New Super Mario Bros. 2
for the 3DS has sold almost 1 million copies in Japan since its launch on July 28, holding the top spot in the sales charts with 152,026 turned over last week. Over its lifespan, New Super Mario Bros. 2
has sold 942,758 copies in Japan.
Japan is slow to catch the digital download craze for full games, selling just 5 percent of all copies digitally as of August 17
. In the UK, New Super Mario Bros. 2 comes in second
in the sales charts, behind Square Enix's Sleepings Dogs