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Super Mario 3D World’s first week sales from Japan are in. Unfortunately, they’re not too hot.

Nintendo sold just over 100,000 copies of Super Mario 3D World in Japan last week. With roughly 107,000 copies in the hands of gamers, it’s the lowest debut for a 3D Mario game.

Here’s how Super Mario 3D World stacks up to other 3D entries:

1) Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 337,569 (1,032,853 total)
2) Super Mario 3D Land – 344,698 (1,861,023 total)
3) Super Mario Sunshine – 280,610 (789,989 total)
4) Super Mario Galaxy – 256,341 (1,025,664 total)
5) Super Mario 64* – 162,113 (1,639,914 total)
6) Super Mario 64 DS* – 120,062 (1,231,535 total)
7) Super Mario 3D World – 106,967

* Launch title

Of course, there are some things to consider here, such as the Wii U’s very low install base. Mario 3D World will also likely be one of Nintendo’s titles that continues to sell continuously over the next few years.

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Nintendo has published a new Iwata Asks focusing on Nintendo 3DS Guides: Louvre. You can find the full discussion here. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto both participated in the discussion.

This week’s Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 277.082 / NEW
02./00. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 99.588 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 83.605 / NEW
04./05. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 72.932 / 3.002.738 (-12%)
05./00. [3DS] Aikatsu! 2-nin no My Princess (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) – 72.087 / NEW
06./01. [PSV] God Eater 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 39.052 / 305.378 (-85%)
07./03. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 35.879 / 187.678 (-76%)
08./02. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 29.252 / 219.883 (-85%)
09./07. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 21.120 / 2.959.789 (-20%)
10./00. [PSP] God Eater 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 20.508 / 132.531
11./00. [PS3] Monster Hunter Frontier G: Beginner’s Package (Capcom) {2013.11.20} (¥6.090) – 19.334 / NEW
12./00. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) – 19.265 / NEW
13./00. [PSV] New Atelier Rorona: Hajimari no Monogatari – The Alchemist of Arland # (Gust) {2013.11.21} (¥6.090) – 17.536 / NEW
14./00. [PS3] New Atelier Rorona: Hajimari no Monogatari – The Alchemist of Arland # (Gust) {2013.11.21} (¥7.140) – 14.060 / NEW
15./09. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 13.548 / 593.370 (-33%)
16./06. [3DS] Daigasso! Band Brothers P (Nintendo) {2013.11.14} (¥4.800) – 12.635 / 52.831 (-69%)
17./12. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 9.485 / 190.659 (-30%)
18./10. [PS3] Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts) {2013.11.07} (¥7.665) – 9.134 / 150.124 (-53%)
19./11. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥3.980) – 7.624 / 24.600 (-55%)
20./16. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 7.046 / 102.350 (-12%)

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Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai posted the following (short and sweet) comment on Miiverse:

Sonic, failure.

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre is out now in Europe. In North America, 3DS owners will have to wait just a bit longer for the software. Nintendo has confirmed that Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre will be available in the states starting on December 2. Pricing is set at $19.99.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

3DS LL – 63,709
Vita – 21,044
Wii U – 21,002
3DS – 20,797
PS3 – 12,436
Vita TV – 7,868
PSP – 3,546
Wii – 457
Xbox 360 – 342

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

3DS LL – 47,852
Vita – 46,350
Vita TV – 42,172
3DS – 22,250
Wii U – 15,906
PS3 – 12,019
PSP – 4,353
Wii – 518
Xbox 360 – 404

Nintendo has released a new update on Miiverse today. It mainly paves the way for the upcoming 3DS version, but quite a few changes have been made on Wii U (and on the web) as well, such as an updated design, new display options, and more. You can find the full lowdown from “NintendoMarty” below.

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Nintendo announces that the multimedia guide for the world’s most popular art museum is to be released today on Nintendo eShop

27th November 2013 – In April 2012, Nintendo and the world famous Louvre Museum in Paris kick-started a partnership which saw Nintendo 3DS systems being introduced as the exclusive multimedia guide at the museum. Fast-forward less than two years, and in a new Nintendo Direct broadcast today featuring Mr Satoru Iwata and Mr Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo have announced that an enhanced version of this interactive experience, Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre, will be made available to download from Nintendo eShop (available through the Nintendo 3DS family of systems) from 27th November 2013 ensuring you can discover what the Louvre has to offer in the comfort of your own home, as well as when at the Louvre Museum itself.

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre presents innovative and unique ways to enjoy the many attractions that the Louvre Museum exhibits using the 3D functionality of the Nintendo 3DS system, which does not require the use of special 3D enabled glasses. Bringing the world’s most visited museum to life with over 600 images of artwork, nearly 30 hours of audio commentary, and more than 400 photos of the museum interior including 360° panoramic 3D photos of gallery spaces. Within the 600 images of artwork, users will be able to examine 150 artwork as high resolution 2D images, 3D photos or 3D models using the exclusive 3D feature of the Nintendo 3DS. In addition, there is an interactive map of the museum where users can design their own trail around the exhibits, making the multimedia guide t he ideal interactive software regardless of whether or not you are able to visit the Louvre Museum in person.

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HMV has shared the official boxart for Dragon Quest Monsters 2 on 3DS. You can find it above.

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YouTube has received an update on Wii U, as was promised during the most-recent Nintendo Direct. For one thing, the app is much smoother than the previous version. You can also watch videos on the GamePad or search for content while a video is playing.

Thanks to Jake and Tim for the tip.