Mario Kart 8 and 3DS continue Japanese sales chart dominance

Mario Kart 8 continues to speed ahead of the competition in this week’s Japanese sales chart, the Wii U exclusive shifting another 42,461 copies that allowed it to remain atop the chart.

LEVEL-5’s Yokai Watch and Atlus’ Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth saw success enjoyed another sales surge, while new releases across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita peppered the chart.

Meanwhile the 3DS LL led the hardware sales by achieving 21,267 unit sales, with the standard 3DS selling 5,308 units. The PlayStation Vita also saw stronger sales at 13,229 units throughout the week, narrowly edging out the Wii U into third which achieved 12,249 unit sales.

Software Sales (lifetime sales bracketed)
1. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 42,461 (441,205)
2. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 32,960 (1,087,217)
3. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 31,472 (218,329)
4. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 20,264 (103,267)
5. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution (Falcom, 06/12/14) – 19,659 (New)
6. [PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 18,026 (New)
7. [PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 10,348 (New)
8. [PS4] Thief (Square Enix, 06/12/14) – 8,772 (New)
9. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! (FuRyu, 06/05/14) – 7,315 (39,568)
10. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer (EA, 02/22/14) – 6,264 (41,436)
11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 6,218 (42,914)
12. [PS3] Thief (Square Enix, 06/12/14) – 4,899 (New)
13. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,834 (4,083,184)
14. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 4,617 (393,544)
15. [Wii U] One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, 06/12/14) – 4,209 (New)
16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 4,195 (2,335,837)
17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,835 (3,293,056)
18. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) – 3,470 (18,612)
19. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/14) – 3,379 (599,510)
20. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories (Bandai Namco, 05/29/14) – 3,295 (93,733)

Hardware Sales (last week’s sales bracketed)
1. 3DS LL – 21,267 (30,924)
2. PlayStation Vita – 13,299 (11,450)
3. Wii U – 12,249 (13,766)
4. PlayStation 4 – 8,395 (9,466)
5. PlayStation 3 – 6,564 (6,561)
6. 3DS – 5,308 (5,346)
7. PSP – 4,325 (9,365)
8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,436 (1,193)
9. Xbox 360 – 231 (255)

[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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