3DS On Top As Wii U Remains Highest Selling Home Console in Japan

Mario Kart 8 passes half a million physical retail sales

The latest Media Create chart results for Japan are in, and they continue the trends established over recent week in terms of hardware and software. There are certainly yet more positives for Nintendo, albeit against a backdrop of modest overall industry sales in the company's homeland.

The software chart is rather uneventful this week, with Vita title Freedom Wars enjoying its second week on top. The ongoing positive is Level-5's Yo-kai Watch in second place, which continues to show impressive momentum ahead of the sequel's arrival; Mario Kart 8 continues to deliver reasonable sales too, sitting in fourth place and passing half a million physical retail sales. The results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 43,160 (232,048)
2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch – 28,933 (1,176,134)
3. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 24,412 (77,508)
4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 19,386 (512,223)
5. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 12,783 (78,378)
6. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 12,656 (43,684)
7. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II – 10,651 (73,300)
8. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 10,003 (56,456)
9. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 7,607 (144,500)
10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,717 (12,448)
11. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 5,703 (62,446)
12. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 5,065 (58,878)
13. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 4,996 (242,375)
14. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 4,595 (4,097,248)
15. [PS3] Date A Live: Ars Install – 4,383 (14,086)
16. [PSV] Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery – 4,016 (35,542)
17. [PS4] Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed – 3,602 (New)
18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,327 (3,304,016)
19. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 3,305 (404,211)
20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,214 (2,346,622)

The hardware results also bring a continuation of the norm, with minor dips and increases across different systems. The 3DS LL has a healthier lead than last week due to the Vita falling away a little, while the Wii U remains the best-selling home console — unfortunately Nintendo's system has dipped back into four figures. Details are below with last week's sales in brackets.

3DS LL – 21,914 (22,803)
PlayStation Vita – 18,438 (22,192)
Wii U – 9,961 (10,653)
PlayStation 4 – 7,876 (8,059)
PlayStation 3 – 7,511 (7,480)
3DS – 5,424 (5,081)
PlayStation Vita TV – 2,217 (2,727)
PSP – 1,579 (1,445)
Xbox 360 – 180 (201)

A relatively static week in the Japanese charts, then, as the quiet summer spell continues ahead of a busier Fall season.

[via gematsu.com]