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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D tops in Japan

Wednesday, 19th June 2013 15:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D topped the Media Create charts in Japan with 104,569 units moved, and ultimately helped provide 3DS with a much needed surge after disappointed hardware sales over the last couple of weeks. Sales of 3DS LL hit 29,533 units over the prior week’s 27,172 units, while 3DS sales saw the biggest jump out of the two offerings. The system moved 17,602 compared to 12,700 the prior week.

Most hardware offerings saw a surge, and the only two systems that continued to decline were Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Here’s the full software chart for June 10-16 Life-to-date sales are in parentheses:

  1. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, 06/13/13) – 104,569 (New)
  2. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) – 43,372 (1,133,246)
  3. [3DS] Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa (Square Enix, 06/13/13) – 17,925 (New)
  4. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 14,949 (781,660)
  5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 14,393 (3,278,356)
  6. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom, 05/23/13) – 9,759 (160,120)
  7. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, 05/23/13) – 9,034 (241,670)
  8. [PS3] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 05/23/13) – 6,608 (42,549)
  9. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War (Namco Bandai, 05/23/13) – 6,152 (172,946)
  10. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Namco Bandai, 02/28/13) – 4,707 (208,316)
  11. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/29/12) – 4,634 (497,427)
  12. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 3,595 (2,043,072)
  13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom, 11/15/12) – 3,485 (319,972)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,392 (2,064,091)
  15. [PSV] Valhalla Knights 3 (Marvelous AQL, 05/23/13) – 3,375 (60,0570)
  16. [3DS] Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) – 2,568 (496,786)
  17. [PSP] God Eater Burst (PSP the Best) (Namco Bandai, 06/06/13) – 2,463 (4,376)
  18. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemn, 06/23/12) – 2,453 (3,014,537)
  19. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Curious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) – 2,391 (495,981)
  20. [Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 12/08/12) – 2,224 (521,251)

Here’s the full hardware chart for Week 24. Last week’s sales are in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL – 29,533 (27,172) +
  • 3DS – 17,602 (12,700) +
  • PS3– 10,872 (10,394) +
  • PSV– 10,664 (9,733) +
  • Wii U – 5,983 (6,330) –
  • PSP – 5,651 (5,076)+
  • Wii – 1,461 (1,060) +
  • 360 – 397 (432) –

Thanks, Gematsu.

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2 Comments

  1. mistermogul

    Great news.

    Anyone with even the very slightest interest in platformers must pick this up. It’s amazing :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Francis O

    So Donkey Kong isn’t a system seller? Right…wait till Tropical Freeze comes out! That game is going to move a lot of Wii U’s this fall in Japan, Europe, and the US.

    #2 2 years ago

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