Nintendo on top? In other news, grass is green and folks need oxygen to breathe
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team sold nearly 100,000 copies in its opening week, according to data obtained by market research firm Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS role-playing game topped Japanese software charts, dethroning last week's best-seller, Pikmin 3, which came in at number three. The Wii U strategy title followed up its 92,000 unit debut by finding its way to an additional 28,000 homes.
On the hardware side of things, as if there were any doubt, the 3DS is still king in Japan. Nintendo shifted over 57,000 portables on the week. In comparison, the PlayStation Vita and Wii U each moved around 14,000 devices. Trailing in last was the Xbox 360, selling exactly 420 units. There's a joke in there somewhere.