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Japanese charts: 3DS remains on top, Monster Hunter 3G passes 1 million sold mark

Wednesday, 11th January 2012 17:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

3DS continued to dominate Media Create’s weekly sales chart moving 240,819 units which is a 20% increase over the week prior. Monster Hunter 3G crossed the 1 million units sold mark during the week, making it the third 3DS and first third-party title to do so.

A lack of new releases

For the week ending January 8, there were no new releases in the region, so you would be forgiven for thinking the top 20 looked similar to last week’s.

Mario Kart 7 topped the chart with 157,188 units moved, and was followed by Super Mario Land 3D with 119,093 units sold. Monster Hunter 3G moved 98,355 units for the week, and the chart also saw the return of Nintendogs + Cats which landed in the 13 spot.

The full top 20 for the week with LtD sales in parentheses is posted below, courtesy of Andriasang.

  • [3DS] 01. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01): 157,188 (1,317,357)
  • [3DS] 02. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 119,093 (1,199,285)
  • [3DS] 03. Monster Hunter 3G (Cacpom, 12/10): 98,355 (1,083,853)
  • [3DS] 04. Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 12/15): 56,134 (325,358)
  • [PS3] 05. Musou Orochi 2 (Tecmo Koei, 12/22): 42,464 (316,516)
  • [WII] 06. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 37,266 (490,677)
  • [PS3] 07. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15): 35,325 (739,561)
  • [WII] 08. Wii Party (Nintendo, 07/08/2010): 33,174 (2,256,803)
  • [WII] 09. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 33,040 (570,168)
  • [WII] 10. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11/11/2010): 30,783 (833,757)
  • [WII] 11. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai,, 10/20): 26,852 (208,017)
  • [WII] 12. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, 04/10/2008): 26,346 (3,474,659)
  • [3DS] 13. Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, 02/26): 24,514 (467,914)
  • [WII] 14. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme (Level-5, 12/22): 23,521 (127,410)
  • [WII] 15. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version (Namco Bandai,, 11/23): 23,422 (197,003)
  • [NDS] 16. Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami, 12/10): 19,574 (165,962)
  • [NDS] 17. One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 New World (Namco Bandai, 11/17): 18,789 (290,002)
  • [PSP] 18. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best (Capcom, 09/22): 18,293 (154,438)
  • [WII] 19. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo, 07/21): 15,903 (670,305)
  • [PSP] 20. Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 11/03): 15,689 (173,093)

3DS continues to move, Vita remains flat

3DS, as mentioned previously, topped the chart for the week with a 20% sales increase over the week prior.  Wii also saw a boost in sales, with 16,317 unit increase over last week.

PS3 came in second on the chart with a 7,260 unit increase, and was followed by PSP with 71,033 units moved in total. Vita sales were rather flat compared to last week, as the new handheld only moved an extra 267 units in comparison.

The hardware chart is posted below, with last week’s sales in parenthesis.

  1. 3DS: 240,819 (197,952)
  2. PS3: 74,459 (67,199)
  3. PSP: 71,033 (62,746)
  4. Wii: 49,525 (33,208)
  5. PSV: 42,915 (42,648)
  6. DSi LL: 3,971 (3,356)
  7. X360: 2,738 (2,453)
  8. DSi: 3,565 (2,418)
  9. PS2: 1,323 (1,659)

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  1. Len

    Does anyone realistically think they might drop the price for the US launch or stick to their guns to start with?

    As much as I really really want one I am sorely tempted to wait as I got burnt by the 3DS.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    I do recommend you to wait becuase i think the price cut will be sooner than expected, if the Vita have the same performance in the U.S like in Japan, i think it will happen, just wait a couple of weeks to see how it goes, if the situation is different and the sales % keeps going strong after the launch, well get it cause i dont think they will make any price cut, and i know what you mean i purchase a 3DS at launch and then 2 since the price cut, and now i do wonder why i did not wait a little bit to get it.
    p.s i will wait also a couple of weeks to get mine

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Len

    We can wait it out together and see who breaks first MO (I bet it’s me)! :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    #3 deal 8D lol

    #4 2 years ago