It's time again for Media Create chart results from Japan, with Nintendo hoping for good news in both the software and hardware stakes; the 3DS sees a game release that the West has been enjoying since Spring.

It should surprise no-one that Level 5's Yokai Watch 2, available in two versions, remains at number one; its physical retail sales are rapidly approaching two million units. A new entry for 3DS at number two is Yoshi's New Island, which wasn't exactly critically acclaimed in the West but has shifted 58,285 copies in its launch week in Japan; Mario Kart 8 is still up in third place. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 180,880 (1,829,533)
2. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 58,285 (New)
3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 18,129 (560,487)
4. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines – 17,690 (111,465)
5. [PSV] Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss – 15,242 (New)
6. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive – 13,688 (New)
7. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 10,620 (1,218,698)
8. [PS3] Under Nigh In-Birth Exe:Late – 9,171 (New)
9. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 9,080 (110,558)
10. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea – 7,432 (51,177)
11. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP – 7,110 (28,634)
12. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 5,768 (75,404)
13. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 5,344 (267,771)
14. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 5,089 (4,112,000)
15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,026 (28,685)
16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 4,591 (3,316,196)
17. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 3,684 (63,269)
18. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 3,587 (71,128)
19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,346 (2,355,647)
20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3,068 (3,764,042)

The hardware results show all non-Nintendo hardware falling away — the 3DS LL / XL and standard model both see small increases, as does the Wii U to reaffirm its status as the current top-selling home console in Japan. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

3DS LL – 31,789 (31,192)
PlayStation Vita – 21,875 (27,352)
Wii U – 9,429 (8,209)
PlayStation 3 – 7,175 (7,389)
3DS – 6,656 (6,185)
PlayStation 4 – 5,581 (6,456)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,767 (2,249)
PSP – 489 (556)
Xbox 360 – 122 (129)

A reasonable week for Nintendo against the context of generally low numbers, while Level 5 is no doubt delighted with the ongoing performance of Yokai Watch 2. It'll be interesting to see how Hyrule Warriors performs on Wii U in a few weeks, as the first of a number of major titles set to kick off the late Summer / Fall season for the big N's home console.

[via gematsu.com]