Japanese charts: 3DS sales soar due to Mario Kart 7

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 21:06 GMT

Media Create has released its weekly sales chart, and unsurprisingly, Mario Kart 7 is king of the software chart with 423,619 units moved. It also contributed to almost a doubling of 3DS sales over the prior week.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata mentioned yesterday the game had sold through over 420,000 units.

Namco’s Gundam Extreme VS debuted a close second with 349,756 units moved for PS3, and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Revelation hit the three spot with 39,947 units sold.

Last week’s best-seller, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, fell to fourth place, but managed to move another 32,191 units for the week, while Nintendo’s Fortune Street Wi moved 27,640 units, putting it in fifth place.

All in all, there were eight new releases for the week in the top 20, as noted in Media Create’s chart below. Last week’s figures are in parenthesis and can also be found here.

  1. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01): 423,619 — NEW
  2. [PS3] Gundam Extreme VS. (Namco Bandai, 12/01): 349,756 — NEW
  3. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 73,907 (634,868)
  4. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed Revelation (Ubisoft, 12/01): 39,947 — NEW
  5. [WII] Zelda Skyward Sword (Nintendo, 11/23): 32,191 (227,169)
  6. [WII] Fortune Street Wii (Square Enix, 12/01): 27,640 — NEW
  7. [WII] Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 27,352 (282,917)
  8. [NDS] Power Pro Kun Pocket 14 (Konami, 12/01): 24,512 — NEW
  9. [PSP] Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Forze (Namco Bandai, 12/01): 23,327 — NEW
  10. [PS3] The King of Fighters XIII (SNK Playmore, 12/01): 21,525 — NEW
  11. [WII] Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Forze (Namco Bandai, 12/01): 21,379 — NEW
  12. [WII] Pokepark 2 Beyond the World (Pokemon, 11/12): 19,937 (89,678)
  13. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo, 07/08): 19,155 (2,055,777)
  14. [WII] Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 18,070 (248,338)
  15. [PSP] 7th Dragon 2020 (Sega, 11/23): 17,175 (139,673)
  16. [NDS] One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/17): 16,915 (160,356)
  17. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version (Namco Bandai, 11/23): 16,669 (48,767)
  18. [PSP] Little Battle eXperience Boost (Level-5, 11/23): 16,596 (77,323)
  19. [WII] Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11/11/10): 15,856 (680,079)
  20. [PS3] Tekken Hybrid (Namco Bandai, 12/01): 14,195 — NEW

PSP, PS3 and Wii also saw small increases over last week, but even with PS3 coming in second on the hardware chart, it never came close to besting 3DS.

Here’s the full hardware chart for November 28 to December 4, with last week’s sales in parentheses.

  1. 3DS: 205,962 (120,920)
  2. PS3: 40,668 (34,031)
  3. PSP: 39,547 (33,151)
  4. Wii: 31,071 (20,148)
  5. DSi LL: 2,899 (2,237)
  6. X360: 1,660 (1,678)
  7. PS2: 1,500 (1,294)
  8. DSi: 1,516 (993)
  9. DS Lite: 21 (35)

Thanks, Andriasang.

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