Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales See Slight Increase in Japan as Yokai Watch 2 Stays on Top

Yoshi's New Island makes chart début in second

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]

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