Period: The week of December 19th – December 25th (2011)
Top-seller: Mario Kart 7 – 260,836
Nintendo 3DS sales: 482,200 | Total sales: 4,084,190
PlayStation Vita sales: 72,479 | Total sales: 397,338
Media-Create’s sales figures back up what Enterbrain reported earlier this week: Christmas saw Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 cross the 1 million mark in Japan, while Nintendo 3DS sales crossed 4 million. Monster Hunter 3G had another week of reasonably strong sales as well, and should cross the million mark itself in about two weeks’ time.
3DS saw a new release last week, too: SD Gundam G Generation 3D, which had a very nice 3DS bundle. This game sold close to 91,000 copies in its first week. For the curious, here are first week sales of the PSP G Generation titles:
SD Gundam G Generation Portable (2006): 155,634
SD Gundam G Generation World (2011): 192,981
Future SD Gundam G Generation titles will likely sell more as the 3DS acquires a greater user base over time.
Tecmo Koei released Warriors Orochi 2 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 last week, too. While the 360 version didn’t chart, the PlayStation 3 version sold 200,526 copies. Further down the list, Inazuma Eleven Strikers Xtreme 2012, an upgraded re-release of Inazuma Eleven Strikers, sold about 10k more than the original in its first week.
Overall, you can see the holiday effect in all its glory in the sales chart below. Several Wii and DS titles third and first-party titles received boosts from the holidays (compared to the week prior), and even Mario Kart Wii made a return to the top-20. Konami’s new Magician’s Quest title on the DS is doing well, too, and I expect we’ll see it brought back on the 3DS sooner rather than later.
Unfortunately, PlayStation Vita sales took a steep dive, with only 72,000 Vita devices selling during the week. No Vita software was present in the top-20, and the system was outsold by the PSP by a wide margin (PSP sold 100k). Meanwhile, Konami’s Frontier Gate, released last week on PSP, failed to chart in the top-20.
The full top-20 for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|03.||01.||Mario Kart 7||260,836||1,050,706||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||02.||Warriors Orochi 2||200,526||New||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|05.||03.||Super Mario 3D Land||174,566||1,011,709||3DS||Nintendo|
|02.||04.||Monster Hunter 3G||155,069||885,456||3DS||Capcom|
|01.||05.||Final Fantasy XIII-2||118,816||643,033||PS3||Square Enix|
|06.||06.||Kirby’s Return to Dreamland||114,545||513,061||Wii||Nintendo|
|09.||07.||Just Dance Wii||96,771||420,064||Wii||Nintendo|
|New||08.||SD Gundam: G Generation 3D||90,873||New||3DS||Namco Bandai|
|04.||09.||Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine/Dark||86,026||221,285||3DS||Level 5|
|New||10.||Inazuma Eleven Strikers Xtreme 2012||85,117|
|New||12.||Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha A’s Portable: The Gears of Destiny||57,320||New||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|10.||13.||PokéPark 2: Beyond the World||55,344||219,362||Wii||Nintendo|
|17.||14.||Taiko no Tatsujin: Definitive Edition||55,256||155,539||Wii||Namco Bandai|
|13.||15.||Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games||52,611||117,185||Wii||Nintendo|
|New||16.||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Dubbed Version)||51,156||New||PS3||Square Enix|
|12.||17.||Magician’s Quest: The Stylish Wizard||50,074||131,184||DS||Konami|
|20.||18.||One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World||49,921||257,379||DS||Namco Bandai|
|16.||19.||Wii Sports Resort||48,929||782,975||Wii||Nintendo|
|21.||20.||Mario Kart Wii||43,752||3,428,903||Wii||Nintendo|