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

  • Aurelia Maryam

    Pokemon Black/White 22?

    • @Cyberninja776:disqus @google-b94f6b403bb9326a807199b852f9fad9:disqus Fixed!

  • Herok♞

    Wow I didn’t know pokemon black and white were successful enough to have 20 more sequels. Also I am glad to see Digimon:Re digitize is still on the charts

  • thaKingRocka

    Wow, that’s a lot of Nintendo hardware moving merchandise.

  • Hyuu, top 10 is all Nintendo and half are 3rd party.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      But….but that’s impossible!!!! Everyone knows third party games don’t sell on Nintendo systems!!!!

      Wait, wait….I got it! Nintendo is buying all those copies themselves! Yeah, they’re buying them to make it LOOK like third party games are selling on their systems so that publishers would go to them! It’s a conspiracy!

      (If you still haven’t figured it out, I was being sarcastic.)

      • On a serious note, this isn’t surprising in the least. If you look at old data from a few years ago, DS was a software-selling monster back in the day! I still remember that span of a year or two when you couldn’t go more than two weeks without Famitsu announcing some big DS game. 

        • James Beatty

          I hope it’s the same with the 3DS as well. With MH and a 3D pokemon (probably) on the way i would guess that that will be the case for a few more years at least

        • Tom_Phoenix

          Oh, don’t worry, I’m PERFECTLY aware just how much of a beast the DS was and I certainly don’t find any of this suprising. 

          I’m just making fun of those people who keep claiming how third parties have no chance of succeeding on Nintendo platforms; this week’s sales preety much show how ridiculous that notion is.

  • @Ishaan:disqus It still says Pokémon Black/White 22 in the table.

  • Pokeymans is still trucking along like a boss.

  • onilink888

    Rune Factory 4 is on its way to becoming the best selling entry in the series, I think. Last I remember, the first Rune Factory has an LTD somewhere around 140k, or am I remembering incorrectly?

  • *sees Little Battlers*

    *goes off to cry in a corner because WANT*

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