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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]

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

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.