Tomodachi Collection: New Life Storms the Japanese Charts

3DS LL (XL) sales double

Another week of Japanese chart results, and another happy story for the 3DS. In recent weeks we've seen consistent success for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and the ever-green Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but the release of Tomodachi Collection: New Life, the life-simulation game currently exclusive to Japan, has given another substantial boost to the handheld.

In the software results the new title has seized number one with an impressive haul of sales, with a number of other 3DS titles scattered around the top 20; in somewhat disappointing news, there are no Wii U releases in any position. One other landmark is that New Super Mario Bros. 2 has passed two million physical retail sales in Japan — lifetime sales are in parenthesis, below.

1. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 404,858 (New)
2. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – 87,661 (New)
3. [PSP] Seven Dragon 2020 II – 73,697 (New)
4. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 41,296 (557,271)
5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 34,482 (3,096,559)
6. [PSP] Amnesia Crowd – 24,780 (New)
7. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Ride to Victory!! – 9,161 (53,698)
8. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 7,887 (378,645)
9. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History – 6,294 (464,573)
10. [360] Monster Hunter Frontier G1 Premium Package – 6,042 (New)
11. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 5,866 (2,002,396)
12. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 5,571 (155,296)
13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 5,180 (290,004)
14. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 – 5,097 (129,423)
15. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment – 5,001 (191,444)
16. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth – 4,555 (67,842)
17. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 4,518 (2,029,645)
18. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix – 4,270 (193,439)
19. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice – 4,162 (164,825)
20. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition – 3,950 (453,256)

On the hardware front it was another dominant week for the 3DS, and in particular the LL (XL) model. The Wii U has returned to four-figure levels as it awaits big software releases — last week's sales are in parenthesis.

3DS LL – 57,089 (28,139)
3DS – 18,833 (18,584)
PlayStation Vita – 15,011 (14,112)
PlayStation 3 – 13,915 (14,039)
Wii U – 8,798 (9,984)
PSP – 7,816 (7,566)
Wii – 1,379 (1,383)
Xbox 360 – 515 (492)

Some happy news for Nintendo in the Japanese handheld space, as always seems to be the case.

[via gematsu.com]