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Japan: 7 new games make the chart top 10, Mario rules

While 3DS XL clears up on the hardware front

Last week was a busy period for new releases in Japan, with seven games debuting in the software chart top ten and 3DS XL hitting the market.

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As previously reported, Nintendo's new portable and New Super Mario Bros. 2 were the big winners during the week ended July 29, selling 193,000 units and 430,000 copies respectively in just two days of availability.

Fellow debutants included the PS3 version of Persona 4 Arena, which charted at No.2 with 117,318 sales, and Demon Training, the first 3DS entry in the Brain Age series, which sold 46,528 copies to chart at No.7.

On the hardware front, PS3 and PSP sales were up slightly week-over-week, while Vita sales slipped back below the 10,000 unit mark, Andriasang reports.

Weekly software sales (life to date)

  1. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS, Nintendo) 430,185 (New)
  2. Persona 4 Arena (PS3, Atlus) 117,318 (New)
  3. Nayuta no Kiseki (PSP, Falcom) 83,836 (New)
  4. Just Dance Wii 2 (Wii, Nintendo) 61,382 (New)
  5. Pokemon Black & White 2 (DS, Pokemon) 61,116 (2,474,123)
  6. Super Danganronpa 2 (PSP, Spike Chunsoft) 59,112 (New)
  7. Demon Training (3DS, Nintendo) 46,528 (New)
  8. Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection (Wii, Nintendo) 31,324 (131,720)
  9. Digimon World Redigitize (PSP, Namco Bandai) 29,877 (103,345)
  10. Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set (3DS, Columbia) 26,146 (New)

Weekly hardware sales (previous week)

  1. 3DS: 235,974 (44,202)
  2. PS3: 18,160 (16,232)
  3. PSP: 14,029 (13,199)
  4. Vita: 9,081 (10,103)
  5. Wii: 10,549 (8,729)
  6. Xbox 360: 632 (594)
  7. DSi: 496 (545)
  8. PS2: 439 (414)

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