Kirby conquers Japan chart, hustles Pokémon into second

Nintendo knocks Nintendo from top spot

A Wii compilation of classic Kirby games has conquered the Japanese weekly software chart.

Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition sold 100,286 copies on its first week on sale. It contains six past Kirby adventures, re-released to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary. A UK release remains uncertain.

That left Pokémon Black and White 2 in second place for the first time since the DS duo launched. The pair still managed to notch up another 92,179 sales, making for a healthy 2.38 million total since launch.

3DS farming RPG Rune Factory 4 arrived in third place, while a new title featuring Namco Bandai's Pokémon rival Digimon popped up in fourth.

The hardware chart saw another weekly dip in 3DS sales as Japan prepares for the launch of the 3DS XL. Nintendo's machine still comfortably outsold all rivals, however. PlayStation Vita sunk back into fourth place meanwhile, behind the PlayStation 3 and PSP.

The full hardware and software line-ups lie below, courtesy of chart company Media-Create (via NeoGAF).

Hardware chart:

  1. Nintendo 3DS: 44,399 (last week: 47,063)
  2. PlayStation 3: 15,214 (14,813)
  3. PlayStation Portable: 13,058 (11,004)
  4. PlayStation Vita: 11,932 (13,427)
  5. Wii: 9002 (6747)
  6. Nintendo DS: 1343 (1140)
  7. PlayStation 2: 1093 (1197)
  8. Xbox 360: 865 (930)

Software chart:

  1. [WII] Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition - 100,286
  2. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 - 92,178
  3. [3DS] Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon - 85,955
  4. [PSP] Digimon World Re:Digitize - 85,817
  5. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2012 - 62,740
  6. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb - 31,741
  7. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2012 - 28,142
  8. [PSP] New Class of Heroes Mono: Toki no Gakuen - 19,284
  9. [PSP] Warriors Orochi 3 Special - 18,136
  10. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2012 - 16,837
  11. [PSP] Record of Agarest War Mariage - 14,556
  12. [PSP] Toki no Kizuna: Sekigahara Kitan - 13,667
  13. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D - 12,820
  14. [WII] Mario Party 9 - 10,969
  15. [PSP] Ailu de Puzzle - 10,738
  16. [3DS] Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost - 10,244
  17. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! - 9603
  18. [PSP] Toriko: Gourmet Survival! 2 - 9494
  19. [3DS] Pocket Soccer League: Calciobit - 8685
  20. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey IV: Denshou no Kyojin - 7217

Kirby's Dream Collection.

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