In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week.

As expected, Yokai Watch 2 remains comfortably on top in its second week, surging past one and a half million retail sales. New titles on 3DS, Vita and PS3 take up the next three places, while Mario Kart 8 plugs away in fifth place with nearly 15,000 more sales. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 331,946 (1,648,653)
2. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines – 93,775 (New)
3. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea – 43,744 (New)
4. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP – 21,524 (New)
5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 14,992 (542,358)
6. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 12,790 (1,208,077)
7. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 9,761 (262,427)
8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 9,258 (101,478)
9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 5,714 (69,636)
10. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 5,628 (59,585)
11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,090 (23,659)
12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 4,925 (4,106,912)
13. [PS4] Murdered: Soul Suspect – 4,467 (New)
14. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 4,094 (67,541)
15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,905 (3,311,605)
16. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 3,455 (85,832)
17. [3DS] Happe-chan Minna de Odekake! Wakuwaku Hoppe Land!! – 3,433 (New)
18. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 2,996 (70,108)
19. [PSV] Persona 4 Golden – 2,929 (304,785)
20. [Wii U] Wii Sports Club – 2,898 (New)

Hardware results see all platforms — oddly with the exception of the Vita TV — drop sales. The 3DS LL / XL had a major dip after its Yokai Watch 2 launch boost, while another fresh release on Vita can't prevent it from dropping down and staying behind Nintendo's portable. The Wii U remains the top selling console, but nevertheless with disappointing sales figures; the results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

3DS LL – 31,192 (55,531)
PlayStation Vita – 27,352 (38,907)
Wii U – 8,209 (8,658)
PlayStation 3 – 7,389 (7,763)
PlayStation 4 – 6,456 (7,150)
3DS – 6,185 (6,425)
PlayStation Vita TV – 2,249 (1,803)
PSP – 556 (779)
Xbox 360 – 129 (140)

Another week of double lattes all around for the Level 5 team, while the 3DS LL retains its top spot in the hardware charts. As for the Wii U and its home console rivals, the busier release schedule of August / Fall can't come soon enough.

[via gematsu.com]