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New Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3DS LL maintain top spots on Japanese retail charts

Wednesday, 29th August 2012 16:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is still the reigning champion of Japanese games retail this week, as is 3DS LL. According to Media Create figures, the latest Mario title moved 68,547 units, bringing the grand total in the region to 981,144 lifetime. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings also debuted in Japan this week on Xbox 360, landing in the 19th spot with 4,924 units sold.

Get the full hardware and software charts below.

Here’s the full software chart for the period. Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 68,547 (981,144)
  2. [PSP] Bakemonogatari Portable (Namco Bandai, 08/23/12) 34,500 (New)
  3. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon Co., 06/23/12) – 33,955 (2,678,414)
  4. [Wii] Dragon Quest X (Square Enix, 08/02/12) – 22,457 (510,374)
  5. [3DS] Demon Training (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 12,427 (128,121)
  6. [Wii] Just Dance Wii 2 (Nintendo, 07/26/12) – 11,702 (149,126)
  7. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Curious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 11,140 (177,728)
  8. [3DS] Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set (Nippon Columbia, 07/26/12) – 8,588 (68,783)
  9. [Wii] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 11/11/10) – 8,569 (1,051,876)
  10. [PSP] Detective Opera: Milky Holmes 2 (Bushiroad, 08/23/12) – 7,842 (New)
  11. [PSV] Special Report Division (Nippon Ichi Software, 08/23/12) – 7,425 (New)
  12. [Wii] Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition (Nintendo, 07/19/12) – 7,026 (186,959)
  13. [PSP] Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Game (Namco Bandai, 08/09/12) – 6,908 (56,434)
  14. [PS3] Rinne no Lagrange: Kamogawa Days – Game & Ova Hybrid Disc (Namco Bandai, 08/23/12) – 6,563 (New)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (Square Enix, 05/31/12) – 6,164 (874,431)
  16. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 (Marvelous AQL, 07/19/12) – 5,263 (140,639)
  17. [WII] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, 04/26/12) – 5,180 (534,890)
  18. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena (Atlus, 07/26/12) – 5,102 (181,578)
  19. [360] The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Spike Chunsoft, 08/23/12) – 4,924 (New)
  20. [3DS] Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost (Level 5, 07/05/12) – 4,784 (119,350)

Here’s the hardware chart for the same period. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL- 41,901 (66,412)
  • 3DS – 29,472 (45,445)
  • PS3 – 11,896 (16,277)
  • PSV – 10,880 (11,298)
  • PSP – 9,499 (13,285)
  • Wii – 8,810 (15,640)
  • PS2 – 1,157 (1,433)
  • DSi LL – 870 (1,187)
  • 360 – 863 (978)
  • DSi – 672 (1,069)

Thanks, Gematsu.

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  1. ManuOtaku

    The Witcher 2, an xbox tittle, non japanese RPG, in the top 20 woooww, sometimes it does rains cows.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Gadzooks!

    That would require a pretty sturdy umbrella I guess?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Only 1 PSV title on that list…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    @3,
    Vita game topping the list next week. Although it would probably stay in the dumps for this year UNLESS sony knocks everyones socks off at TGS.
    @Manu,
    A nitpick, but you always write “tittle” instead of “title”.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    #4 yeah i do :), sorry my bad i will correct it next time, thank you very much, really appreciated.
    p.s i think my subconcious is playing me tricks, i was doing it without realizing it :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    I still haven’t made my handheld choice yet, so Sony still have time to impress me. But it sure feels like a one sided race right now. 3DSxl. One thing I don’t know about is what the digital offerings for either company are.

    Is there a place where I can look over the digital games for sale? I know I can look on my PS3 for some PSV games, but is the list they have there all there is? And what type of advantages is there to PSN+ members(and I am) for owning a PSV?

    Cause from whewre I am sitting Sony has better hardware, but Nintendo has the better line up of software.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. polygem

    i love the software for the 3ds. the e-shop stuff too. lots of nice stuff to find there. only downside is that there is no gamertag-like account. your downloads aren´t connected to your account or credit card, but to your 3ds system only and you can only transfer from one console to another. no redownloading stuff. all that will probably/ hopefully change with miiverse.
    that´s the only downside though. the 3ds games are fantastic. it is the most played gaming system for me atm. among the best purchases i did in the last 5 years or so. this and my brompton folding bike ;)
    right now i am replaying a lot of ds games and i am buying some that i haven´t played yet. they all look fantastic on the 3ds xl and there are so many games that are still so much fun o play. for a handheld games system, other than the online/account issues, the 3ds is the best option by far imho.

    #7 2 years ago