The first 3DS Mario adventure outpaced its closest competitor by more than two to one in Japan’s November sales chart, ending a poor run of software sales for Nintendo’s latest console.
Super Mario 3D Land sold 542,842 copies between October 31 and November 27, according to Famitsu figures reported by Andriasang.
It was followed on the monthly chart by Sega’s Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend for PSP and Square Enix published Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 for PS3, which shifted 234,627 and 227,219 units respectively.
3DS has topped the weekly Japanese hardware rankings since its mid-August price cut, but the console’s sales momentum is only now being matched by that of its software. Mario 3D Land sold 343,492 copies in its first week of availability, the best launch on record for a 3DS game, although Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said yesterday its performance has been surpassed by Mario Kart 7, a feat that will be confirmed when Media Create reveals its latest sales data tomorrow.
01. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
02. Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend (Sega)
03. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Subtitled Version (Square Enix)
04. Zelda Skyward Sword (Nintendo)
05. Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix)
06. Battlefield 3 (EA)
07. Uncharted 3 (Sony)
08. Sengoku Basara 3 Utage (Capcom)
09. One Piece Gigant Battle 2 New World (Namco Bandai)
10. Ore No Shikabane Wo Koete Yuke (Sony)