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:


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
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

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.