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Japanese Weekly Software Charts for Dec. 31 - Jan. 6

by James Charlton - January 11, 2008, 8:08 pm EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Media Create

Turns out Super Mario Galaxy sold pretty well in Japan.

This week was very much a catch-up week for Media Create sales figures, seeing the last two weeks coming almost back-to-back. It looks like Nintendo have done incredibly well the first week of the new year, with 25 out of the top 30 games being on Nintendo platforms.

There were a few surprises too, both the Wii and DS versions of Mario Party reached one million in sales, as did Wii Fit. But most pleasantly surprising of all was that despite the previous seemingly slow sales of Super Mario Galaxy, it has actually clocked over 800,000 units.

Sales this week / Total sales to date

01. [NDS] Mario Party DS (Nintendo) - 196,000 / 1,484,000

02. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) - 127,000 / 1,011,000

03. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo) - 118,000 / 2,625,000

04. [NDS] Final Fantasy IV (Square-Enix) - 91,000 / 505,000

05. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) - 82,000 / 802,000

06. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo) - 78,000 / 2,130,000

07. [NDS] Dragon Quest IV (Square-Enix) - 78,000 / 1,118,000

08. [NDS] Prof. Layton and Pandora's Box (Level 5) - 76,000 / 683,000

09. [WII] Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo) - 75,000 / 447,000

10. [WII] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo) - 66,000 / 1,145,000


Six Wii games top ten! Four DS games! Wow sez I!

I think it's amazing that DQIV, a straight port of the PSX version, has sold double that of Final Fantasy IV, which is a full 3D remake with voice acting and new story elements.


Michael8983January 11, 2008

If Galaxy continues its legs it should easily reach a million and then some.
It's the exact opposite of Mario Sunshine which sold quite well at first and then dropped like a rock.

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