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Super Mario 3D Land Inspires 3DS Sales Surge in Japan

by Pedro Hernandez - November 10, 2011, 6:28 am PST
Total comments: 8 Source: http://andriasang.com/comyww/, (Andriasang)

The 3DS's major fall title is very effective in terms of sales.

Super Mario 3D Land has sold 343,492 copies since its early November release in Japan, according to data by Media Create.

The 3DS's first major 3DS title has seen great success since it was released on November 3, 2011. This has also inspired a sales surge of 3DS units, which has seen a steady performance since it received its first price drop a few months ago. Media Create states that 145,271 units have been sold.

Several Wii titles have also seen solid performance in Japan. Kirby's Return to Dream Land (known in Japan as Kirby Wii), came in at number 5 with 55,779 copies sold. The Ubisoft developed/Nintendo published Just Dance Wii comes in at number 9 with 25,665 units sold. Namco's Go Vacation  closes the top ten best sellers with 16,995 copies sold.

The full software and hardware sales charts are as follows:

01. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 343,492
02. [PS3] Uncharted 3 (Sony, 11/02): 124,989
03. [PS3] Battlefield 3 (EA, 11/02): 123,379
04. [PSP] Final Fantasy Type-0 (EA, 10/27): 122,286 (594,540)
05. [WII] Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 55,779 (192,589)
06. [PSP] Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 11/03): 45,437
07. [3DS] Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 (Square Enix, 11/03): 38,859
08. [360] Battlefield 3 (EA, 11/02): 27,723
09. [WII] Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 25,665 (189,116)
10. [WII] Go Vacation (Namco Bandai, 10/20): 16,995 (89,463)
11. [WII] Winning Eleven Play Maker 2012 (Konami, 11/03): 14,117
12. [WII] Wii Sports Resort Wiiplus Pack (Nintendo, 11/11): 12,570 (638,091)
13. [PS3] Idolmaster 2 (Namco Bandai, 10/27): 10,721 (76,233)
14. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 10/06): 10,636 (381,156)
15. [PS2] Winning Eleven 2012 (Konami, 11/03): 9,786
16. [PSP] AKB1/48 If I Loved an Idol in Guam (Namco Bandai, 10/06): 8,883 (310,625)
17. [WII] Minna no Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, 07/21): 8,581 (535,523)
18. [PS3] Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa Hybrid Pack (Namco Bandai, 10/20): 8,352 (167,700)
19. [PSP] Naruto Narutimate Impact (Namco Bandai, 10/20): 7,144 (72,374)
20. [3DS] Model Fashion Audition 2 (Alchemist, 11/03): 6,643

Hardware sales:

1. 3DS: 145,271 (65,041)
2. PSP: 27,952 (30,605)
3. PS3: 26,966 (25,217)
4. Wii: 11,725 (11,784)
5. DSi LL: 2,041 (2,009)
6. X360: 1,699 (1,704)
7. PS2: 1,457 (1,228)
8. DSi: 1,057 (1,061)
9. DS Lite: 33 (55)

Talkback

CericNovember 10, 2011

I'm not to Surprised.  This is the game a lot of people have been waiting for the 3DS.

motangNovember 10, 2011

Yay for this good news. The more I hear about Super Mario Land 3D, the more I want it. At first I didn't care for it but as I see the reviews come in, it sounds like a fun game!

FZeroBoyoNovember 10, 2011

Uncharted 3 and Super Mario 3D Land released within a day of each other and the latter earned nearly TRIPLE the sales of the former? Wow, that shows how many Mario fans remain alive (in Japan, at least). Add in a lot of good-sounding reviews, and my anticipation for this game is through the roof!               

Ian SaneNovember 10, 2011

What an astonishing coincidence.  The system starts to sell when games that people actually want to play are released for it!  Fascinating.

BlackNMild2k1November 10, 2011

Quote from: Ian

What an astonishing coincidence.  The system starts to sell when games that people actually want to play are released for it!  Fascinating.

We should start a foundation whose sole purpose is to study this "coincidence" so that we can know more about how it works....

Chozo GhostNovember 10, 2011

Quote from: Ian

What an astonishing coincidence.  The system starts to sell when games that people actually want to play are released for it!  Fascinating.

Maybe Nintendo should try applying this "coincidence" on the Wii and see what happens.

Quote from: FZeroBoyo

Uncharted 3 and Super Mario 3D Land released within a day of each other and the latter earned nearly TRIPLE the sales of the former?

Not only that, but also Uncharted 3 is going to drop like a stone. Next week it will be considerably less, and within a month it probably won't be in the top 20. Super Mario Land 3D on the other hand is going to have long legs and be selling consistently well even years from now.

Mop it upNovember 10, 2011

I'm just glad to see Kirby still on the list, although it probably won't be for much longer.

Luigi DudeNovember 10, 2011

Quote from: Mop

I'm just glad to see Kirby still on the list, although it probably won't be for much longer.

Kirby games have great legs in Japan.  Epic Yarn had worse sales in its first two weeks but it stayed on the charts for several month and eventually did over 500k.  Since the new Kirby is a traditional one, it'll at least do 700k and has a good chance of even hitting the million mark as well.

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