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3DS Hardware Dominates Japanese Charts

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Demon Training has a modest start

We already know that 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 have been able to boast of big launch sales in Japan, but we now have access to the full charts for a wider picture.

The Enterbrain software figures (via Andriasang), show that six of the top ten games are found on Nintendo systems, though Demon Training only manages 7th place. In the case of Nintendo's two high-profile 3DS titles these results don't include download sales through the eShop, but it's unclear whether download codes sold by some retailers contribute to the totals.

[3DS] 01. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07.28.2012): 430,185 (NEW)
[PS3] 02. Persona 4 Arena (Atlus, 07.26.2012): 117,318 (NEW)
[PSP] 03. Nayuta no Kiseki (Falcom, 07.26.2012): 83,836 (NEW)
[WII] 04. Just Dance Wii 2 (Nintendo, 07.26.2012): 61,382 (NEW)
[NDS] 05. Pokemon Black & White 2 (Pokemon, 06.23.2012): 61,116 (2,474,123)
[PSP] 06. Super Danganronpa 2 (Spike Chunsoft, 07.26.2012): 59,112 (NEW)
[3DS] 07. Demon Training (Nintendo, 07.28.2012): 46,528 (NEW)
[WII] 08. Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection (Nintendo, 07.19.2012): 31,324 (131,720)
[PSP] 09. Digimon World Redigitize (Namco Bandai, 07.19.2012): 29,877 (103,345)
[3DS] 10. Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set (Columbia, 07.26.2012): 26,146 (NEW)

The hardware results include the 3DS XL sales of around 193,000 units, with the overall 3DS total actually showing that the original model still sold in steady numbers; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

Nintendo 3DS: 235,974 (44,202)
PlayStation 3: 18,160 (16,232)
PlayStation Portable: 14,029 (13,199)
Wii: 10,549 (8,729)
PlayStation Vita: 9,081 (10,103)
Xbox 360: 632 (594)
Nintendo DSi: 496 (545)
PlayStation 2: 439 (414)

We'd expect fairly large hardware and software drops in next week's charts, but we'll see how successfully Nintendo maintains momentum in its homeland.

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (20)

Retro_on_theGo

#2

Retro_on_theGo said:

@KaiserGX hey hey now! Complaining about that Digimon game not yet being in America is my thing! Want it naoooo. Also Medabots!

Hurray for good Nintendo sales.

NintendoMaster

#8

NintendoMaster said:

I do realize that the 3DS LL just launched in Japan but the 3DS outsold the Vita about 26 : 1. And Pachter thinks 3DS is doomed!

FOREST_RANGER

#11

FOREST_RANGER said:

Reminder: it's not that Patcher thinks specifically that Nintendo is doomed, it's just that he's not confident in any handhelds beating mobile phones in the portable gaming scene :3

dimi

#14

dimi said:

Well Demon Training is a fine game., I would pay 5 euro for it in 3ds eshop no more than 10 though.

TysonOfTime

#16

TysonOfTime said:

I can't help but laugh when the Original 3DS's sales alone still beat out all the other systems.

Well, at least the Vita is selling better than the Xbox. :3

Hamtaro

#19

Hamtaro said:

I still dont have a 3ds...I want to play zelda ocarnia of time soo bad :[

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