Animal Crossing: New Leaf Passes Three Million Sales in Japan

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon still number one in the charts

Update:

As correctly pointed out on Twitter by NintenDaan, it's worth remembering that Media Create charts only account for physical retail sales. The full sales for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be further beyond three million due to its success on the 3DS eShop.

Original Article:

Last week it became immediately noticeable that, based on its current momentum, Animal Crossing: New Leaf was just one week away from passing three million sales in Japan, which is roughly one for every four 3DS systems sold in the country. It's a terrific level of success for the title ahead of its arrival in the West this Summer.

Sales of New Leaf are still strong enough that it actually occupies second place in Japan's software chart this week, while Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon continues its run at the top of the tree. On Wii U watch, meanwhile, Game & Wario has managed to hang on in the top 10; the top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 68,423 (459,413)
2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 49,140 (3,025,368)
3. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 26,878 (367,959)
4. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 – 15,411 (141,665)
5. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 – 14,086 (117,839)
6. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission – 11,674 (151,881)
7. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition – 11,533 (442,322)
8. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth – 11,135 (56,795)
9. [PSP] Fate/Extra CCC – 11,128 (84,011)
10. [Wii U] Game & Wario – 11,064 (33,555)
11. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment – 10,611 (180,009)
12. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online – 9,900 (43,202)
13. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix – 9,801 (183,176)
14. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 9,669 (1,990,057)
15. [PS3] Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – 9,659 (New)
16. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 8,085 (85,579)
17. [PSP] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin – 7,566 (39,305)
18. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice – 7,032 (155,614)
19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 6,923 (2,020,351)
20. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies – 6,389 (199,246)

In terms of hardware, there are drops across the board for every system this week. The two 3DS models are reunited in the top places, while Wii U sheds sales but stays a little ahead of the PlayStation 3; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

3DS LL – 34,180 (38,442)
3DS – 22,684 (28,538)
PlayStation Vita – 19,328 (31,795)
Wii U – 16,807 (22,829)
PlayStation 3 – 14,783 (19,069)
PSP – 8,876 (12,594)
Wii – 1,718 (1,858)
Xbox 360 – 536 (598)

So there you have it, the 3DS and two big-hitting games are still setting the agenda in Japan. Luigi's adventure is potentially just one week away from passing half a million sales in Nintendo's homeland, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to be a reliable banker for the system.

[via gematsu.com]

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