Big debut for Mario Kart 7 puts it top of Japanese chart

Mario Kart 7 has stormed the Japanese software chart this week, taking first in a strong field with 423,619 copies sold, according to sales data from Media Create.

The resultant surge in hardware sales saw the 3DS maintain its position as best-selling hardware, selling an extra 85,000 units over last week’s total to reach 205,962 units sold in the last seven days.

Elsewhere in the software chart, Namco Bandai’s Gundam Extreme VS. debuted at second, selling just shy of 350,000 copies. Super Mario 3D Land scored Nintendo another top 5 entry at third whilst Skyward Sword slipped below Ubisoft’s new entry at fourth with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Japanese software sales chart 28 November 4 December. Figures in parentheses are lifetime sales

1) Mario Kart 7: 423,619 – New Entry
2) Gundam Extreme VS.: 349,756 – New Entry
3) Super Mario 3D Land: 73,907 (634,868)
4) Assassin’s Creed Revelation: 39,947 – New Entry
5) Zelda Skyward Sword: 32,191 (227,169)
6) Fortune Street Wii: 27,640 – New Entry
7) Hoshi no Kirby Wii: 27,352 (282,917)
8) Power Pro Kun Pocket 14: 24,512 – New Entry
9) Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Forze: 23,327 – New Entry
10)The King of Fighters XIII: 21,525 – New Entry
11)Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Forze: 21,379 – New Entry
12)Pokepark 2 Beyond the World: 19,937 (89,678)
13)Wii Party: 19,155 (2,055,777)
14)Just Dance Wii: 18,070 (248,338)
15)7th Dragon 2020: 17,175 (139,673)
16)One Piece Gigant Battle! 2: 16,915 (160,356)
17)Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version: 16,669 (48,767)
18)Little Battle eXperience Boost: 16,596 (77,323)
19)Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack: 15,856 (680,079)
20)Tekken Hybrid: 14,195 – New Entry

Japanese hardware sales chart 28 November 4 December. Figures in parentheses are last week’s sales

1. 3DS: 205,962 (120,920)
2. PS3: 40,668 (34,031)
3. PSP: 39,547 (33,151)
4. Wii: 31,071 (20,148)
5. DSi LL: 2,899 (2,237)
6. X360: 1,660 (1,678)
7. PS2: 1,500 (1,294)
8. DSi: 1,516 (993)
9. DS Lite: 21 (35)

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