Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at Top of Japanese Charts

3DS and Wii U see small increases

It's Media Create Japanese chart results time, once again, and they continue the usual trends — though there are a few talking points to consider.

In terms of software, the two iterations of Yokai Watch 2 had another dominant week, now just one week away — in all likelihood — from passing two million physical retail sales; it's been a spectacular success. Nintendo will likely be relatively pleased that Yoshi's New Island sales haven't gone off a cliff, meanwhile, posting respectable second week figures, while Mario Kart 8 continues to comfortably secured third spot. The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 143,777 (1,973,310)
2. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 33,192 (91,477)
3. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 18,067 (578,554)
4. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 8,849 (119,407)
5. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 8,569 (1,227,267)
6. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines – 7,871 (119,336)
7. [3DS] Happiness Charge PreCure! Kawa-Run Collection – 6,712 (New)
8. [3DS] SoniPro – 6,086 (New)
9. [3DS] Fate/Kaleid Liner: Prisma Illya – 5,532 (New)
10. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea – 5,258 (56,434)
11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 4,988 (33,673)
12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 4,900 (4,116,901)
13. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 4,858 (80,262)
14. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 4,662 (3,320,858)
15. [PSV] Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss – 4,403 (19,645)
16. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive – 4,304 (17,992)
17. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP – 4,297 (32,931)
18. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 4,027 (271,798)
19. [PSV] Child of Light – 3,893 (New)
20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,364 (2,359,011)

Hardware sales will bring qualified cheer for Nintendo. The figures aren't particularly good in isolation, but the company's systems are holding solid momentum; the 3DS LL (XL) remains on top, while small increases for Wii U and the standard 3DS see them occupy third and fourth place, with the home console the best in its class in Japan. The results are below, with last week's sales in brackets.

3DS LL – 31,740 (31,789)
PlayStation Vita – 17,179 (21,875)
Wii U – 9,646 (9,429)
3DS – 7,019 (6,656)
PlayStation 3 – 6,605 (7,175)
PlayStation 4 – 5,695 (5,581)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,506 (1,767)
PSP – 464 (489)
Xbox 360 – 157 (122)

Another week for celebratory cake in the Level 5 offices, while Nintendo is no doubt relieved to be having a happier time in Japan than its rivals.

[via gematsu.com]

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