more creative then call of duty

theblackdragonAdmin

#10

theblackdragon said:

@waltz: if the name of the game wasn't so blatantly odd, there's a good chance people wouldn't be loling. it's about up there with that 'if i was sealed in a room with a girl i'd _____' (or whatever it's titled) game, lol. way to get uber-defensive over nothing, though-- sounds like you're still stinging over how Love Plus didn't really catch on here either. :3

Torchwood

#14

Torchwood said:

Please Give Birth To My Children?
I'd probably buy it, it's not like America doesn't have some weird stuff...

Nin-freak

#16

Nin-freak said:

Japan is known for it's, how would you put it? Sex themed games being popular. It's quite sad.

Enzo_V

#18

Enzo_V said:

the game is about ur a boy and u get to make babies with the girls XD
and let ur children join u in battle o.O -poker face-
I think its cool? but weird xD

ok thats it satoru fire emblem is going to AMERICA =.=

kdognumba1

#20

kdognumba1 said:

1 year ago there was nothing but doom and gloom articles, now look at the system. Bet those people are feeling FOOLISH.

BenAV

#22

BenAV said:

The 3DS sales just never slow down in Japan.
Really want to go there one day just for StreetPass hits!

MrArcade

#24

MrArcade said:

Not that i would buy it anyway, but id be embarrased to buy a game with that title.

Uncle_Optimus

#25

Uncle_Optimus said:

@ChocoGoldfish Yup, pretty much! Although I also think there would be a market for these type of otaku games in N. America as well, there just needs to be the corresponding platform that will support them...sideways glance to iOS. No really, no explicit nudity so it should fly by the censors and the game itself has a great developer pedigree. Couple that with a higher percentage of the revenue pie and c'mon Chunsoft whatcha waitin for?

Not-Another-Ad

#26

Not-Another-Ad said:

Wouldn't be better if females gave birth to children,rather than PSP's,we don't want another one of those Terminator incidents again?

Good job Nintendo,nevertheless.

Ernest_The_Crab

#27

Ernest_The_Crab said:

Is the title a reference to Golden Week? Also as C-Olimar pointed out, the Vita dropped in sales; that's a little surprising since literally everything else went up in sales that week in terms of systems.

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