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New Super Mario Bros. 2 First Set Of DLC Revealed

During a brief Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed details and footage of New Super Mario Bros. 2’s first DLC level packs. The first set of DLC consists of three packs. The first pack, “Go! Go! Gold Mario,” has three courses and will release in Japan on October 2nd for 200 yen. Worldwide top scores for the second pack, “Challenge the Record,” will be displayed on the game’s home page. The third pack, “Survival Panic,” is the most challenging of the three as it is advertised for experts only.

Mario Is Back On Top In Japan

New Super Mario Bros 2 is back at the top of the Japanese software charts this week. Mario’s latest adventure slipped a few places to number four last week, but has quickly risen back to the top. Nintendo 3DS remains the dominate format in Japan, easily fending of competition from the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  2. [3DS] Lost Heroes
  3. [PS3] Max Payne 3
  4. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
  5. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
  6. [PSP] Lost Heroes
  7. [PS3] Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Max: Evangelion 7 x Seimei no Kodou
  8. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!
  9. [3DS] Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
  10. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online
  • Nintendo 3DS: 64,159
  • PlayStation Vita: 14,106
  • PlayStation 3: 11,813
  • PSP: 9,065
  • Wii: 6,958
  • Nintendo 3DS: 1,269
  • PlayStation 2: 1,078
  • Xbox 360: 815

Nintendo And Square Enix Dominate Japan In August

Throughout August, in Japan, New Super Mario Bros. 2 sold 584,000 units, and Dragon Quest X for Wii sold 557,000 units; thanks to those two games, Nintendo took 28.5% of all software revenues for the month, while Square Enix took 26%. Here’s the top 10 Japanese software revenue shareholders for August:

  1. Nintendo: 28.5%
  2. Square Enix: 26.0%
  3. Namco Bandai: 14.8%
  4. Pokemon: 5.3%
  5. Konami: 3.2%
  6. Capcom
  7. Atlus
  8. Spike Chunsoft
  9. Nihon Columbia
  10. Ubisoft

Mario Kart 7 & Super Mario 3D Land Apparently Coming To Nintendo eShop

A GBAtemp user was running a weekly scan of Nintendo’s CDN, which is the server where Nintendo hosts eShop titles, and noticed that the ID’s of the European versions of both Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario Land 3D were recently added to it. This means that, supposedly, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land will join New Super Mario Bros. 2 as downloadable titles from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Thanks, Brandon.

NPD: New Super Mario Bros 2 And Kingdom Hearts Chart Highly In August

New Super Mario Bros 2 and Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance took the second and third spot as two of the best-selling games in North America during August. Neither game could dethrone Darksiders 2 as the best-selling game. Here’s the top ten best-sellers:

  1. Darksiders II
  2. New Super Mario Bros 2
  3. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
  4. NCAA Football 13
  5. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  6. Sleeping Dogs
  7. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  8. Batman: Arkham City
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  10. The Amazing Spider-Man

New Super Mario Bros 2 Has Sold Over A Million Copies In Japan

New Super Mario Bros 2 has now sold over one million copies in Japan alone. This staggering figure doesn’t even take into account digital copies – which would have seen the game surpass this figure a few weeks ago. It will be interesting to see how the game fared in North America when we get August’s NPD figures.

Game Freak’s Harmo Knight Is The Most Expensive Nintendo eShop Exclusive Title

Developed by Game Freak, Harmo Knight can be purchased via the Japanese Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. And its download size is almost as big as the downloadable version of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Harmo Knight takes a little over 2000 blocks of memory from an SD card and costs roughly $18, which makes it the most expensive Nintendo eShop exclusive title to date.

New Super Mario Bros 2 Relegated To Number Four In Japan

This weeks Media Create sales figures are in from Japan and despite New Super Mario Bros 2 slipping from the number one position down to number four, it wasn’t too bad a week for Nintendo 3DS software. Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi took the number two and number three positions respectively. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts:

  1. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
  2. [3DS] Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
  3. [3DS] Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi
  4. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  5. [PS3] Kami Jigen Game Neptune V
  6. [PSP] Mobile Suit Gundam Age: Universe Accel / Cosmic Drive
  7. [PS3] Sengoku Basara HD Collection
  8. [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
  9. [PS3] AquaPazza: AquaPlus Dream Match
  10. [WII] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Onlin
  • Nintendo 3DS: 74,293
  • PlayStation Vita: 50,070
  • PlayStation 3: 12,433
  • PSP: 10,266
  • Wii: 8,680
  • Nintendo DS: 1,488
  • PlayStation 2: 1,098
  • Xbox 360: 875