Japan’s 30 Best Selling Games, Christmas Week

Enterbrain has released the Japanese software sales for the week leading up to Christmas, which is the busiest sales week of the year, even in Japan. Below, we see Nintendo continuing to roll up the competition and smoke it, with the top 30 containing six 3DS games, 13 Wii games, and three titles for the original DS. I suppose the Wii's miraculous December just goes to show the power of having a huge install base and a price that reflects the system's age. After the dropoff and so-so year it was having up until about November, who the heck would have seen this coming? Here's the top 30:

1. (3DS) Mario Kart 7

2. (PS3) Musou Orochi 2

3. (3DS) Super Mario 3D Land

4. (3DS) Monster Hunter 3G

5. (Wii) Kirby's Return to Dreamland

6. (Wii) Just Dance 3

7. (PS3) Final Fantasy XIII-2

8. (3DS) Inazuma Eleven GO Shine / Dark

9. (3DS) SD Gundam G-Generation 3D

10. (Wii) Inazuma Eleven Strikers

11. (Wii) Wii Party

12. (Wii) Pokepark 2: Beyond the World

13. (PSP) Magical Girl Ririkaru Portable: The Gears of Destiny

14. (Wii) Taiko Drum Master Wii Definitive Version

15. (PS3) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

16. (Wii) Wii Sports Resort

17. (Wii) Mario & Sonic at London 2012 Olympics

18. (DS) One Piece Gigantic Battle 2: New World

19. (DS) The Stylish Wizard and Pointy Hat

20. (Wii) Go Vacation

21. (Wii) Mario Kart Wii

22. (Wii) Rhythm Heaven Fever

23. (PSP) Frontier Gate

24. (PSP) Power Pro Baseball 2011

25. (PSP) Tiny Battlers Booster

26. (3DS) Nintendogs + Cats

27. (Wii) New Super Mario Brothers Wii

28. (Wii) Itadaki Street Special: Mario and Dragon Quest

29. (DS) Kirby Mass Attack

30. (PSP) Monster Hunter Portable 3


There's not a single Vita game in the top 30, which means that number 30 there, a year-old PSP game, outsold all 26 Japanese Vita launch titles.