Although it's been available in PAL regions and North America since March, Mario Party 9 has only just been released in Japan. The Media Create charts, as reported by Andriasang, report that it sold 152,883 copies in its debut week, earning it second place in the charts behind the PS3 version of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
The 3DS had three titles in the software top 10, meanwhile, with Fire Emblem: Awakening in third place and surpassing 300,000 lifetime sales in just its second week: Super Mario 3D Land and Dynasty Warriors Vs finished in ninth and tenth respectively.
3DS hardware sales were dominant once again, its total of 74,282 being higher than all other consoles combined. The fading Wii enjoyed a small bump in sales, no doubt thanks to Mario Party 9, but still missed five figures with 9,200 units sold. Overall, it's a continuation of the good times for Nintendo in its homeland.