This Week In Sales: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Inches Toward 1 Million Sold

By Ishaan . August 22, 2012 . 2:10pm

Period: The week of August 13th – August 19th (2012)

Top-seller: New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 148,225

Nintendo 3DS sales: 45,445 | Total sales: 6,730,626

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 66,412 | Total sales: 400,798

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,298 | Total sales: 884,484

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Summer break and the Obon festival means slower releases in Japan, so there were no new games on the software sales chart last week. Instead, New Super Mario Bros. 2 claimed the #1 spot on the chart again, and should cross the million mark in next week’s chart (or the week after).

 

At #2 were Pokémon Black/White 2, with 2.64 million sold thus far, and at #3 was Dragon Quest X, closing in on the 500k mark.

 

Meanwhile, other popular software has been holding up relatively well, too. Rune Factory 4, Run for Money Tousouchuu, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D, and The Little Battlers: Explosive Boost have been performing well on the Nintendo 3DS front. That last one is particularly impressive, considering Explosive Boost is the third release of The Little Battlers.

 

On the PSP front, Digimon World Re:Digitize and Kuroko’s Basketball continue to move copies as well, as does Persona 4: Arena on the PlayStation 3.

 

The top-20 software sales chart for the week was as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. New Super Mario Bros. 2 148,225 912,597 3DS Nintendo
03. 02. Pokémon Black/White 2 62,274 2,644,459 DS Pokémon Co.
02. 03. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online 47,065 487,917 Wii Square Enix
06. 04. Just Dance Wii 2 23,231 137,423 Wii Nintendo
07. 05. Demon Training 20,372 115,695 3DS Nintendo
10. 06. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 18,825 166,588 3DS Namco Bandai
11. 07. Wii Sports Resort 15,682 1,043,307 Wii Nintendo
05. 08. Run For Money Tousouchuu 13,836 89,944 3DS Namco Bandai
09. 09. Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition 13,067 179,934 Wii Nintendo
12. 10. Kobitodsukan Kobito Kansatsu Set 12,646 60,196 3DS Nippon Columbia
04. 11. Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Match 12,097 49,526 PSP Namco Bandai
08. 12. Persona 4: Arena 10,603 176,476 PS3 Atlus
16. 13. Mario Party 9 10,339 529,710 Wii Nintendo
15. 14. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D 9,828 868,267 3DS Square Enix
17. 15. Rune Factory 4 8,340 135,376 3DS Marvelous AQL
14. 16. Digimon World Re:Digitize 8,196 153,581 PSP Namco Bandai
21. 17. The Little Battlers: Explosive Boost 7,935 114,565 3DS Level 5
18. 18. All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2 7,774 36,086 DS Namco Bandai
20. 19. Power Pro Baseball 2012 6,796 108,741 PS3 Konami
23. 20. Mario Tennis Open 6,680 254,391 3DS Nintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.



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