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3DS accounts for 65 per cent of Japanese hardware sales

3DS accounts for 65 per cent of Japanese hardware sales

Thu 05 Apr 2012 9:12am GMT / 5:12am EDT / 2:12am PDT
Retail

Nintendo handheld dominates, Kingdom Hearts 3DS enters software chart at number one

The 3DS reasserted its dominance in Japan as Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance entered the software charts at number one.

According to data from Media Create, reported by Andriasang, the Square Enix release sold 213,579 units during the week ending April 1 - more than twice the amount sold by its nearest rival, Konami's Pro Baseball Spirits 2012.

Buoyed by the success of Kingdom Hearts, the 3DS held on to the top-spot in the hardware chart with 121,921 sales - an increase of almost 30,000 units over the previous week. The 3DS now accounts for almost 65 per cent of all hardware sales in the country.

However, Sony's rival handheld, the PlayStation Vita, continued to struggle, selling just 12,105 units with a single game in the software top 20: New Little King Story, a revamped version of the 2009 Wii release.

The full software chart is below. Life to date sales are in parentheses.

  • [3DS] 01. Kingdom Hearts 3D (Square Enix, 03.29.2012): 213,579
  • [PS3] 02. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 90,433
  • [PSP] 03. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 60,141
  • [3DS] 04. Kid Icarus Uprising (Nintendo, 03.22.2012): 47,179 (179,705)
  • [NDS] 05. Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition (Pokemon, 03.17.2012): 30,535 (267,608)
  • [PSP] 06. Yakuza Black Panther 2 (Sega, 03.22.2012): 26,655 (131,592)
  • [3DS] 07. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 24,936 (1,464,696)
  • [3DS] 08. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12.10.2011): 21,288 (1,358,410)
  • [3DS] 09. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 11.03.2011): 19,653 (1,621,631)
  • [PSP] 10. Idolmaster Anime & G4U! Pack Vol.6 (Namco Bandai, 03.29.2012): 17,759
  • [PSP] 11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 17,264
  • [3DS] 12. Mario & Sonic AT London Olympics (Nintendo, 03.01.2012): 12,947 (112,603)
  • [PS3] 13. Devil May Cry HD Collection (Capcom, 03.22.2012): 11,926 (55,717)
  • [3DS] 14. Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai (Sega, 03.08.2012): 8,267 (124,618)
  • [PS3] 15. Silent Hill HD Edition (Konami, 03.29.2012): 7,971
  • [PS3] 16. One Piece Pirate Musou (Namco Bandai, 03.01.2012): 7,851 (804,601)
  • [3DS] 17. Harvest Moon Hajimari no Daichi (Marvelous AQL, 02.23.2012): 7,657 (154,764)
  • [PSP] 18. Shining Blade (Sega, 03.15.2012): 7,535 (148,824)
  • [PSV] 19. New Little King Story (Konami, 03.29.2012): 7,141
  • [WII] 20. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11.11.2010): 6,596 (905,638)

The full hardware chart is below. Life to date sales are in parentheses.

  • 1. 3DS: 121,921 (94,011)
  • 2. PS3: 23,771 (25,750)
  • 3. PSP: 18,356 (19,875)
  • 4. PSV: 12,105 (10,302)
  • 5. Wii: 9,292 (9,270)
  • 6. PS2: 1,374 (1,333)
  • 7. X360: 1,317 (1,084)
  • 8. DSi LL: 941 (1,058)
  • 9. DSi: 771 (778)

2 Comments

Benjamin Crause Supervisor Central Support, Nintendo of Europe

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I believe in the hardware chart the sales in parentheses are the numbers from the prior week (and not LTD).

I hope Kingdom Hearts will do the same in Europe.

Posted:2 years ago

#1
[PSP] 03. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 60,141
[PSP] 11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, 03.29.2012): 17,264

Presume the 2nd one was actually the PSV version?

Problem with the PSV, is these "scattered" releases aren't building any form of momentum. To date, the PSV has sold around 200k this year in Japan: the 3DS has outsold that in its last 2 weeks of sales (and is close to 1.3m sold already this year).

Ironically, the PSV's other big competitor is the PSP. I guess that happens when there is no backwards compatibility...

Posted:2 years ago

#2

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