Nintendo 3DS software continues to dominate Japanese charts

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The Nintendo 3DS continues its dominance across Japan, seeing twelve titles within this week’s Media Create sales charts – a clump of which filled the top five positions.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, which released in Japan last week, topped that chart with 104,569 unit sales, whereas Tomodachi Collection: New Life, Chousoko Henkei Gyrozetter: Ablbatross no Tsubasa, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf saw healthy sales performance.

In terms of hardware it was the Nintendo 3DS XL that lead sales, followed closely behind by the standard Nintendo 3DS model.

Last week’s software sales chart (with lifetime sales bracketed) is as follows:

1. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Nintendo – 104,569 (New)
2. Tomodachi Collection: New Life, Nintendo – 43,372 (1,133,246)
3. Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa, Square Enix – 17,925 (New)
4. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Nintendo – 14,949 (781,660)
5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo – 14,393 (3,278,356)
6. Resident Evil: Revelations, Capcom – 9,759 (160,120)
7. Shin Megami Tensei IV, Atlus – 9,034 (241,670)
8. Terraria, Spike Chunsoft – 6,608 (42,549)
9. Kamen Rider: Battride War, Namco Bandai – 6,152 (172,946)
10. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, Namco Bandai – 4,707 (208,316)
11. Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition, Namco Bandai – 4,634 (497,427)
12. New Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo – 3,595 (2,043,072)
13. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Capcom – 3,485 (319,972)
14. Mario Kart 7, Nintendo – 3,392 (2,064,091)
15. Valhalla Knights 3 , Marvelous AQL – 3,375 (60,0570)
16. Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History!, Namco Bandai – 2,568 (496,786)
17. God Eater Burst, Namco Bandai – 2,463 (4,376)
18. Pokemon Black 2 / White 2, Nintendo – 2,453 (3,014,537)
19. Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Curious Orb, Namco Bandai – 2,391 (495,981)
20. New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo – 2,224 (521,251)

Hardware Sales (last week’s sales bracketed)
1. 3DS LL – 29,533 (27,172)
2. 3DS – 17,602 (12,700)
3. PlayStation 3 – 10,872 (10,394)
4. PlayStation Vita – 10,664 (9,733)
5. Wii U – 5,983 (6,330)
6. PSP – 5,651 (5,076)
7. Wii – 1,461 (1,060)
8. Xbox 360 – 397 (432)

[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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