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Mario Sits At The Top Of The Japanese Charts

Mario Party 9 continues to be the best-selling piece of software in Japan selling a respectable 37,353 units. This week there were seven Nintendo related games in the top ten, which included Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the immensely popular Mario Kart 7. The Nintendo 3DS remains the best-selling piece of hardware, comfortably fending of Sony’s PlayStation 3. Here’s the top ten software and hardware in Japan:

  1. [WII] Mario Party 9
  2. [3DS] Fire Emblem: Awakening
  3. [PS3] Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  4. [PS3] Starhawk
  5. [3DS] Super Mario Land 3D
  6. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 G
  7. [3DS] Mario Kart 7
  8. [3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising
  9. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  10. [PSP] Conception: Please Have My Children!
  • Nintendo 3DS: 46,425
  • PlayStation 3: 12,996
  • PSP: 12,247
  • PlayStation Vita: 6,430
  • Wii: 6,073
  • PlayStation 2: 1,212
  • Nintendo DS: 1,206
  • Xbox 360: 1,023

42 thoughts on “Mario Sits At The Top Of The Japanese Charts”

  1. 6K for VITA? Oh man this is really, really baaaaaaaaaaaaaad…. i wonder how is it going in the US…


    1. I love Nintendo (I am a fanboy) and love seeing 3DS kill the competition, but I don’t wanna see Vita die. If it was to die, 3DS would have no competition, and that not good for Nintendo.

  3. Wow, Mario Party 9 on top again?! So glad to see that it’s getting the respect it deserves.

    Mario Party is finally back, baby!!

  4. Everyone is down, but the 3DS still has impressive sales. It makes me wonder if it’ll do bigger numbers than what it did during the holidays with only 3 major games back now. Imagine now with those same games still holding on, plus Kid Icarus holding up well, and then the new games.

  5. Just keep dominating Nintendo. Your time has come again. Back at the top of the indusrty where they belong. Leave luck to heaven.

  6. Right…okay…so Sony don’t actually have any confidence in the Vita:

    – Sony drop price
    – Sony sell a few more Units – “OH NOES, they make more of a loss!”
    – Sony still can’t change the Vita to be a success – “OH NOES we’ve made it worse!”
    – Software doesn’t move to Vita – “Oh buggering hell…”
    – Some hardware sales, but little competition among software developers cuts Sony’s margins – “OH NOES…”

    Basically this ‘magic’ price drop will not necessary save the system from a financial perspective. Its a bad product.
    Sony don’t know what to do. So there…doing nothing – simple as that.

    Lesson kids? Plan. Plan. Plan. Nintendo made mistakes in their planning. But Sony made the mistake of not making a plan.

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