Famitsu Japanese Software Sales for week ending December 29th: Nintendo games dominate

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The latest Famitsu software chart effectively demonstrates how popular Nintendo games are in Japan at this time of year. The publisher’s critically acclaimed 3DS adventure The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds made the biggest splash this week, selling 225 418 copies during its first four days at retail.

Meanwhile, Square Enix’s highly anticipated Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster performed well on both PS3 and PS Vita, beating Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in terms of opening week sales. Hopefully the success of this HD compilation will pave the way for more Final Fantasy remasters, with FFXII seeming like the next logical choice.

It’s interesting to see games such as Monster Hunter 4 and New Super Mario Bros. U making a comeback this week, showing that it’s mostly established franchises which sell well over a long period of time in Japan.

Here are the ten best-selling titles during the past week:

  • [NEW] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo) – 3DS – 225 418
  • PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) – 3DS – 198 968
  • [NEW] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) – PS3 – 182 638
  • Pokémon X & Y (Pokemon Co.) – 3DS – 156 483
  • [NEW] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack (Square Enix) – PS Vita – 134 645
  • Wii Party U (Nintendo) – Wii U – 87 262
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) – Wii U – 75 131
  • Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) – Wii U – 71 159
  • Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) – 3DS – 40 338
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) – 3DS – 37 300

Head over here for this week’s hardware chart.

Source: Famitsu

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