Nintendo dominates Japanese software chart

As has become the case over the Christmas period, Nintendo have once again dominated the Japanese software chart with sixteen platform exclusive titles appearing within the top twenty.

Mario Kart 7 topped the chart achieving sales of 260,836 units, and denied newcomer Musou Orochi Z the top spot. Super Mario 3D Land also placed third, seeing sales of 174,566 units. As previously reported both key Nintendo 3DS releases have now soared past lifetime sales of a million units.

Monster Hunter 3G also saw strong continued sales allowing it to place fourth, with 155,069 units sold amounting to a lifetime total of 885,456 units.

What can perhaps be deemed a surprise is that no PlayStation Vita games made it into the chart, Sony’s latest handheld having launched on December 17th.

The chart, with unit sales figures, is as follows:
1. Mario Kart 7, Nintendo – 260,836
2. Musou Orochi Z, Tecmo Koei – 200,526
3. Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo – 174,566
4. Monster Hunter 3G, Capcom – 155,069
5. Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix – 118,816
6. Hoshi no Kirby Wii, Nintendo – 114,545
7. Just Dance Wii, Nintendo – 96,771
8. SD Gundam G Generation 3D, Namco Bandai – 90,873
9. Inazuma Eleven Go, Level-5 – 86,026
10. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme, Level-5 – 85,117
11. Wii Party, Nintendo – 71,461
12. Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha A’s Portable The Gears of Destiny, Namco Bandai – 57,320
13. Poke Park 2, Pokemon – 55,344
14. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Ultimate Edition, Namco Bandai – 55,256
15. Mario & Sonic at London Olympics, Nintendo – 52,611
16. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Dubbed Version,Square Enix – 51,156
17. Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery, Konami – 50,074
18. One Piece Gigant Battle! 2, Namco Bandai – 49,921
19. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack, Nintendo – 48,929
20. Mario Kart Wii, Nintendo – 43,752

[Thanks Andriasang]

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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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