It's Wednesday, which means Media Create Japanese chart results, and this week brings further cheer for everyone's favourite pink ball, as Kirby: Triple Deluxe retains top spot in the software chart. The hardware positions remain the same, but with every system seeing a drop in sales.

To start with the software top 20, Kirby follows up his impressive launch sales with more solid numbers, while a remainder of established games eke out more sales to add to their totals. 3DS titles are dominant once again, with Puzzle and Dragons Z and Pokémon X & Y still picking up the runners-up honours. Super Mario 3D World is the Wii U's sole entry in 10th position; the results (physical retail only) are below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 81,069 (295,276)
2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 48,788 (1,265,209)
3. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 23,600 (3,893,725)
4. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 19,039 (327,985)
5. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 17,897 (341,398)
6. [3DS] Sentouchu Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle – 17,057 (241,926)
7. [PS3] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster – 14,026 (255,759)
8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 13,297 (3,192,848)
9. [PSV] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Twin Pack – 12,805 (207,212)
10. [Wii U] Super Mario 3D World – 10,500 (463,020)
11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 8,491 (3,649,813)
12. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V – 7,381 (682,216)
13. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 – 5,834 (296,844)
14. [PS3] Shin Gundam Musou – 5,507 (207,036)
15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 5,401 (2,263,720)
16. [PSV] Shin Gundam Musou – 5,352 (103,234)
17. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 5,334 (1,651,030)
18. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 – 5,081 (302,433)
19. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang / Supernova – 5,062 (222,026)
20. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 4,817 (2,236,013)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the dearth of new releases, hardware numbers dropped across the board. The 3DS remains on top, both with the XL / LL individually and with both models combined, while the Wii U remains behind the PS3; last week's results are in parenthesis.

3DS LL / XL – 32,393 (40,038)
PlayStation Vita – 24,755 (29,494)
3DS – 15,045 (20,116)
PlayStation 3 – 13,243 (14,845)
Wii U – 11,443 (14,020)
PSP – 4,024 (4,758)
PlayStation Vita TV – 2,208 (2,522)
Xbox 360 – 273 (281)

It's been a strong opening fortnight for Triple Deluxe in comparison to some previous titles starring the mascot, and Nintendo will no doubt hope for a positive reaction when it is eventually localised for the West; as for hardware, Nintendo will naturally want to bring the Wii U back up to its stronger Holiday levels — at which time it was second behind the 3DS XL — in the coming months.

[via gematsu.com]