Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games in Japan

By Adam Riley 01.06.2011 5

Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games in Japan on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Whilst the Nintendo 3DS has indeed been a worldwide hit since launching at the end of February in Japan and the tail-end of March for the main Western territories, sales have shown signs of slowing after the initial spurt. In Japan, the system has only sold through one million units as of last week's Media Create data (the week of 16th-22nd May).

How has its software sales been doing, though? Some leaked Famitsu data has found its way into the wild to reveal a few surprises, with a couple of launch games not performing quite as well as more recent releases.

Check out the list below for all the data acquired:

Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Software Sales (Lifetime)
1.) Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level-5) - 287,271
2.) nintendogs + cats (Nintendo) - 224,988
3.) Samurai Warrior: Chronicles (Koei Tecmo) - 114,916
4.) Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom) - 99,334
5.) Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco) - 80,945
6.) Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (Konami) - 79,456
7.) Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo) - 57,739
8.) Gundam: The 3D Battle (Bandai Namco) - 39,008
9.) Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Koei Tecmo) - 30,597
10.) Famitsa Baseball 2011 (Bandai Namco) - 26,270

This data does not include this week's data, meaning that the new release of One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP is not accounted, whilst one big omission has to be Nintendo's own Steel Diver, which had only just reached the 20,000 mark after two weeks, and is dropping faster than it deserves.

Box art for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
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Level-5

Publisher

Nintendo

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Puzzle

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1

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I frickin' cant belive it professer layton is a stupid puzzel game

( Edited 01.06.2011 23:28 by ninja4546 )

ninja4546 said:
I frickin' cant belive it professer layton is a stupid puzzel game

Yeah, but it's an awesome puzzle game. And it's actually really popular, it's not that much of a surprise really.

... I really shouldn't feed the trolls...

( Edited 02.06.2011 00:11 by ChaosOnline )

Hope DoA picks up sales fast, tis a brilliant game!

Aren't really surprised by the top 5, though thought SSIV would be at least 2nd or 3rd in the list.

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jb said:
Hope DoA picks up sales fast, tis a brilliant game!

Aren't really surprised by the top 5, though thought SSIV would be at least 2nd or 3rd in the list.

Tbh, after having played DOAD for only the short amount of time I did, I think SSFIV3D doesn't deserve even it's current spot.

Compared to DOAD it's so incredibly half-assed I actually feel robbed of my money in a way.
And usually, I really couldn't care less if I don't like a game (I'll just either trade it in within 24h of buying, or sell and get something else without feeling bothered).

I had the same feeling with SFIV (the original) on the X360, but in this case it's even worse because they actually had the balls to release SSFIV - Arcade Edition with bonus content and dick over everyone that bought any or several of the other versions.

Ugh, Capcom. They'd better prove themselves With Resident Evil: Revelations >.< ...

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Side note, I think Layton definitely deserves the #1 spot. It's a brilliant series and I have no doubts about this being yet another epic installment.

The rest to me just seems like typical launch-fare. Can't be bothered much with how much those're selling, though big numbers would obviously be a nice incentive for devs to put more resources into developing for 3DS.

Also, Steel Diver... Been thinking of getting it, but something's been keeping me. Something just seems off about it. Same with a lot of 3DS launch games, actully, heh.

( Edited 02.06.2011 02:21 by Faust D. Strooijer )

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

'Steel diver, which is dropping faster then it deserves'
I havent played the game but when ONM give it 60% you know you have a dud on your hands.

I tried various reviews and most question the price tag and depth of the game.

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