Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer leads Japan’s weekly sales chart

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Nintendo will be pleased to see Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has dominated Media Create’s weekly sales chart for Japan.

The Nintendo 3DS exclusive sold 522,556 copies since launching last Thursday, although couldn’t eclipse Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s first week sales – which sat at 603,064 copies.

It was the highest-placed new release, with the nearest competition being IA/VT Colorful from Marvelous which sold 38,881 copies to place third in the software chart.

On the hardware side, 55,124 units in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems were sold with New Nintendo 3DS LL more than doubling over the prior week. Whereas the Wii U remained steady at 11,938 units, marginally higher than that achieved the week before.

Software Sales (with lifetime sales bracketed)

1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Nintendo – 522,556 (New)
2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad, Nintendo – 107,945 (1,117,850)
3. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful, Marvelous – 38,881 (New)
4. [Wii U] Splatoon, Nintendo – 28,256 (483,413)
5. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+, Nintendo – 14,382 (373,985)
6. [PSV] Date A Live: Twin Edition Rio Reincarnation, Compile Heart – 13,107 (New)
7. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi, Capcom – 12,029 (70,919)
8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest, Nintendo – 11,018 (388,794)
9. [PSV] Ray Gigant, Bandai Namco – 8,673 (New)
10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, SCE – 8,553 (272,040)
11. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version, Bandai Namco – 7,464 (74,423)
12. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World, Nintendo – 7,176 (50,067)
13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8, Nintendo – 6,963 (1,081,476)
14. [3DS] Corpse Party: Blood Covered:… Repeated Fear, 5pb. – 6,664 (New)
15. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney, Capcom – 6,090 (175,251)
16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo – 6,009 (4,013,053)
17. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. – 5,977 (67,053)
18. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi, Capcom – 5,564 (40,725)
19. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion, Compile Heart – 5,221 (23,726)
20. [PSV] KLAP!! Kind Love And Punish, Idea Factory – 5,047 (New)

Hardware Sales (with last week’s sales bracketed)

1. New 3DS LL – 44,994 (21,028)
2. PlayStation 4 – 18,740 (17,656)
3. PlayStation Vita – 13,214 (13,843)
4. Wii U – 11,938 (11,257)
5. New 3DS – 7,671 (5,753)
6. PlayStation 3 – 2,540 (2,956)
7. 3DS – 1,585 (1,286)
8. 3DS LL – 874 (807)
9. PlayStation Vita TV – 527 (642)
10. Xbox One – 186 (211)

[Thanks Gematsu]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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