Nintendo continues to dominate the Japanese video game market both on the hardware and on the software front, with the 3DS handheld still selling better than any other device while the newly launched New Super Mario Bros. 2 has yet another week at the top of the video game chart.
The Nintendo 3DS
handheld sold 107,140 units during the week that ended on August 19, which is an impressive feature for the device that was initially written off as a failure more than a year ago.
Gamers seem to be more interested in the 3DS as Nintendo launches more high-profile titles for it and New Super Mario Bros. 2 offered an important boost ahead of the important autumn shopping season.
Second place in the hardware chart was occupied by the PlayStation 3 home console from Sony, a platform that’s becoming accustomed to the position, with sales of 19,202 for the seven-day period while the last place on the podium went to the Nintendo Wii, which managed to move 14,805 devices to gamers.
The older PlayStation Portable handheld managed to sell 14,051 units and the newer Vita
is just above 11,000 for the first time in weeks.
The Xbox 360, the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo DSi sold less than 1,000 devices.
When it comes to video games, New Super Mario Bros. 2 managed to sell 152,026 copies during its third week on sale, bringing its overall total to 942,758.
Second place was occupied by Pokemon Black & White 2, with sales of 55,787 units and third place was occupied by Dragon Quest X, with 45,470.
The rest of the top ten is made up of: Just Dance Wii 2, Demon Training, Taiko Drum Master Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb, Run For Money: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History, Wii Sports Resort, Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set and Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection.