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Japanese Sales Slow Down, 3DS Still Strong

by Pedro Hernandez - January 19, 2012, 10:03 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Siliconera, http://www.siliconera.com/2012/01/18/this-week-in-...

The holidays are over, which means that sales have gone down.

Japanese sales data from January 9 through January 15 show a drop in sales due to the end of the holiday shopping season.

Despite this drop the 3DS and its games remain strong performers for the week. The first game to appear on the Japanese sales chart is Mario Kart 7 with 52,266 copies sold for a lifetime total of 1,369,623 copies sold. Following it is Capcom's Monster Hunter 3G with 44,644 copies for a total of 1,128,498 copies sold since its release. Nintendo Super Mario 3D Land follows it up with 40,154 copies sold, with Level-5's Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine/Dark following it behind at 20,777.

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir made its debut this week/ The horror game managed to sell on its first week 16,351 copies. (Earlier this week Nintendo of America announced that the game would be coming to North America in April.) The final 3DS game on the top ten is Namco Bandai's Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, with it moving 12,819 units during its debut week. Closing the top ten is a Wii title, Just Dance Wii, with 12,370 copies sold.

The full list is as follows:

01.    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin I & II    81,896    New    PSP    Namco Bandai
02.    Mario Kart 7    52,266    1,369,623    3DS    Nintendo
03.    Monster Hunter 3G    44,644    1,128,498    3DS    Capcom
04.    Super Mario 3D Land    40,154    1,239,440    3DS    Nintendo
05.    Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine/Dark    20,777    346,135    3DS    Level 5
06.    Warriors Orochi 2    20,409    336,925    PS3    Tecmo Koei
07.    Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir    16,351    New    3DS    Nintendo
08.    Final Fantasy XIII-2    14,407    753,968    PS3    Square Enix
09.    Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy    12,819    New    3DS    Namco Bandai
10.    Just Dance Wii    12,370    503,048 Wii    Nintendo
11.    Wii Sports Resort    10,076    843,833    Wii    Nintendo
12.    Wii Party    9,383    2,266,185    Wii    Nintendo
13.    Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP the Best)    9,342    163,780    PSP    Capcom
14.    Taiko no Tatsujin: Definitive Edition    9,049    206,052    Wii    Namco Bandai
15.    Mario Kart Wii    8,978    3,483,638    Wii    Nintendo
16.    Kirby‚Äôs Return to Dreamland    8,931    579,098    Wii    Nintendo
17.    Go Vacation    8,162    216,180    Wii    Namco Bandai
18.    Nintendogs + cats    7,958    475,872    3DS    Nintendo
19.    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Dubbed version)    7,772    90,446    PS3    Square Enix
14.    Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme    6,716    134,126    Wii    Level 5


NemoJanuary 23, 2012

17, 18, 19, 14?

Shouldn't 20 come after 19?

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