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Zelda sells nearly 200k in debut week in Japan

Skyward Sword doubles Wii sales and takes #1 spot

Latest Zelda title Skyward Sword has leapt straight to the top of the Japanese software chart, selling just shy of 200,000 copies and almost doubling the sales of its Wii host console from last week.

Figures from Japanese retail tracker Media Create indicate that the latest in the series sold 194,978 units during its opening week, making it the first of an incredible eight new releases in the top ten.

7th Dragon 2020 from SEGA came second followed by Saint Seiya Senki in third. Super Mario 3D Land took fourth. Modern Warfare 3 remained in the top ten by the skin of its teeth, selling just under 30,000 copies to take tenth.

Despite the Zelda boost, which saw Wii sales jump from 13,613 last week to 20,148 this week, the console still sat behind the PSP, PS3 and standout leader 3DS, which shifted 120,920 units.

All sales data is courtesy of Media Create, via Andriasang.

Japanese software chart 21/11/11 to 27/11/11. Figures in parentheses are lifetime sales.

  • 01. Zelda Skyward Sword - 194,978
  • 02. 7th Dragon 2020 - 122,498
  • 03. Saint Seiya Senki - 66,557
  • 04. Super Mario 3D Land - 61,710 (560,960)
  • 05. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition - 61,192
  • 06. Little Battler eXperience Boost - 60,727
  • 07. Weiss Schwarz Portable - 47,586
  • 08. Uta no Prince Sama Music - 38,918
  • 09. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version - 32,098
  • 10. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Subtitled Version - 29,726 (210,098)
  • 11. One Piece Gigant Battle 2 - 27,379 (143,441)
  • 12. Pop'n Music Portable 2 (Konami, 11/23): 20,965
  • 13. Ni no Kuni - 20,185 (87,217)
  • 14. Kirby Wii - 19,527 (255,566)
  • 15. Final Fantasy Type-0 - 16,655 (698,828)
  • 16. Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend - 16,322 (231,037)
  • 17. Pokepark 2 Beyond the World - 14,710 (69,740)
  • 18. Just Dance Wii - 14,013 (230,268)
  • 19. Wii Party - 13,756 (2,036,622)
  • 20. Sengoku Basara 3 Utage - 13,233 (163,201)

Japanese hardware chart 21/11/11 to 27/11/11. Figures in parentheses are last week's sales.

  • 1. 3DS: 120,920 (96,219)
  • 2. PS3: 34,031 (40,085)
  • 3. PSP: 33,151 (41,069)
  • 4. Wii: 20,148 (13,613)
  • 5. DSi LL: 2,237 (1,813)
  • 6. X360: 1,678 (1,763)
  • 7. PS2: 1,294 (1,291)
  • 8. DSi: 993 (897)
  • 9. DS Lite: 35 (31)

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