Fire Emblem: Awakening storms Japanese charts

Fire Emblem: Awakening sold a significant 240,000 units across Japan during its first week since launch, surpassing sales of all other games within the top 20 combined.

Code of Princess, a further new Nintendo 3DS release, placed second in the charts, achieving just shy of 20,000 units.

The full software chart, for April 16th – April 22nd, is as follows:

1. Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo
2. Code of Princess, Agatsuma
3. Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo
4. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z Saisei Volume, Namco Bandai
5. Monster Hunter 3G, Capcom
6. Kingdom Hearts 3D, Square Enix
7. Kid Icarus Uprising, Nintendo
8. Mario Kart 7, Nintendo
9. Chou Rich Tamagotchi Puchi Puchi Omisecchi, Namco Bandai
10. Detective Conan: Prelude From the Past, Namco Bandai
11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012, Konami
12. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012, Konami
13. Pokemon + Nobunaga’s Ambition, Nintendo
14. Mario & Sonic AT London Olympics, SEGA
15. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack, Nintendo
16. Seinarukana Oriharicon no Mei no Shita ni, Cyber Front
17. War in the North: Lord of the Rings, Warner Bros.
18. Detective Conan: Prelude From the Past, Namco Bandai
19. Mario Kart Wii, Nintendo
20. Miyako Awayuki no Utage, Idea Factory

In light of Fire Emblem: Awakening’s success, the Nintendo 3DS also saw a sales boost itself managing 84,760 units.

The hardware chart is as follows:

1. Nintendo 3DS: 84,760
2. PlayStation 3: 16,390
3. PlayStation Portable: 11,779
4. PlayStation Vita: 8,206
5. Wii: 7,025
7. Xbox 360: 1,282
6. PlayStation 2: 1,172
8. Nintendo DSi LL: 760
9. Nintendo DSi: 516

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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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