Wii Party storms Japanese chart

Nintendo title sells 235,000 in first week on sale in a busy few days for software sales

Nintendo's Wii Party has stormed straight into the number one slot in the Japanese software sales chart, shifting 235,000 in its first week on sale, according to date from Media Create for the seven days to the end of July 11.

The game held off stiff competition from Sony's PlayStation 3 title White Knight Chronicles: Awakening of Light and Darkness, which sold a respectable 176,000 copies.

The previous week's chart-topper, Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge from Level 5, fell to third - despite selling almost 100,000 units - while the latest Harvest Moon title, Twin Villages, was another new entry in fourth on 64,000.

Another notable new entry was Crackdown 2 for the Xbox 360, which although managed seventh place, only sold 15,000 units - solid for a new title on Microsoft's platform, but not in the same league as those games higher up the chart.

The full top ten is as follows:

  • 1. Wii Party (Nintendo) - Wii: 235,000
  • 2. White Knight Chronicles: Awakening of Light and Darkness (SCE) - PS3: 176,000
  • 3. Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge (Level 5) - DS: 98,000
  • 4. Harvest Moon: Twin Villages (Marvelous) - DS: 64,000
  • 5. Taiko Drum Master DS (Bandai Namco) - DS: 31,000
  • 6. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - Wii: 26,000
  • 7. Crackdown 2 (Microsoft) - Xbox 360: 15,000
  • 8. Friend Collection (Nintendo) - DS: 13,000
  • 9. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Blue Samurai Challenge (Konami) - PS3: 12,000
  • 10. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Blue Samurai Challenge (Konami) - PSP: 12,000

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Decent opening for Wii Party - although you would think a new Mario Party title would sell significantly better. I'm hoping its still coming (for the Wii) some day.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.8 years ago
Micheal, I too seem to be one of the few that enjoy the Mario Party titles and will openly admit it (Yes, I liked MP 8. There, I said it). I was hoping to see Mario Party 9 but Wii Party seems to be a pretty decent reinvention of the series. Toss Mario in the title and I'm sure it would have gained a few more sales but not a bad opening either.

This is actually pretty good sales all around. Post Golden Week sales haven't been kind so it's good to see an all around lift.
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