Pokémon X & Y and Monster Hunter 4 Continue Chart Dominance in Japan

Monsters big and small

It's Wednesday, which means it's Media Create Japanese charts day. It's the land where the 3DS rules supreme, while the Wii U awaits its (hopefully) triumphant revival later in the year. This week brings relatively little change, which means good things for Nintendo's portable system.

As expected, Pokémon X & Y and Monster Hunter 4 continue to rule the roost, and bear in mind the following figures do not reflect all download sales; lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 473,151 (2,339,721)
2. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 104,394 (2,757,217)
3. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V – 88,219 (448,334)
4. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle – 44,565 (New)
5. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers – 29,314(New)
6. [PS3] FIFA 14 – 26,170 (New)
7. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls – 22,481 (New)
8. [PS3] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou – 11,819 (85,515)
9. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles – 11,212 (88,450)
10. [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload – 9,532 (85,704)
11. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 7,928 (1,474,096)
12. [PSP] J. League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou – 7,024 (New)
13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 6,937 (3,445,311)
14. [PS3] Fairy Fencer F – 6,167 (46,833)
15. [PSV] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou – 5,879 (39,778)
16. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate – 5,600 (121,655)
17. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 5,451 (296,178)
18. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 4,552 (204,892)
19. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 4.020 (332,884)
20. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 3,896 (918,767)

Hardware follows the predictable trend, with the 3DS (all iterations) remaining comfortably on top despite the new release bump seeing a decrease on last week. Unfortunately the failure of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD to prompt enthusiasm in Japan see the home console's numbers drop to increasingly disappointing levels; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

3DS LL – 94,988 (141,245)
3DS – 59,590 (72,325)
PlayStation Vita – 25,763 (60,166)
PlayStation 3 – 11,643 (12,395)
PSP – 3,651 (3,467)
Wii U – 2,999 (3,276)
Wii – 806 (703)
Xbox 360 – 539 (575)

The 3DS continues on its merry way, while Nintendo will count on upcoming releases to boost the struggling Wii U.

[via gematsu.com]