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Mario Party 9 Storms Japanese Charts & The Nintendo 3DS Is On Fire

Mario Party 9 has successfully managed to climb to the top of the Japanese software charts this week selling a more-than respectable 144,585 units. If you look at the entire top ten you’ll immediately notice that eight of the ten game are on Nintendo platforms. With regards to hardware the Nintendo 3DS is once again the best-selling format, easily beating Sony’s PlayStation 3. Here’s the software and hardware charts:

  1. [WII] Mario Party 9
  2. [PS3] Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  3. [3DS] Fire Emblem: Awakening
  4. [3DS] Super Mario Land 3D
  5. [3DS] Mario Kart 7
  6. [3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 G
  8. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  9. [PSP] Conception: Please Have My Children!
  10. [WII] Wii Sports Resort
  • Nintendo 3DS: 91,868
  • PlayStation 3: 23,478
  • PSP: 20,033
  • Wii: 15,789
  • PlayStation Vita: 10,583
  • Nintendo DS: 1,911
  • PlayStation 2: 1,611
  • Xbox 360: 1,420

71 thoughts on “Mario Party 9 Storms Japanese Charts & The Nintendo 3DS Is On Fire”

    1. I love how quirky the Japanese are. Everytime I’ve asked a woman to have my children, I get a restraining order against me. When are they gonna make a game about that?

      1. i think they do make those but the west wont like it due to culture… if you ask mii is the same with a-rated games.

    2. Basic concept of the game:
      The world is being overrun by impurities and it’s up you the player to play as a highschool student who sucks at getting girls, make 12 ‘star children’, and clear dungeons. So, yeah. It’s a Dating Sim / JRPG about making babies that will help you save the world.

  1. You guys…
    Is it me, or is the XBOX the most UNWANTED system in Japan!? You know that in America, XBOX is the most ran system [well all my friends have the XBOX and favor it over their Wii system], but the charts said that XBOX didn’t even get over 2,000 sales. Those sales seem almost non-existent compared to [WHOOP WHOOP] the Nintendo 3DS sales, or Mario Party 9…

    1. Yeah… Japan doesn’t care about Xbox at all. XD If only it was like that in america.. Apparently Americans REALLY love to waste their money to play online, get lesser quality versions of shared titles, and virtually no exclusive titles.

      1. that’s true, a lot of Americans go over bloody stuff over quality games (shooter an example)

      2. Actually, the PS3 have been hated for getting the worst ports of multi-platform titles. It’s because developers have been having a hard time with the core processors of the PS3. Also, many people prefer the 360 over the PS3 controller.

    2. I’ve noticed that Japan in general really doesn’t like anything Microsoft. They usually buy Nintendo, Sony and Apple products. They love iPhones and iPads and such lol. Japan loves good technology that isn’t known to break in someway (*cough* red ring of death *cough* blue screen of death *cough*)

  2. It seems like around 50% of 3DS sales each week are from Japan.
    I find it worrying that both PS3 and X360 still outsell 3DS in America and Europe.

  3. ahhhhh sure feels good to be a Nintendo gamer eh Sony/eggsbox fags? Long Live a TRUE GAMING COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Keep kicking ass Nintendo. It’s time for Nintendo to reclaim their rightful position at the top of the industry, they never lost it imo, but you know what I mean. Leave luck to heaven.

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  5. Glad to see the 3DS sales doing well… bring on Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Tennis, and New Super Mario Bros 2!

    1. When those game are released to the market(in special NSMB 2, because Japan LOVES with all his soul Mario 2D),I think sony would have to mentally prepared to recive the Nintendo Giant Bomb-omb…

  6. lol … Nintendo wii is more bought than Xbox360….. japanese people dont like microsoft stuff..

  7. I’m glad to see good sales from the 3DS Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Tennis, and New Super Mario Bros 2 …! When the game was brought to the market (especially NSMB 2, because in Japan all his soul in love with Mario 2D) is released, I think to be mentally ready to recive’s Giant

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  9. Nintendo owns Japan, now they just need to take America and Europe. They already own half of America.

  10. After Nintendo’s King Bob-omb for the 3DS, the Vita will suffer a horrible and painful death until Sony releases a JRPG for it or discontinues it all together in Japan. Sales are so low, it’s lower than the Wii! And that’s losing interest.

    As for the Xbox 360, no surprise there, Japan hates Microsoft.

  11. I’m posting from my Wii :D
    I am quite surprised that the Wii is outselling the Vita in Europe (according to Iwata) and now Japan O.o

  12. It’s great the Wii is doing awesome this week!
    I am getting my Wii on Friday. I have never played it, so I’m excited!! :) :)

    1. um welcome to the party, please enjoy stay with Nintendo quality games and games that has innovation and game play.

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