Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

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Thanks to the lovely people at Media Create, we have our weekly dose of Japanese game charts to enjoy. In recent times it's been less about what's number one, but by how much it's dominating, and that applies to software and hardware.

In the software stakes, Pokémon X & Y maintains its top placing with a further 229,402 sales, though Monster Hunter 4 is pushed down to fourth by two new releases on the PS3. Some older 3DS releases are dropping away, while Sonic Lost World has endured a rather poor début, with the 3DS version sneaking into 18th place with a meagre 4,919 sales, and the Wii U version not placing in the top 20. Naturally download sales aren't included, but it's still a major disappointment for SEGA — the results are below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 229,402 (2,569,124)
2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 – 83,883 (New)
3. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma – 72,464 (New)
4. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 68,160 (2,825,377)
5. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V – 50,286 (498,600)
6. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 – 36,002 (New)
7. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 – 24,331 (New)
8. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle – 17,009 (61,574)
9. [PSP] Kamigami no Asobi – 12,078 (New)
10. [PSP] Diabolik Lovers More, Blood – 10,481 (New)
11. [PSV] DanganRonpa 1&2 Reload – 10,459 (96,162)
12. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 2 with Xtreme Legends & Empires HD Version – 6,900 (New)
13. [PS3] FIFA 14 – 6,085 (32,056)
14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 5,552 (3,450,853)
15. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 5,518 (1,479,615)
16. [PS3] Sakatsuku Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou – 5,241 (90,756)
17. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles – 5,186 (93,636)
18. [3DS] Sonic Lost World – 4,919 (New)
19. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 4,869 (301,047)
20. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls – 4,602 (27,083)

Hardware sales continue with similar trends and results, as the 3DS models continue to gradually drop back to pre-Pokémon levels, which still means that they're out-selling the other major systems on the market. The Wii U drops further as Sonic Lost World has made no discernible impact; last week's sales are in parenthesis.

3DS LL / XL – 69,001 (94,988)
3DS – 40,507 (59,590)
PlayStation Vita – 24,513 (25,763)
PlayStation 3 – 11,460 (11,643)
PSP – 3,807 (3,651)
Wii U – 2,598 (2,999)
Wii – 742 (806)
Xbox 360 – 351 (539)

It seems that the fate of the Wii U in Japan for the remainder of 2013 will fall to established first-party brands such as Mario, Wii Sports and Wii Fit. We suspect the 3DS will be just fine.

[via gematsu.com]