Nintendo scored big in the Japanese software market over the holiday break, with several high-profile entries shifting a not-insignificant amount of units.
It comes from Famitsu’s weekly sales figures, which look something like this:
- The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds — 225,418 (3DS)
- Puzzle & Dragons Z — 198,968 (3DS)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster — 182,638(PS3)
- Pokemon X and Y — 156,483 (3DS)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster — 134,645 (Vita)
- Wii Party U — 87,262 (Wii U)
- New Super Mario Bros. U — 75,131 (Wii U)
- Super Mario 3D World — 71,159 (Wii U)
- Monster Hunter 4 — 40,338 (3DS)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf — 37,300 (3DS)
Only two of those games don’t appear on Nintendo formats.
In hardware, the 3DS family of handhelds placed top after shifting 208,893 units, while Wii U came second with 79,174, sitting ahead of PS Vita’s 75,207.
Nintendo Life adds that Mario Kart 7 ranked in 25th place, with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in at 29.
Could this be the start of a sales turnaround for Nintendo? Will the influence spread west? Time will tell.