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Japanese Charts (Dec 31 - Jan 6) - 3DS dominates software and hardware

This week's Japanese sales data is in, showing the 3DS as the dominant force in Japan once again. In fact the 3DS was so dominant that there are barely any other formats represented in the top twenty software charts.

There is the odd showing from PSP, Wii U and PS3, however there are sandwiched between a fantastic showing for 3DS software.

On the hardware front its the same story, with 3DS outselling everything else in sight. The Wii U has had a massive drop in sales, while PS3, PSP and PS Vita sales remain steady.

Check out the charts below.

Japanese Software Charts (Dec 31 - Jan 06)

01./01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (4.800) - 133.134 / 2.103.089 (-17%)
02./03. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (4.800) - 90.264 / 1.834.055 (+38%)
03./04. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (4.800) - 68.262 / 470.394 (+16%)
04./07. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone - Neppuu / Raimei (Level 5) {2012.12.13} (5.500) - 51.519 / 365.536 (+1%)
05./06. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (5.985) - 50.319 / 419.710 (-12%)
06./02. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level 5) {2012.12.27} (5.800) - 42.291 / 159.361 (-64%)
07./09. [WIU] Nintendo Land (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (4.935) - 41.426 / 250.473 (-6%)
08./05. [PSP] One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.12.20} (5.980) - 40.137 / 264.739 (-30%)
09./12. [3DS] Magician's Quest: Magical Town (Konami) {2012.12.20} (4.980) - 38.986 / 119.735 (+33%)
10./17. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (5.040) - 35.624 / 373.096 (+72%)
11./11. [3DS] Pok?mon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Pokemon Co.) {2012.11.23} (4.800) - 35.190 / 408.889 (+10%)
12./00. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (5.040) - 34.529 / 375.062
13./15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (3.800) - 32.007 / 155.601 (+25%)
14./20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (4.800) - 30.291 / 1.939.257 (+63%)
15./00. [3DS] Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney (Level 5) {2012.11.29} (5.980) - 30.235 / 249.689
16./08. [PS3] Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 # (Koei Tecmo) {2012.12.20} (8.190) - 29.180 / 194.157 (-40%)
17./13. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (5.040) - 28.001 / 349.960 (+6%)
18./10. [PS3] Yakuza 5 # (Sega) {2012.12.06} (8.800) - 26.631 / 544.855 (-31%)
19./00. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters (Nintendo) {2012.09.27} (4.800) - 23.172 / 282.642
20./00. [3DS] Kobito Zukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set (Nippon Columbia) {2012.07.26} (5.040) - 21.110 / 226.888

Japanese Hardware Sales (Dec 31 - Jan 6)

3DS - 279.259
WIU - 67.083
PS3 - 64.352
PSP - 54.873
PSV - 33.309
WII - 5.632
360 - 1.893
PS2 - 207

Edited On 09 Jan, 2013

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PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Wii U sales continue to plummet with not a single release to drive sales in Japan on the horizon for 2013. Things are bad now, but they're only going to get worse for the Wii U.
Jimbo_1's avatar
Yawn anti Nintendo fan on the move! You don't care so why even bang on about it? I am having fun with my Wii U, PS3 and 360 again so why do you care what others do? Fanboys who needs them!
Jimbo_1 4 years ago
PrometheusFan's avatar
I don't care what others do, so I'm geuinely confused as to whether you actually read what I posted as your reply seems completely disconnected from what I'm actually talking about. I'm absolutely fascinated by the current market situation with the Wii U is all. Stop projecting at me.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Jimbo_1's avatar
for not caring you bang on about it enough! Yes I read what you wright but yet you fail to see or say that all console sales drop after launch. The big games will be announced as always at E3. Both PS3 and 360 had little in the first 12 months the Wii U is no different except that is has launched in the middle of a world wide recession with people holding onto heir cash in genral which is why all console sales are down and not just the Wii u. Allso for a machine with no games the console still outsold the PS3 in Japan
Jimbo_1 4 years ago
PrometheusFan's avatar
The PS3 has been available for 7 years though, and hasn't had a major release this year yet in Japan. Wii U is less than a month old, a brand new Nintendo console in a region they've dominated for years launched with TWO of the biggest selling game series in Japan (NSMB and Monster Hunter) is just barely selling better than a seven year old competing console. That's bad.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Jimbo_1's avatar
That is how it always happens. Remembers the PS2 out selling the Ps3 Remembers he Ps1 out selling the Ps2 so nothing new their,
Jimbo_1 4 years ago
PrometheusFan's avatar
Yes, but those systems had major system selling titles announced before they even came out. Wii U has nothing like that even announced yet, let alone likely to see release before the end of this year, and if the Wii U fails to find an audience before the proper next gen consoles start arriving, then it is in serious trouble.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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The Wii U will have the typical Nintendo big selling titles Like I say wait for E3 when the big gun will be announced. But as I said for a console with NO games it selling better than you try to claim.
Jimbo_1 4 years ago
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Things aren't going to just get worse for the Wii U, seeing as it has yet to release it's 'console selling' games like Zelda and Super Smash Bros. It is still doing well enough, and IGN proved it is actually doing better than expected. It will never get to the stage of the PS3/Xbox IMO, but that's not to say it is a bad thing, seeing as they've sold millions upon millions of consoles themselves.
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InSaNeCaT 4 years ago
It's just taking time for the Wii U to gain momentum, but slowly, more and more people will realise it's the best console ever released and want one. I say this as someone who has had just about every console released since the Atari 2600 (only ones I've missed were the NES, MegaDrive and PS2) And the WiiU's killer app..... believe it or not isn't Mario or some other particular game.. but these guys get it and more will follow... http://www.penny-arcade.com/2013/01/07/wii-u-cod
Dead's avatar
Playing on just the pad is pretty sweet, it's nice to be able to turn the telly off and go and lie in bed and play Mario.
Dead 4 years ago
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Robichoico 4 years ago
It should be pointed out that Fantasy Life has been reported to being completely sold out too, which is why it dropped 69%.
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Dead 4 years ago
Someone has their knickers in a twist over Nintendo doing just fine.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
By the time E3 has come about and there are more top top games then the WiiU will rise in sales. Patience people. I for one will be getting a WiiU when i can afford it anyway.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Same. How fast the priority of getting a Wii U will be based on what Nintendo announce at E3
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
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I'm definitely getting one this year, I'm always making excuses to visit my friend so I can play on his.
Silly Billy 4 years ago
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Carl-G 4 years ago
PS3 - 64.352? That is not bad really :P
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Skiba 4 years ago
god the usual suspects freaking out if someone says a bad word about the wiiu.

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