Japanese software sales, August 21 - August 27: OMG edition

Jason Wishnov
J. Wishnov|08.31.06

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Jason Wishnov
August 31st, 2006
Japanese software sales, August 21 - August 27: OMG edition
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Software - This Week | Total Sales

1.) Final Fantasy III (NDS, Square Enix) - 503,051 | NEW
2.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 65,556 | 2,901,264
3.) Rune Factory (NDS, Marvelous Interactive) - 42,210 | NEW
4.) Brain Training 2 (NDS, Nintendo) - 41,784 | 3,073,195
5.) Cooking Navi (NDS, Nintendo) - 37,326 | 384,045
6.) Tamagotchi 2 (NDS, Bandai Namco) - 30,504 | 430,934
7.) Mario Basketball 3-on-3 (NDS, Square Enix) - 30,355 | 233,762
8.) Animal Crossing Wild World (NDS, Nintendo) - 30,023 | 3,149,130
9.) Brain Training (NDS, Nintendo) - 22,866 | 2,736,150
10.) English Training (NDS, Nintendo) - 17,465 | 1,401,669

That's right. Every single game in the top ten is on the Nintendo DS. I mean, we knew this thing rocked faces in Japan, but this is ridiculous. Leading the pack is the sold-more-units-than-pancakes-at-IHOP Final Fantasy III, selling over half a million in a few days. Rune Factory, another newcomer, is doing well at spot number 3, and the rest are familiar faces. We truly believe that if the political party of Nintendo were to run for office in Japan, they would win in a landslide victory.

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