Skyward Sword Sells Close To 200,000 In Japan

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is finally available to purchase worldwide. Like the US and Europe, the game is selling well in its native land of Japan. How much exactly? Well, in its first week on the market, it has debuted with 194,978 units sold, according to numbers by Media Create. It had stiff competition from 7th Dragon 2020 and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which also debuted this week.

It didn’t have a prolonged effect on Wii sales, though. The Wii moved 20,148 units, which is doubled from last week, but most Zelda fans in Japan already own a Wii, so this was expected. Another piece of Nintendo hardware, the Nintendo 3DS, managed top spot this week, with 120,920 units moved, leaving the Playstation duo of the PS3 and PSP far behind.

Below are the hard numbers of Japanese sales between Nov 21 and Nov. 27, all from Media Create (via Andriasang):

01. Zelda Skyward Sword (Nintendo, Wii): 194,978
02. 7th Dragon 2020 (Sega, PSP): 122,498
03. Saint Seiya Senki (Namco Bandai, PSP): 66,557
04. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 3DS): 61,710
05. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (Konami, PS3): 61,192
06. Little Battler eXperience Boost (Level-5, PSP): 60,727
07. Weiss Schwarz Portable (Namco Bandai, PSP): 47,586
08. Uta no Prince Sama Music (Broccoli, PSP): 38,918
09. Taiko Drum Master Wii Ultimate Version (Namco Bandai, Wii): 32,098
10. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Subtitled Version (Square Enix, PS3): 29,726
11. One Piece Gigant Battle 2 (Namco Bandai, DS): 27,379
12. Pop’n Music Portable 2 (Konami, PSP): 20,965
13. Ni no Kuni (Level-5, PS3): 20,185
14. Kirby Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 19,527
15. Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, PSP): 16,655
16. Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend (Sega, PSP): 16,322
17. Pokepark 2 Beyond the World (Pokemon, Wii): 14,710
18. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 14,013
19. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 13,756
20. Sengoku Basara 3 Utage (Cacpom, PS3): 13,233

1. 3DS: 120,920
2. PS3: 34,031
3. PSP: 33,151
4. Wii: 20,148
5. DSi LL: 2,237
6. X360: 1,678
7. PS2: 1,294
8. DSi: 993
9. DS Lite: 35

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