Nintendo’s Japan success continues

Whilst sales slumped following the surge caused by Golden Week, Nintendo have still retained a healthy position at retail in Japan.

Mario Party 9 remained the best-selling title with the Nintendo 3DS also holding the top spot in the hardware chart, with Sony’s Starhawk being the only new release placing a credible fourth.

Whilst Nintendo 3DS sales halved compared to the previous week to 46,425 units, PlayStation Vita fell to just 6,340 units – the handheld’s lowest weekly total since launch.

The software chart, tracking sales between May 7th-13th, is as follows:

1. Mario Party 9, Nintendo
2. Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo
3. Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, Capcom
4. Starhawk, Sony
5. Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo
6. Monster Hunter 3G, Capcom
7. Mario Kart 7, Nintendo
8. Kid Icarus Uprising, Nintendo
9. Mario & Sonic at 2012 London Olympic Games, Nintendo
10. Conception Please Give Birth to My Children, Spike Chunsoft
11. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack, Nintendo
12. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (PSP), Konami
13. Wii Party, Nintendo
14. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (PS3), Konami
15. Dynasty Warriors VS, Tecmo Koei
16. Kingdom Hearts 3D, Square Enix
17. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Capcom
18. Harvest Moon Hajimari no Daichi, MAQL
19. 2nd Super Robot Wars Z Saisei Volume, Namco Bandai
20. Pokemon + Nobunaga’s Ambition, Tecmo Koei

The full hardware chart for the same week is as follows:

1. Nintendo 3DS: 46,425
2. PlayStation 3: 12,996
3. PSP: 12,247
4. PS Vita: 6,340
5. Wii: 6,073
6. PlayStation 2: 1,212
7. Xbox 360: 1,023
8. Nintendo DSi LL: 819
9. Nintendo DSi: 387

[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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