Metroid Other M sales: Week 9

Sales for Metroid: Other M have risen again this week, selling 17,761 copies this week alone (up from 14,967 last week). The USA saw sales of 9,412 copies (up from 7,679) and combined sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia sold 6,908 copies (up from 5,662). However in Japan, sales have continued to fall, with just 1,441 copies sold this week (down from 1,626). This brings total sales of the game since launch to 542,612 worldwide.

What are your thoughts on these increases and do you think the trend will continue?