Persona Q Gives 3DS a Boost in Japan, Wii U Takes Second Spot

Mario Kart 8 approaches 400,000 physical retail sales

After a chart topping performance from Mario Kart 8 and Wii U in Japan last week, the latest Media Create results bring the 3DS back to the fore with a major new release.

Kicking off with software, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth has arrived at number one in Nintendo's homeland, which represents a series début on Nintendo hardware. Mario Kart 8 falls to second but adds 73,051 physical retail sales; Yo-kai Watch continues on its merry way in third place. The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 186,856 (New)
2. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 73,051 (398,943)
3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch – 33,380 (1,054,257)
4. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!! – 32,253 (New)
5. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 19,941 (83,003)
6. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories – 8,390 (90,438)
7. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,668 (36,696)
8. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order – 7,448 (New)
9. [PS4] FIFA 14 World Class Soccer – 5,126 (35,172)
10. [360] Stranger of Sword City: White Palace – 5,060 (New)
11. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 4,938 (388,927)
12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 4,699 (2,331,642)
13. [PS3] Rain – 4,536 (New)
14. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 4,435 (4,078,350)
15. [PS3] Wolfenstein: The New Order – 4,341 (New)
16. [PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart – 4,249 (32,646)
17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 4,112 (3,289,221)
18. [PS4] inFAMOUS: Second Son – 3,973 (47,396)
19. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 3,709 (596,131)
20. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All – 3,598 (106,391)

Persona Q's release has given the 3DS LL (XL) a welcome boost as it returns to top spot, while the Wii U has seen a drop but remains as the second-highest selling console overall. The results are below, with last week's sales in brackets.

3DS LL – 30,924 (18,776)
Wii U – 13,766 (19,312)
PlayStation Vita – 11,450 (12,859)
PlayStation 4 – 9,466 (6,508)
PSP – 9,365 (1,421)
PlayStation 3 – 6,561 (6,922)
3DS – 5,346 (4,957)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,193 (1,098)
Xbox 360 – 255 (225)

A strong week for the 3DS, while the Wii U sees momentum drop — as expected — in Mario Kart 8's second week; its second place finish reflects a struggling overall hardware market in Japan.

[via gematsu.com]

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