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Nintendo, 3DS home run Japan in 2013

Thursday, 25th July 2013 00:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In the first six months of 2013, Nintendo dominated game software sales in Japan.

Nintendo was by far and away the most successful single publisher in Japan in the first half of 2013, passing nearest rival Namco Bandai by a not insignificant margin of 1.71 million – that’s more sales than anyone outside the top three even made.

By individual platform, the 3DS hugely outsold its rivals, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf the top performer despite its late start. The 3DS was the only platform to shift games in millions of units. By comparison, the Vita had software sales on par with the PSP.

The PS3 was the only platform to fall in the mid-range, with the Wii U performing as poorly as Sony’s handhelds and its precursor the Wii. The Xbox 360 was not tracked at all.

The figures are available in full below, and were extracted from Famitsu by Nintendo Everything.

    Publisher

  1. Nintendo – 5.19 million
  2. Namco Bandai – 3.48 million
  3. Square Enix – 2.06 million
  4. Konami – 1.20 million
  5. Capcom – 1.12 million
    3DS software

  1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 1.37 million
  2. Dragon Quest VII – 1.21 million
  3. Tomodachi Collection – 1.20 million
    Wii U

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U – 140,000
  2. Nintendo Land – 110,000
  3. Dragon Quest X – 70,000
    Wii

  1. Taiko Drum Master – 190,000
  2. Mario Party 9 – 50,000
  3. Wii Sports Resort – 40,000
    PlayStation 3

  1. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – 440,000
  2. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – 390,000
  3. Dynasty Warriors 7 – 320,000
    Vita

  1. Soul Sacrifice – 180,000
  2. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus – 130,000
  3. Toukiden – 120,000
    PSP

  1. Sword Art Online Infinity Moment – 190,000
  2. Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 – 150,000
  3. Summon Night 5 – 120,000

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2 Comments

  1. Alernet

    bada-boom baby

    #1 1 year ago
  2. stealth

    3ds is dominating

    #2 1 year ago

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