Period: The week of April 30th – May 6th (2012)
Top-seller: Mario Party 9 – 144,585
Nintendo 3DS sales: 91,868 | Total sales: 5,909,409
PlayStation Vita sales: 10,583 | Total sales: 690,759
Last week, sales tracker, Media Create, reported that Mario Party 9 only sold through 40% of its initial shipment in its first week on the market. Any worries caused by that low number can now safely be discarded—Mario Party 9 barely saw a drop in second-week sales, which means it’s sitting at over an 80% sellthrough by now.
This can be credited to Golden Week, an annual week-long holiday that was celebrated in Japan last week. Sales of popular software was up across the board, and Mario Party 9 was the top-selling game for the week, followed by Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
Popular Nintendo 3DS games like Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Monster Hunter Tri G, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Kingdom Hearts 3D and Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin all saw notable boosts in sales for the week, too. The Nintendo 3DS itself saw an increase in sales, selling over 90,000 units for the week.
In a surprising twist, PlayStation Vita sales actually dropped during Golden Week. However, Golden Week did provide a nice leg-up to recently released PSP titles such as Conception: Please Deliver My Child!!, The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter, and Konami’s Pro Baseball Spirits 2012.
The top-20 software sales chart for the week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|02.||01.||Mario Party 9||144,585||297,468||Wii||Nintendo|
|01.||02.||Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City||52,428||304,953||PS3||Capcom|
|03.||03.||Fire Emblem: Awakening||42,347||345,260||3DS||Nintendo|
|09.||04.||Super Mario 3D Land||28,528||1,563,527||3DS||Nintendo|
|14.||05.||Mario Kart 7||22,881||1,695,305||3DS||Nintendo|
|15.||06.||Kid Icarus: Uprising||18,788||261,883||3DS||Nintendo|
|11.||07.||Monster Hunter Tri G||16,496||1,433,370||3DS||Capcom|
|21.||08.||Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games||13,810||157,337||3DS||Nintendo|
|05.||09.||Conception: Please Deliver My Child!!||10,193||40,039||PSP||Spike Chunsoft|
|20.||10.||Wii Sports Resort||10,058||935,555||Wii||Nintendo|
|18.||11.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2012||9,843||128,409||PSP||Konami|
|16.||12.||Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance||9,532||308,484||3DS||Square Enix|
|22.||13.||Pokémon Conquest||9,069||318,067||DS||Pokémon Co.|
|10.||14.||Dynasty Warriors Vs.||8,614||24,192||3DS||Tecmo Koei|
|19.||16.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2012||6,853||152,934||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|29.||17.||Mario Kart Wii||6,783||3,561,199||Wii||Nintendo|
|17.||18.||The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter||6,546||328,432||PSP||Namco Bandai|
|27.||19.||Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin||6,408||179,148||3DS||Marvelous AQL|
|32.||20.||Go Vacation||6,002||271,087||Wii||Namco Bandai|