Nintendo Grabs Lots of Coins in Japanese Charts

1-ups for everyone

Japan is currently enjoying its summer break, which often represents a peak shopping period and, hopefully, plenty of Yen for gaming companies. The chart results for last week have come out rather well for Nintendo, continuing a positive spell of sales for the Kyoto-based company.

In terms of software, the entire top ten consists of games on Nintendo systems. Pokémon Black and White 2 is still selling well, Dragon Quest X has passed 500,000 sales, while
New Super Mario Bros. 2 finished top and gets ever closer to one million sales in its homeland.

[3DS] 01. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07.28.2012): 152,026 (942,758)
[NDS] 02. Pokemon Black & White 2 (Pokemon, 06.23.2012): 55,787 (2,631,683)
[WII] 03. Dragon Quest X (Square Enix, 08.02.2012): 45,470 (536,133)
[WII] 04. Just Dance Wii 2 (Nintendo, 07.26.2012): 24,723 (137,981)
[3DS] 05. Demon Training (Nintendo, 07.28.2012): 21,286 (119,374)
[3DS] 06. Taiko Drum Master Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07.12.2012): 21,215 (171,991)
[3DS] 07. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History (Namco Bandai, 07.05.2012): 16,813 (92,056)
[WII] 08. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 06.25.2009): 13,088 (2,971,249)
[3DS] 09. Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set (Columbia, 07.26.2012): 12,483 (62,063)
[WII] 10. Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection (Nintendo, 07.19.2012): 12,245 (171,726)

The hardware chart tells a similar story as in recent times, with 3DS comfortably outselling all other systems combined. This is even more helpful for Nintendo now that the system is no longer sold at a loss; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

Nintendo 3DS: 107,140 (108,897)
PlayStation 3: 19,202 (13,740)
Wii: 14,805 (15,916)
PlayStation Portable: 14,051 (12,208)
PlayStation Vita: 11,082 (8,805)
Xbox 360: 632 (517)
PlayStation 2: 627 (445)
Nintendo DSi: 410 (344)

Good results for Nintendo in the holiday week; success is currently coming relatively easily in the Land of the Rising Sun.

[via andriasang.com]

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