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Nintendo flattens rivals in latest Japanese charts

Company's platforms fill out entire software top 10.

Mario maker Nintendo has increased its dominance over Japan's game-buying public, with the top 10 titles in this week's software chart all found on Nintendo platforms.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 leads the charge with around 150,000 more copies sold. At the current rate of sales it will have broken the million copies milestone by this time next week.

Weekly sales were generally up week-on-week due to Japan's annual Obon holiday.

Nintendo sold another 111,857 units of the 3DS according to chart company Media-Create (via NeoGAF). PlayStation 3 was a remote second, with 16,777 units sold.

Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita ducked its head above the 10,000 barrier for first time in several weeks - but only just.

The full list of hardware and software figures lies below.

Japanese software chart (13th-19th August)

  1. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros, 2 - 148,225 (last week: 912,597)
  2. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 (White 2 - 62,274 (2,644,459)
  3. [WII] Dragon Quest X - 47,065 (487,917)
  4. [WII] Just Dance Wii 2 - 23,231 (137,423)
  5. [3DS] Tohoku University Aging Medicine Research Institute - Headed By Professor Ryuta Kawashima - Train your Brain Effectively in 5 minutes a day with Oni Training - 20,372 (115,695)
  6. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb - 18,825 (166,588)
  7. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus - 15,682 (1,043,307)
  8. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! - 13,836 (89,944)
  9. [WII] Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition - 13,067 (179,934)
  10. [3DS] Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set - 12,646 (60,196)
  11. [PSP] Kuroko's Basketball: Miracle Game - 12,097 (49,526)
  12. [PS3] Persona 4: Arena - 10,603 (176,476)
  13. [WII] Mario Party 9 - 10,339 (529,710)
  14. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D - 9828 (868,267)
  15. [3DS] Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon - 8340 (135,376)
  16. [PSP] Digimon World Re:Digitize - 8196 (153,581)
  17. [3DS] Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost - 7935 (114,565)
  18. [NDS] All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2 - 7774 (36,086)
  19. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2012 - 6796 (108,741)
  20. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open - 6680 (254,391)

Japanese hardware chart

  1. 3DS - 111,857 (102,646)
  2. PS3 - 16,277 (14,580)
  3. Wii - 15,640 (16,145)
  4. PSP - 13,285 (12,018)
  5. Vita - 11,298 (9446)
  6. DS - 2256 (952)
  7. PS2 - 1433 (1187)
  8. Xbox 360 - 978 (998)

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