This Week In Sales: Mario Kart And Gundam Storm The Charts


Period: The week of November 28th – December 1st (2011)

Top-seller: Mario Kart 7 – 423,619

Nintendo 3DS sales: 205,962 | Total sales: 2,88,3978


Mario Kart 7 was last week’s sales behemoth in Japan. Famitsu publisher, Enterbrain, reported sales numbers of their own earlier in the week, and Media-Create’s figures aren’t too far off from those. Mario Kart 7 sold 423,600 copies during the week, coming in at the #1 spot, and pulled sales of Nintendo 3DS systems up with it. This also resulted in a boost for Super Mario 3D Land.


At #2 was Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs., with impressive numbers of its own, at close to 350,000 copies sold. In fact, the majority of the top-20 chart for the week was comprised of Nintendo and Namco Bandai titles.


Other new releases like Fortune Street, The King of Fighters XIII and Tekken Hybrid were lower on the ladder. Additionally, both The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and 7th Dragon 2020 suffered drastic drops from their release numbers the week prior. Finally, both Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and Final Fantasy Type-0 weren’t on the top-20 chart for the week.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Mario Kart 7 423,619 New 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. 349,756 New PS3 Namco Bandai
04. 03. Super Mario 3D Land 73,907 634,868 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations 39,947 New PS3 Ubisoft
01. 05. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 32,191 227,169 Wii Nintendo
New 06. Fortune Street 27,640 New Wii Square Enix
14. 07. Kirby’s Return to Dreamland 27,352 282,917 Wii Nintendo
New 08. Power Pro Kun Pocket 14 24,512 New DS Konami
New 09. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze
23,327 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 10. The King of Fighters XIII 21,525
PS3 SNK Playmore
New 11. Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze
21,379 New Wii Namco Bandai
17. 12. PokéPark 2: Beyond the World 19,937 89,678 Wii Nintendo
19. 13. Wii Party 19,155 2,055,777 Wii Nintendo
18. 14. Just Dance Wii 18,070 248,338 Wii Nintendo
02. 15. 7th Dragon 2020 17,175 139,673 PSP Sega
11. 16. One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World 16,915 160,356 DS Namco Bandai
09. 17. Taiko no Tatsujin: Definitive Edition 16,669 48,767 Wii Namco Bandai
06. 18. The Little Battlers Boost 16,596 77,323 PSP Level 5
24. 19. Wii Sports Resort 15,856 680,079 Wii Nintendo
New 20. Tekken Hybrid 14,195 New PS3 Namco Bandai


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.