Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings In At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

Nintendo celebrating an all 3DS top five

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has only just made it over to Japan and the 3DS title has swung right into number one position in the sales charts after shifting 104,569 units.

It takes the place of Tomodachi Collection: New Life, which has been a consistent seller for Nintendo in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The Japanese top 20 was dominated by 3DS titles, with the top five all being available on Nintendo's handheld.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Animal Crossing: New Leaf are residing in fourth and fifth position respectively, while Shin Megami Tensei IV - which entered at number one about a month ago - is now sat in seventh.

As for Wii U, there was one title in the top 20 in the form of New Super Mario Bros. U, which was unfortunately propping up the rest of the table in last place.

This week's software sales are below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 104,569 (New)
2. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 43,372 (1,133,246)
3. [3DS] Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa – 17,925 (New)
4. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 14,949 (781,660)
5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 14,393 (3,278,356)
6. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations – 9,759 (160,120)
7. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV – 9,034 (241,670)
8. [PS3] Terraria – 6,608 (42,549)
9. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War – 6,152 (172,946)
10. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission – 4,707 (208,316)
11. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition – 4,634 (497,427)
12. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3,595 (2,043,072)
13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) – 3,485 (319,972)
14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,392 (2,064,091)
15. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 – 3,375 (60,0570)
16. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! – 2,568 (496,786)
17. [PSP] God Eater Burst (PSP the Best) – 2,463 (4,376)
18. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 – 2,453 (3,014,537)
19. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Curious Orb – 2,391 (495,981)
20. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U – 2,224 (521,251)

In terms of hardware sales there's been little change. The 3DS XL is dominating - with its closest rival being the original version of the console - while Wii U sales were slightly down on the previous week.

The full hardware sales chart is below, with last week’s sales in parentheses.

3DS LL – 29,533 (27,172)
3DS – 17,602 (12,700)
PlayStation 3 – 10,872 (10,394)
PlayStation Vita – 10,664 (9,733)
Wii U – 5,983 (6,330)
PSP – 5,651 (5,076)
Wii – 1,461 (1,060)
Xbox 360 – 397 (432)

It's pretty much business as usual in Japan, with the 3DS dominating on both the hardware and software front and with plenty more games on the horizon the trend isn't showing any signs of stopping.

[via gematsu.com]

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