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Mario Tennis Takes Second in Japanese Charts

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

3DS on top, again

The most recent Media Create results for the Japanese charts are in, and Nintendo can be quite pleased with the outcome. The software results are slightly less impressive than normal due to a glut of new releases on other platforms, though Mario Tennis Open made a solid debut at number two, coming in behind Capcom's Dragon's Dogma on PS3.

[PS3] 01. Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, 05.24.2012): 302,040
[3DS] 02. Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 101,645
[PSP] 03. Uta no Prince Sama Debut (Broccoli, 05.24.2012): 61,376
[360] 04. Dragon's Dogma (Capcom, 05.24.2012): 29,024
[WII] 05. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04.26.2012): 20,820 (380,763)
[PS3] 06. Idolmaster Anime & G4U Pack Vol.8 (Namco Bandai, 05.24.2012): 16,670
[3DS] 07. Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo, 04.19.2012): 14,642 (391,345)
[PSP] 08. Juuza Engi Engetsu Sangokuden (Idea Factory, 05.24.2012): 11,627
[360] 09. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward .4 Premium Package (Capcom, 05.24.2012): 9,893
[3DS] 10. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 05.24.2012): 9,858 (1,595,096)

The dominance of 3DS in the hardware chart continued, with the handheld once again outselling the other consoles combined. The release of Mario Tennis Open also prompted a modest increase from last week's sales, which are in parenthesis.

1. 3DS: 55,212 (45,752)
2. PS3: 14,771 (12,026)
3. PSP: 10,617 (10,652)
4. PSV: 6,675 (6,347)
5. Wii: 6,149 (5,956)
6. X360: 3,069 (825)
7. PS2: 1,027 (1,166)
8. DSi LL: 628 (683)
9. DSi: 431 (425)

A good week for Nintendo in its homeland, and no doubt many of the top brass will feel relatively pleased as they pack their bags for LA.


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User Comments (10)



TheDreamingHawk said:

@Shadowflash in my may nintendo power's coming soon page, it has lots of hints toward a NA release... (Heating up, Comrade, Cover Story for the ages...) So it's more than likely going to come.



XCWarrior said:

Vita still in the c6,000 range. If that doesn't see a price drop next week, I'll be shocked. Or more fitting Sony basically disregards it and goes back to making things for the PSP.



Hokori said:

Wow MTO did better then I thought, I thought it would be in 5th place but it's in 2nd great job!



BenAV said:

You might as well write up a template about the 3DS dominating in Japan and just change the figures each time.
It's always the same story.

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