3DS Hardware Dominates Japanese Charts

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]