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Tomodachi Collection Selling Magnificently In Japan

Easily outpacing its original DS ancestor!

One thing Nintendo makes it impossible for us to forget is its penchant for peculiarity. Anyone who’s played a WarioWare game can attest to Nintendo’s love for the bizarre and the surreal, and one game that takes Miis in all sorts of mundane, everyday yet at the same time outlandishly odd directions is Tomodachi Collection on the 3DS.

This title squeezes your Miis and their cohorts out of the Plaza and into urban life on a jolly island. They interact, they form friendships, they can even seemingly marry and have Mii babies; and Japan is loving it.

Game Boys!

Rock and roll!

Sales figures revealed by Media Create, hosted courtesy of Nintendo Everything, show that the game’s taken the number one spot across all formats in its native Japan. Tomodachi Collection has sold an impressive 404,805 units, even more staggering considering the game only launched on 18th April.

It gets better though. Siliconera has helpfully made plain Satoru Iwata’s own recent confirmations to investors, this being that the game is also performing well as a downloadable title via the eShop. The Media Create charts don’t track eShop sales, meaning Tomodachi Collection is performing even better than the already-great performance we just outlined. Staggering!

It’s safe to say that Tomodachi Collection on the 3DS has mightily trounced the performance of its 3DS prequel, which never saw the light of day outside Japan. Hopefully, this strong debut performance will be followed by further sales, which we’re crossing our fingers and hoping could even lead to Nintendo considering localisation. The 3DS is a machine that thrives on creativity, and we’d love new Mii gameplay to enjoy.

Until such time as any announcement about localisation arrives though, we’re content to admire the game’s performance from afar. Would you want to see Tomodachi Collection localised for your 3DS?


By on 28 April 2013
Salubriously silly indie-novelist Tony likes Nintendo, doodling cartoons and various rambunctious shenanigans. His handheld of choice is the Cosmo Black 3DS, he tweets nonsense over on @HeyTonyOfficial, and a Norwich coffee shop has named a sandwich after him.

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