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

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    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:

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Mario Kart 7423,619New3DSNintendo
    New02.Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.349,756NewPS3Namco Bandai
    04.03.Super Mario 3D Land73,907634,8683DSNintendo
    New04.Assassin’s Creed: Revelations39,947NewPS3Ubisoft
    01.05.The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword32,191227,169WiiNintendo
    New06.Fortune Street27,640NewWiiSquare Enix
    14.07.Kirby’s Return to Dreamland27,352282,917WiiNintendo
    New08.Power Pro Kun Pocket 1424,512NewDSKonami
    New09.Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze
    23,327NewPSPNamco Bandai
    New10.The King of Fighters XIII21,525
    New
    PS3SNK Playmore
    New11.Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze
    21,379NewWiiNamco Bandai
    17.12.PokéPark 2: Beyond the World19,93789,678WiiNintendo
    19.13.Wii Party19,1552,055,777WiiNintendo
    18.14.Just Dance Wii18,070248,338WiiNintendo
    02.15.7th Dragon 202017,175139,673PSPSega
    11.16.One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World16,915160,356DSNamco Bandai
    09.17.Taiko no Tatsujin: Definitive Edition16,66948,767WiiNamco Bandai
    06.18.The Little Battlers Boost16,59677,323PSPLevel 5
    24.19.Wii Sports Resort15,856680,079WiiNintendo
    New20.Tekken Hybrid14,195NewPS3Namco Bandai

     

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

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.

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