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Japanese 3DS sales up 20% in week of no new releases

Software chart remains almost static, but Nintendo handheld ramps up again

Nintendo's 3DS has continued its sales growth in Japan, selling an extra 20 per cent during the week between January 2 and 8, hitting nearly a quarter of a million units.

No new software was released during the period, so the games chart stayed relatively unchanged. However, Monster Hunter 3DS did cross the million-selling boundary, becoming the third 3DS title to do so.

All charts are courtesy of Media Create, via Andriasang.

Japanese software chart, January 2-8, 2012. Figures in brackets are lifetime sales.

  • [3DS] 01. Mario Kart 7 157,188 (1,317,357)
  • [3DS] 02. Super Mario 3D Land 119,093 (1,199,285)
  • [3DS] 03. Monster Hunter 3G 98,355 (1,083,853)
  • [3DS] 04. Inazuma Eleven Go 56,134 (325,358)
  • [PS3] 05. Musou Orochi 2 42,464 (316,516)
  • [WII] 06. Just Dance Wii 37,266 (490,677)
  • [PS3] 07. Final Fantasy XIII-2 35,325 (739,561)
  • [WII] 08. Wii Party 33,174 (2,256,803)
  • [WII] 09. Hoshi no Kirby Wii 33,040 (570,168)
  • [WII] 10. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack 30,783 (833,757)
  • [WII] 11. Go Vacation 26,852 (208,017)
  • [WII] 12. Mario Kart Wii 26,346 (3,474,659)
  • [3DS] 13. Nintendogs + Cats 24,514 (467,914)
  • [WII] 14. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme 23,521 (127,410)
  • [WII] 15. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version 23,422 (197,003)
  • [NDS] 16. Magician's Quest: The Merchant's Store of Sorcery 19,574 (165,962)
  • [NDS] 17. One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 New World 18,789 (290,002)
  • [PSP] 18. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP the Best 18,293 (154,438)
  • [WII] 19. Minna no Rhythm Tengoku 15,903 (670,305)
  • [PSP] 20. Winning Eleven 2012 15,689 (173,093)
Japanese hardware chart, January 2-8, 2012. Figures in brackets are last week's sales.
  • 1. 3DS: 240,819 (197,952)
  • 2. PS3: 74,459 (67,199)
  • 3. PSP: 71,033 (62,746)
  • 4. Wii: 49,525 (33,208)
  • 5. PSV: 42,915 (42,648)
  • 6. DSi LL: 3,971 (3,356)
  • 7. X360: 2,738 (2,453)
  • 8. DSi: 3,565 (2,418)
  • 9. PS2: 1,323 (1,659)

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