The Wii and DS smash records left and right.
The past week saw another Nintendo dominated week of software sales. The only non-Nintendo platform game was new Naruto Shippuuden game for the PlayStation 2, which debuted at No. 5.
Top Ten Japanese Software (Weekly / Total)
1. Mario Party DS (DS) - 329,826 / 1,156,000
2. Final Fantasy IV (DS) - 287,697 / NEW
3. Wii Fit (Wii) - 214,334 / 749,000
4. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - 113,831 / 664,000
5. Naruto: Shippuuden N-Ultimate Accelerator 2 (PS2) - 108,717 / NEW
6. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)- 104,948 / 317,000
7. Dragon Quest IV (DS)- 94,425 / 963,000
8. Doraemon Baseball: Dramatic Stadium (DS) - 84,639 / NEW
9. Wii Sports (Wii) - 83,882 / 2,425,000
10. Prof. Layton and Pandora's Box (DS) - 83,293 / 527,000
Mario Galaxy is racking up sales slowly but surely, and is looking to hit one million in the near future. Not as fast as Wii Fit though, which continues to outsell Mario and is already at the three-quarters pole to a million less than a month afters its release.
Hardware sales were even more impressive. The previous week saw the Wii outsell the GameCube’s lifetime sales in the single year it’s been out. The Wii has notched up 4,463,951 units, compare that to the Cube which in its five-plus years only reached 4,179,994.
The PS2 has held the crown for total lifetime sales in Japan, and the rest of the world for some time, but this week saw that change. The PS2’s impressive 20,901,468 units sold in Japan was overtaken by the DS, which has sold 20,954,157 units to date in the country.