Despite having gorgeous claymation-inspired visuals and lashings of colour, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse only managed to reach the third spot in the Japanese charts, being beaten by Tales of Zestiria on PS3 and The Legend of Legacy on the 3DS. It's a shame given just how charming the game looks, but considering the heavier focus on handheld systems in Japan, we're not completely surprised, but we are disappointed.

Elsewhere in the charts Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U continue to perform admirably given their age, but no more so than the triplet of games that fall under Yokai Watch 2, the latest of which is currently rocketing towards 2,500,000 copies alongside Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Here are the software charts for you to see yourself (lifetime sales are in brackets):

1. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria – 340,891 (New)
2. [3DS] The Legend of Legacy – 53,974 (New)
3. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – 32,137 (New)
4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi – 31,876 (2,404,246)
5. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 17,035 (2,474,246)
6. [PSV] Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky – 15,778 (New)
7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 12,318 (2,440,373)
8. [PSV] The Stranger of Sword City: Black Palace – 11,559 (New)
9. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 10,475 (2,122,433)
10. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood – 8,794 (33,068)
11. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 8,728 (569,714)
12. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 5,979 (3,088,387)
13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 5,386 (901,365)
14. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers – 5,178 (249,497)
15. [3DS] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game – 5,052 (New)
16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 5,006 (3,904,259)
17. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 – 4,397 (122,296)
18. [Wii U] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game – 4,207 (New)
19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V – 4,133 (116,633)
20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version – 3,831 (154,713)

The New Nintendo 3DS LL remains in a comfortable lead against its contenders despite dropping 5,000 units compared to last week. The Wii U continues to fall at a gradual rate as the post-holiday lull sets in.

See the figures for yourself (last weeks sales are in brackets):

1. New 3DS LL – 20,065 (25,299)
2. PlayStation Vita – 14,991 (16,823)
3. PlayStation 4 – 13,793 (15,480)
4. PlayStation 3 – 8,600 (7,036)
5. New 3DS – 8,028 (9,916)
6. Wii U – 7,088 (8,894)
7. 3DS LL – 3,882 (4,776)
8. 3DS – 3,287 (4,238)
9. PlayStation Vita TV – 589 (682)
10. Xbox One – 259 (300)

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[via gematsu.com]