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Nintendo Dominated Media Create Charts Once Again

by Pedro Hernandez - December 30, 2011, 4:07 pm EST
Total comments: 5 Source: (Andriasang), http://andriasang.com/comzjc/media_create_software...

Mario Kart 7 leads the Japanese sales charts as the year winds down.

Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land have become major sellers as 2011 is coming to a close, the latest Japanese Media Create sales data confirms.

From December 19 till December 25, Mario Kart 7 managed to sell 260,836 units for a total of 1,050,706 copies sold since its December 1 debut. Super Mario 3D Land came in third with its 174,566 copies for a total of 1,011,709 units sold.

One of the 3DS's biggest third party titles, Monster Hunter 3G, came in fourth with 155,069 units sold for a total of 885,456 copies sold since its debut. The Wii also saw some strong sales with Kirby's Return to Dream Land selling 114,545 copies, placing it in the sixth position. Right behind it is Just Dance Wii, the localized, Nintendo published version of Ubisoft's popular dancing game. For the week, Just Dance Wii sold 96,771 units.

The last half of the chart was dominated by software on Nintendo hardware. SD Gundam G Generation 3D from Namco Bandai pulled 90,873 copies for the week, followed by Level-5's Inazuma Eleven Go for the 3DS at 86,026 units sold, and last is the Wii game Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme  at 85,117 units sold.

The top twenty list of the best selling games in Japan according to Media Create is as follows:
[3DS] 01. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01) 260,836 (1,050,706)
[PS3] 02. Musou Orochi Z (Tecmo Koei, 12/22) 200,526
[3DS] 03. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03) 174,566 (1,011,709)
[3DS] 04. Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom, 12/10) 155,069 (885,456)
[PS3] 05. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15) 118,816 (643,033)
[WII] 06. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27) 114,545 (513,061)
[WII] 07. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13) 96,771 (420,064)
[3DS] 08. SD Gundam G Generation 3D (Namco Bandai, 12/22) 90,873
[3DS] 09. Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 12/15) 86,026 (221,285)
[WII] 10. Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Extreme (Level-5, 12/22) 85,117
[WII] 11. Wii Party (Nintendo, 07/08/2010) 71,461 (2,200,697)
[PSP] 12. Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable The Gears of Destiny (Namco Bandai, 12/22) 57,320
[WII] 13. Poke Park 2 (Pokemon, 11/12) 55,344 (219,362)
[WII] 14. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Ultimate Edition (Namco Bandai, 11/23) 55,256 (155,539)
[WII] 15. Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (Nintendo, 12/08) 52,611 (117,185)
[PS3] 16. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Dubbed Version (Square Enix, 12/22) 51,156
[NDS] 17. Magician's Quest: The Merchant's Store of Sorcery (Konami, 12/11) 50,074 (131,184)
[NDS] 18. One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 (Namco Bandai, 11/17) 49,921 (257,379)
[WII] 19. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11/11/2012) 48,929 (782,975)
[WII] 20. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, 04/20/2008) 43,752 (3,428,903)


NintendoFanboyDecember 31, 2011

Mariokart has become a main property for Nintendo.
When u talk about the big guns, people say Mario, Zelda and metroid.
But you really should now say Mario, MarioKart, Zelda.
Metroid(and i love the Side scrollers) should be 2nd tear with Starfox etc.
Mario platformers, and marioKart are 2 different experiences.
MarioKart is #1 and #20. Who else can say that.
only modern warfare in U.S. gets 2 charting games.

Chozo GhostDecember 31, 2011

Well, if Other M is an indicator of the future of the franchise, then Metroid may as well be bottom tier for all I care.

NintendoFanboyDecember 31, 2011

I lied the Game Other M, but hated how they made Samus , a Feared valuable bounty hunter
a scared little girl.
I think the formula of the Game play, would work well for a new Metroid on the 3DS, this time,
make Samus the way shes suppose to be and make her Hard core, relentless.
LOL they can make her Wake up from a bad dream,(Other M) and get a call from the federation
hey! we NEED you!

ArbokDecember 31, 2011

Quote from: NintendoFanboy

Mariokart has become a main property for Nintendo.
When u talk about the big guns, people say Mario, Zelda and metroid.
But you really should now say Mario, MarioKart, Zelda.

If you are talking overall system selling, and unit pushing ability, Nintendo's top tier would be Mario Bros, Pokémon, Mario Kart and Wii Sports.

The Zelda series is Nintendo's critical darling, and beloved by gamers rightfully so, but doesn't do the sales numbers or move systems like the others (although Wii Sports only has two games to its credit so far).

KDR_11kDecember 31, 2011

Even at its best Metroid has never been a big seller.

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