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Nintendo reigns supreme in Japanese hardware and software sales


It probably comes as no surprise that Nintendo came out on top in a list of the best selling hardware and software in Japan for the 12 months prior to March 30, 2008. Famitsu reports the Nintendo DS and Wii had 6.3 and 3.7 million in sales respectively, while Wii Fit topped the software list selling 1.76 million units. Nintendo owned the top five spots in software, while in hardware the breakdown was Nintendo, Sony and -- somewhere barely peeking over the horizon line -- Microsoft.

The PlayStation 2 was not included in the hardware list and the Xbox 360 shows it still has a long, long (x3) way to go in the land of the rising sun, with a mere 235,318 sold in the year. The hardware and software lists can be found after the break.


Hardware sales (PS2 not included):

  • Nintendo DS: 6,343,547
  • Nintendo Wii: 3,741,946
  • PlayStation Portable: 3,427,971
  • PlayStation 3: 1,197,418
  • Xbox 360: 235,318

Software sales:

  • Wii Fit: 1,762,193
  • Mario Party DS: 1,659,315
  • Wii Sports: 1,616,377
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl: 1,554,852
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: 1,354,447

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