Super Mario 3D Land is the very first Nintendo 3DS title to sell over five million units according to Nintendo. The company announced that Super Mario 3D Land has sold 5.03 million copies globally since the title launched in November of last year. Mario Kart 7 has also sold a fair number of units with 4.54 million units sold to date around the world. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has sold 2.49 million copies worldwide.
Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo 3DS were two of the best-selling games in December according to NPD figures released today. Mario Kart 7 was the fourth best-selling game in the United States and Super Mario 3D Land was the ninth best seller.
1.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)** 1 Activision Blizzard
2.) Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3) 2 Ubisoft
3.) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)** 3 Bethesda Softworks
4.) Mario Kart 7 (3DS) 4 Nintendo
5.) Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)** 5 Electronic Arts
6.) Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2)** 6 Electronic Arts
7.) Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC) 7 Ubisoft
8.) NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, PC) 8 Take 2 Interactive
9.) Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) 9 Nintendo
10.) Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)** 10 Warner Bros. Interactive
It’s been revealed that both Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo 3DS were the best-selling games in Japan during 2011. Mario Kart 7 sold slightly more than Super Mario 3D Land even though Mario Kart 7 was the last out of the two to be released. Wii Sports Resort took the number 9 spot and Wii Party was placed at number 10.
- 01. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/1/2011): 1,082,391
- 02. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/3/2011): 1,042,511
- 03. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, 12/1/2010): 1,021,457 (4,502,446)
- 04. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12/10/2011): 809,322
- 05. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15/2011): 697,146
- 06. [PSP] Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, 10/27/2011): 696,428
- 07. [WII] Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (Nintendo, 7/21/2011): 633,429
- 08. [PS3] Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, 9/8/2011): 632,151
- 09. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, 6/25/2009): 612,807 (2,732,655)
- 10. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo, 7/8/2010): 584,545 (2,123,773)
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has announced that Nintendo has reached the four million milestone slightly earlier than they had previously expected with the Nintendo 3DS. The publication also revealed that both Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 have both broken the 1 million sales barrier.
Nintendo 3DS: 4,135,739
Super Mario 3D Land: 1,042,511
Mario Kart 7: 1,082,391
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword sadly lost out to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at tonight’s Spike Video Game Awards. All was not completely lost as the Hall of Fame award went to The Legend of Zelda series which was collected by Shigeru Miyamoto.
Nintendo also scooped the award for Best Motion Control Game and Best Wii Game with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3D Land was awarded Best Handheld Game. So not too bad a night for Nintendo.
Enterbrain and Famitsu have revealed that Super Mario 3D Land has managed to shift over half a million copies from October 31st through to November 27th which means it has outsold both The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in Japan. Here’s the full list:
- 01. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/3): 542,842
- 02. [PSP] Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend (Sega, 11/10): 234,627
- 03. [PS3] Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Subtitled Version (Square Enix, 11/17): 227,219
- 04. [WII] Zelda Skyward Sword (Nintendo, 11/23): 194,894
- 05. [PSP] Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, 10/27): 172,756 (total 676,144)
- 06. [PS3] Battle Field 3 (EA, 11/2): 157,484
- 07. [PS3] Uncharted 3 (Sony, 11/2): 153,363
- 08. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 3 Utage (Capcom, 11/10): 138,610
- 09. [3DS] One Piece Gigant Battle 2 New World (Namco Bandai, 11/17): 134,943
- 10. [PSP] Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke (Sony, 11/10): 114,548
UK trade publication MCV is reporting that retail outlets throughout the United Kingdom are now beginning to sell out of Nintendo 3DS consoles following the release of Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. The Metallic Red Nintendo 3DS seems to be the most popular version, with other colours also in short supply.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii and Super Mario 3D Land have both entered the UK all-formats chart at number seven and nine respectively. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games 2012 also entered the charts at number 20 for the week ending November 19th. I would expect all three titles to chart higher next week.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has confessed in a statement that their anti Tanooki suit campaign was in fact just a joke. Clearly they managed to troll quite a few people including a variety of mainstream news outlets.
Mario fans: Relax! PETA’s game was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, a fun way to call attention to a serious issue, that raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur. We wish real-life tanukis could fly or swat enemies away with their tails and escape from those who profit from their skins. You can help them by never buying real fur.