Famitsu is reporting that Nintendo didn't just dominate the Japanese Christmas charts, but it almost cleaned up the entire year too, taking nine out of the top ten total sales spots for the year. The only game to break that hold over Japanese gamers was Grand Theft Auto V on Playstation 3, and even then that only managed to reach #8 in the chart.
The top ten is as follows — sales were recorded up to 29th December 2013:
1) Pokemon X and Y (3DS) - 3,976,829
2) Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) - 3,293,312
3) Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) - 1,730,182 (lifetime to date: 4,017,159)
4) Tomodachi Collection (3DS) - 1,580,067
5) Dragon Quest VII (3DS) - 1,227,377
6) Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS) - 1,005,697
7) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) - 982,737
8) Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) - 605,882
9) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) - 584,479 (lifetime to date: 965,794)
10) Wii Party U (Wii U) - 518,766
Nintendo did just as well in the hardware stakes, too, with the 3DS selling 4,931,509 units in its home market last year, making for a total of 14,694,011 sales in the country to date. The Wii U sold 880,088 units, which puts it above everything but the 3DS and the Vita, which sold 1,197,980 systems over the whole year.
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