Kirby: Triple Deluxe Takes Japan By Storm

When Kirby: Triple Deluxe launched in Japan last week, it kicked quite a bit of ass while taking very few names. Launching straight to number one on the charts, and amounting over 214,000 copies sold in its first week alone, Kirby is proving that he’s still a Nintendo franchise to be reckoned with.

  • 1. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/09/14) – 214,208 (New)
  • 2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment, 12/12/31) – 52,880 (1,216,421)
  • 3. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo, 10/12/13) – 34,179 (3,870,125)
  • 4. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 12/26/13) – 26,286 (323,502)
  • 5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 19,497 (3,179,551)
  • 6. [PS3] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 16,285 (241,733)
  • 7. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 14,195 (308,946)
  • 8. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle (Namco Bandai, 10/17/13) – 13,665 (224,869)
  • 9. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, 11/21/13) – 13,079 (452,521)
  • 10. [PSV] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Twin Pack (Square Enix, 12/26/13) – 12,237 (194,407)

Hopefully Kirby finds the same success across the ocean, although it’s pretty likely as the core 3DS market is always craving a bright, colorful platformer — and those are just the things that Triple Deluxe has in spades.