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Posted December 16, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News
 
 

Nintendomination: Wii U Tops Japan Charts, 3DS Passes PS3 LTD Sales

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nintendo wii u 3ds japan sales

According to Media Create’s sales data, Nintendo scored big in Japan for the week ending December 9th with a strong launch for the Wii U and a spike in the already massive weekly 3DS sales.

In total the Wii U sold 308K units in Japan during its opening week, easily putting it at the top of the sales charts. The new console failed to take the top spot in the software charts, however, New Super Mario Bros. U launched in a strong second place with 163.5K copies sold. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was the system’s second highest ranking title in 4th, with 106.3K units sold.

The 3DS enjoyed a 44K bump in weekly sales, bringing its total units sold for the week to almost 211.5K. The 3rd place debut of New Super Mario: Sticker Star with 129K in sales seemed to be the likely cause of the rise in hardware sales.

Additionally, Nintendo’s 3DS reached another sales milestone during the week with its life-to-date sales hitting 8.799 million units, putting it above the PS3′s LTD total of 8.716 million in Japan.

In terms of total hardware sales, Nintendo system’s owned an impressive 88% of the Japanese market during the week.

On the software front the 3DS held 20 titles in the top 40 chart, followed by the PS3 with 9 titles (including the top selling game Yakuza 5), the Wii U with 8, the Wii with 7, the PSP with 3, the Vita with 2, and 1 for the DS.

The full Japanese hardware and software sales charts for the week ending December 9, 2012 are as follows:

Hardware

|System| This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year |    YTD    |     LTD     |
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|  WIU |    308.142 |            |           |   308.142 |     308.142 |
|  3DS |    211.499 |    167.408 |   350.321 | 4.517.235 |   8.799.378 |
|  PS3 |     36.994 |     29.809 |    44.661 | 1.079.875 |   8.716.260 |
|  PSP |     19.637 |     15.941 |    51.191 |   758.852 |  19.488.236 |
|  PSV |     11.039 |     11.066 |           |   634.635 |   1.074.621 |
|  Wii |      6.714 |      5.550 |    46.018 |   445.479 |  12.608.700 |
|  360 |      1.216 |      1.217 |     3.211 |    72.354 |   1.608.399 |
|  PS2 |        904 |        812 |     1.268 |    55.005 |  21.829.112 |
|  NDS |        424 |        457 |     6.630 |    66.983 |  32.875.469 |

Software

01./00. [PS3] Yakuza 5 # (Sega) {2012.12.06} (¥8.800) – 356.757 / NEW
02./00. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 163.528 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (¥4.800) – 129.054 / NEW
04./00. [WIU] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate # (Capcom) {2012.12.08} (¥4.800) – 106.388 / NEW
05./04. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 89.195 / 1.301.507 (-15%)
06./00. [WIU] Nintendo Land (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥4.935) – 72.121 / NEW
07./03. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 58.655 / 174.610 (-49%)
08./08. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 47.929 / 1.501.086 (+45%)
09./05. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Dungeon (Pokemon Co.) {2012.11.23} (¥4.800) – 43.005 / 212.524 (-10%)
10./02. [3DS] Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney (Level 5) {2012.11.29} (¥5.980) – 29.271 / 158.127 (-77%)
11./01. [PS3] 2nd Super Robot Wars OG # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥8.379) – 24.175 / 241.885 (-89%)
12./06. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2012.11.22} (¥4.980) – 22.645 / 161.381 (-40%)
13./13. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 17.742 / 54.067 (+51%)
14./07. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2012.11.22} (¥7.980) – 17.237 / 250.821 (-52%)
15./00. [WIU] ZombiU (Ubisoft) {2012.12.08} (¥6.980) – 13.000 / NEW
16./17. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 11.512 / 263.402 (+53%)
17./21. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon Co.) {2012.06.23} (¥4.800) – 11.498 / 2.858.740
18./16. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters (Nintendo) {2012.09.27} (¥4.800) – 11.286 / 199.291 (+50%)
19./22. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 9.306 / 282.180
20./26. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 8.611 / 1.851.264
21./28. [3DS] Kobito Zukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set (Nippon Columbia) {2012.07.26} (¥5.040)
22./10. [PSV] Atelier Totori Plus: The Alchemist of Arland 2 # (Gust) {2012.11.29} (¥6.090)
23./30. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land # (Nintendo) {2011.11.03} (¥4.800)
24./32. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus # (Nintendo) {2010.11.11} (¥5.800)
25./29. [3DS] Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.15} (¥5.040)
26./34. [WII] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo) {2012.04.26} (¥5.800)
27./00. [PS3] Saints Row: The Third – Full Package (Spike Chunsoft) {2012.12.06} (¥4.179)
28./33. [3DS] Ouchi Mainichi Tamagotchi (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.22} (¥5.040)
29./12. [WII] Kamen Rider: Ultra Climax Heroes (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥6.280)
30./00. [WIU] Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper (Koei Tecmo) {2012.12.08} (¥7.140)
31./23. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (Konami) {2012.10.04} (¥7.980)
32./25. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2013 (Konami) {2012.11.01} (¥3.980)
33./09. [PSV] Fate/Stay Night -Realta Nua- (Kadokawa Shoten) {2012.11.29} (¥6.300)
34./14. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft) {2012.11.15} (¥7.770)
35./00. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {2009.12.03} (¥5.800)
36./41. [PSP] Little Battlers eXperience W (Level 5) {2012.10.18} (¥4.980)
37./11. [PSP] Kamen Rider: Ultra Climax Heroes (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥6.280)
38./44. [3DS] Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone (Nintendo) {2012.09.13} (¥3.800)
39./35. [3DS] Dangerous Ji-San to 1000-nin no Otomodachi Yokoshima (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.22} (¥5.040)
40./00. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online # (Square Enix) {2012.08.02} (¥6.980)
41./15. [3DS] Naruto: SD Powerful Shippuden (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.230)
42./00. [WIU] Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (Koei Tecmo) {2012.12.08} (¥7.140)
43./00. [WIU] Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.12.08} (¥6.980)
44./00. [WII] Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Nintendo) {2011.10.27} (¥5.800)
45./00. [WIU] Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft) {2012.12.08} (¥7.770)
46./37. [PS3] Okami HD (Capcom) {2012.11.01} (¥3.990)
47./00. [3DS] Nicola Kanshuu: Model Oshare Audition Platina (Alchemist) {2012.11.08} (¥5.980)
48./24. [3DS] E.X. Troopers (Capcom) {2012.11.22} (¥5.990)
49./27. [3DS] Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (Square Enix) {2012.10.11} (¥6.090)
50./45. [PS3] Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition (Sega) {2012.11.01} (¥5.229)

Source: NeoGAF


Justin Alderman

 
A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.