Nintendo Ruled Japanese Software Sales In 2008

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ASCII Media Works, publisher of Japanese game magazine Dengeki, released domestic game sales rankings for 2008.

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Nintendo came in first place for the sixth year in a row, fueled by 5 million selling titles and grabbing roughly a 40 percent market share.

Konami Digital Entertainment had a solid year, going from fifth place in 2007 to third place. SEGA also got a healthy bounce with the release of Ryu Ga Gotoku 3, going from eighth place to sixth place.

08年度のゲームソフト売り上げ、トップは任天堂 アスキー調べ [Nikkei] [Pic]

DISCUSSION

2009 will likely prove to be a different story. Though they may have some software across DS and Wii to change that, it will probably be too late in the year to really do anything to significantly push it in their favor.