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Golden Week Brings Nintendo Piles of Coins

Posted on Wednesday, May 9 @ 21:10:51 PST by Heath_Hindman

Media Create has release its hardware and software sales figures, these coming for the festive string of national holidays Japan calls "Golden Week". Below are the software numbers, showing just how handily Nintendo is running the show, with 15 of the top 20 sellers being for Nintendo platforms.
1. (WII) Mario Party 9
2. (PS3) Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
3. (3DS) Fire Emblem: Awakening
4. (3DS) Super Mario Land 3D
5. (3DS) Mario Kart 7
6. (3DS) Kid Icarus: Uprising
7. (3DS) Monster Hunter 3 G
8. (3DS) Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
9. (PSP) Conception: Please Have My Children!
10. (WII) Wii Sports Resort
11. (PSP) Pro Baseball Spirits 2012
12. (3DS) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
13. (NDS) Pokemon + Nobunaga no Yabou
14. (3DS) Shin Sangoku Musou VS
15. (WII) Wii Party
16. (PS3) Pro Baseball Spirits 2012
17. (WII) Mario Kart Wii
18. (PSP) Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen
19. (3DS) Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin
20. (WII) Go Vacation
Hardware numbers have Nintendo flying high and almost every system seeing an increase over the previous week, with the only exceptions being the PSP and of course, Vita.
3DS - 91,868
PS3 - 23,478
PSP - 20,033
Wii - 15,789
PSV - 10,583
DS - 1,911
PS2 - 1,611
360 - 1,420
For Golden Week, in a year when there was not a giant tsunami 6 weeks prior to it, those are some freaking horrible Vita numbers. Since we're in the midst of (what people want to portray as a) 3DS vs. Vita war, it's worth mentioning that the 3DS shifted over 28,000 units during last year's Golden Week. This, despite not having any new software arrivals, not having as many titles on the market, not having as many big-budget games, being on the market two months less, and oh yeah, the aforementioned tsunami that devastated two prefectures while delivering a punch the economy's stomach.

I'm no d00m and gl00m preacher, and I love the heck out of my Vita, but dude, Sony's got to be concerned that its machine is continuing to severely underperform in its homeland.
Tags:   Vita, Sales, Japan
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