Nintendo DS Tops 30 Million in Japan

By Adam Riley 21.04.2010 2

Nintendo DS Tops 30 Million in Japan on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

The Nintendo DS family has now passed the 30 million mark in Japan, according to Media Create. This is the first system in the history of the country's sales tracking that has managed to achieve such a feat. In the same week, New Super Mario Bros. Wii clamboured its way back up to the top of the Top 50 software chart, with sales now over 3.6 million units. Last week's No.1, Etrian Odyssey III from Atlus on DS, drops to No.7 with sales nearing the 110,000 mark.

Check out the software and hardware data below:

Media Create Top 50 - 5th-11th April, 2010
1.) (5) New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 37,244 | 3,654,631
2.) (2) Fist of the North Star: Warriors (PS3, Koei) - 34,262 | 491,186
3.) (4) Pro Baseball Spirits 2010 (PSP, Konami) - 31,127 | 81,853
4.) (3) Pro Baseball Spirits 2010 (PS3, Konami) - 30,624 | 87,760
5.) (6) Friend Collection (NDS, Nintendo) - 22,563 | 3,090,041
6.) (8) Pokémon Ranger: Tracks of Light (NDS, The Pokemon Company) - 20,359 | 380,537
7.) (1) Etrian Odyssey III: Caller of the Starry Seas (NDS, Atlus Co.) - 19,257 | 107,022
8.) (7) Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend (PS3, Sega) - 17,788 | 518,883
9.) (11) Wii Fit Plus (Wii, Nintendo) - 15,380 | 1,818,000
10.) (14) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP the Best Reprint) (PSP, Capcom) - 11,240 | 246,000
11.) (10) Pro Baseball Spirits 2010 (PS2, Konami) - 11,145 | 32,800
12.) (15) Nicola Kanshuu: Model Oshare Audition (NDS, Alchemist) - 11,094 | 25,689
13.) (NEW) Judie no Atelier: Guramnat no Renkinjutsu (PSP, Gust) - 11,078 | NEW
14.) (16) Gundam: Assault Survive (PSP, Namco Bandai) - 8,998 | 143,288
15.) (9) Dead or Alive: Paradise (PSP, Tecmo) - 8,972 | 39,701
16.) (17) Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo) - 8,422 | 1,839,944
17.) (19) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 8,099 | 5,789,019
18.) (18) Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 7,781 | 2,627,750
19.) (13) God of War III (PS3, SCE) - 7,775 | 68,380
20.) (20) Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Ultimate Hits) (NDS, Square Enix) - 6,577 | 104,233
21.) (22) Pro Baseball Family Stadium DS 2010 (NDS, Namco Bandai) - 6,260 | 32,893
22.) (21) God Eater (PSP, Namco Bandai) - 5,899 | 586,745
23.) (34) Saki Portable (PSP, Alchemist)
24.) (23) The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (NDS, Nintendo) - 5,856 | 651,403
25.) (24) Crayon Shin-Chan: Obaka Daininden (NDS, Namco Bandai) - 5,656 | 38,543
26.) (27) Pokémon HeartGold / SoulSilver (NDS, The Pokémon Company) - 5,471 | 3,683,751
27.) (25) Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! 3D (PSP, SCE)
28.) (29) Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie (NDS, Square Enix)
29.) (26) Kenka Bancho 4: One Year War (PSP, Spike)
30.) (32) Winning Post World 2010 (PS3, Koei)
31.) (28) Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce 2 (PSP, Koei)
32.) (36) Nobunaga's Ambition: Way of Heaven (PS3, Koei)
33.) (31) Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire / Blizzard (NDS, Level 5)
34.) (35) Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (PS3, Capcom)
35.) (39) One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Ep.1 (Everyone's Recommendation Selection) (Wii, Namco Bandai)
36.) (38) Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3, Electronic Arts)
37.) (12) Hudson x GReeeeN Live!? DeeeeS!? (NDS, Hudson) - 3,467 | 17,291
38.) (33) God of War Collection (PS3, Capcom)
39.) (43) Demon's Souls (Playstation 3 the Best) (PS3, SCE)
40.) (40) Taiko Drum Master Wii 2 (Wii, Namco Bandai)
41.) (41) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii, Nintendo)
42.) (47) Yakuza 3 (PlayStation 3 the Best) (PS3, Sega)
43.) (49) Machi-Ing Maker 3 x Tousouchuu (PSP, D3 Publisher)
44.) (44) Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo)
45.) (NEW) Hakuouki DS (NDS, Idea Factory)
46.) (37) Nettou! Powerful Koushien (NDS, Konami)
47.) (45) RPG Maker DS (NDS, Enterbrain)
48.) (46) Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (Ultimate Hits) (NDS, Square Enix)
49.) (42) Pet Shop Monogatari DS 2 (NDS, Taito Corporation)
50.) (RE) Momotaro Railway 16 (Wii, Hudson)

Hardware - This Week | Last Week | 2010 Sales | Lifetime Sales
1.) Nintendo DS (all models) - 36,459 | 41,219 | 904,331 | 30,002,919
2.) PlayStation Portable (all models) - 31,592 | 39,248 | 886,210 | 14,492,484
3.) PlayStation 3 - 28,973 | 38,877 | 606,433 | 4,993,432
4.) Wii - 25,345 | 30,938 | 716,568 | 10,157,912
5.) Xbox 360 - 3,218 | 2,676 | 53,182 | 1,255,976
6.) PlayStation 2 - 1,425 | 1,815 | 32,076 | 21,638,230
XX.) Nintendo DSi XL - 19,372 | 21,583 | 439,986 | 876,250
XX.) Nintendo DSi - 13,738 | 15,526 | 372,745 | 4,619,230
XX.) Nintendo DS Lite - 3,349 | 4,110 | 91,600 | 17,921,968
XX.) PlayStation Portable - 29,766 | 37,445 | 858,763 | 14,393,185
XX.) PSPgo - 1,826 | 1,803 | 27,447 | 99,299

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Damn that's a lot of DS's. Lets hope the 3DS lives up to its predecessor.

Well, the DS family (DS, Lite, DSi and XL) are sure to sell at least another million or two this year in Japan before it stops selling due to the 3DS.

What will Nintendo show at E3?

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