Japan chart: 3DS hardware and software sales soar

Near-total Nintendo domination.

Nintendo platforms totally dominate this week's Japanese sales charts, with a number of key titles enjoying a massive spike during the country's annual Golden Week holiday period.

Mario Party 9 took the top spot, unseating Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and selling 144,585 in its second week on shelves.

There were six 3DS titles in the top 10. Super Mario 3D Land saw an 82 per cent week-on-week up-tick in sales to take fourth place, Mario Kart 7 was up 96 per cent in fifth, Kid Icarus: Uprising followed in sixth with sales up 63 per cent, while Monster Hunter Tri G was in seventh, with a 21 per cent sales increase.

15 of the top 20 games were for Nintendo platforms. There were no new entries.

Here's the full chart, courtesy of NeoGAF:

  1. Mario Party 9 (Nintendo, Wii) - 144,585 (Life to date: 297,468; -5%)
  2. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, PS3) - 52,428 / 304,953 (-79%)
  3. Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, 3DS) - 42,347 (345,260; -30%)
  4. Super Mario Land 3D (Nintendo, 3DS) - 28,528 (1,563,527; +82%)
  5. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 3DS) - 22,881 (1,695,305; +96%)
  6. Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, 3DS) - 18,788 (261,883; +63%)
  7. Monster Hunter 3 G (Capcom, 3DS) - 16,496 (1,433,370; +21%)
  8. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 3DS) - 13,810 (157,337; re-entry)
  9. Conception: Please Have My Children! (Spike, PSP) - 10,193 (40,039; -66%)
  10. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii) - 10,058 (935,555; +61%)
  11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PSP) - 9843 (128,409; +48%)
  12. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix, 3DS) - 9532 (308,484; +3%)
  13. Pokémon Conquest (Pokémon Co., DS) - 9069 (318,067; re-entry)
  14. Dynasty Warriors VS (Koei-Tecmo, 3DS) - 8614 (24,192; -45%)
  15. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii) - 8503 (2,345,476; re-entry)
  16. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 (Konami, PS3) - 6853 (152,934; +8%)
  17. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 6783 (3,561,199; re-entry)
  18. 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei Volume (Namco Bandai, PSP) - 6546 (328,432; -23%)
  19. Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin (Marvelous, 3DS) - 6408 (179,148; re-entry)
  20. Go Vacation (Namco Bandai; re-entry) - 6002 (271,087; re-entry)

It was a similar story over on the hardware chart, with 3DS way out ahead with 91,868 units sold, up from 74,282 last week.

Sales of the PlayStation 3 and PSP remained relatively flat in second and third, with the Wii leap-frogging Vita into fourth with a 50 per cent sales spike.

Sony's new handheld sold 10,583, down from 12,299.

  1. 3DS: 91,868 (Last week: 74,282)
  2. PlayStation 3: 23,478 (21,114)
  3. PSP: 20,033 (22,457)
  4. Wii: 15,789 (9200)
  5. Vita: 10,584 (12,299)
  6. PlayStation 2: 1611 (1395)
  7. Xbox 360: 1420 (1327)
  8. DSi XL: 1097 (895)
  9. DSi: 814 (717)

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