This Week In Sales: Mario Kart 7 And Monster Hunter 3G Stand Strong


Period: The week of December 26th (2011) – January 1st (2012)

Top-seller: Mario Kart 7 – 109,463

Nintendo 3DS sales: 197,952 | Total sales: 4,282,142

PlayStation Vita sales: 42,648 | Total sales: 439,986


Sales slowed down across the board last week, coming out of the holidays in Japan. Mario Kart 7 held onto the top spot for another week, while Monster Hunter 3G inched closer to selling out of the million copies that Capcom shipped.


The only new item that charted during the week was The Idolm@ster Anime & G4U: Vol. 3. Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita sales dipped to sub-50k for its third week on the market.


Konami’s recent trio of PSP games that failed to chart in the top-20 during Christmas week had an opportunity to make an appearance last week. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 in particular, has sold very well, at 157,000 copies. We now have some insight into PowerPro Baseball 2011 Ketteiban and Frontier Gate sales, too.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Mario Kart 7109,4631,160,1693DSNintendo
04.02.Monster Hunter 3G100,042985,493DSCapcom
02.03.Warriors Orochi 273,526274,052PS3Tecmo Koei
03.04.Super Mario 3D Land68,4831,080,1923DSNintendo
05.05.Final Fantasy XIII-261,202704,236PS3Square Enix
09.06.Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine/Dark47,938269,2243DSLevel 5
07.07.Just Dance Wii33,347453,411WiiNintendo
06.08.Kirby’s Return to Dreamland24,067537,128WiiNintendo
11.09.Wii Party22,9322,223,629WiiNintendo
08.10.SD Gundam: G Generation 3D20,427
3DSNamco Bandai
19.11.Wii Sports Resort19,999802,974WiiNintendo
20.12.Mario Kart Wii19,4103,448,314WiiNintendo
28.13.Go Vacation19,312181,165WiiNamco Bandai
New14.The Idolm@ster Anime & G4U: Vol. 318,992NewPS3Namco Bandai
10.15.Inazuma Eleven Strikers Xtreme 201218,772103,889WiiLevel 5
14.16.Taiko no Tatsujin: Definitive Edition18,041173,580WiiNamco Bandai
25.17.Pro Evolution Soccer 201217,806157,404PSPKonami
16.18.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Dubbed Version)17,39468,549PS3Square Enix
22.19.PowerPro Baseball 2011 Ketteiban17,06551,905PSPKonami
26.20.Frontier Gate15,80044,443PSPKonami


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.