In recent weeks there have been some decent game and hardware sales in Japan, so a tumble was always on the agenda. Even with that in mind, it's nevertheless been a rather lousy week of sales for Japanese retailers according to the latest Media Create results.

Kicking off with the software charts, Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster on PS4 takes top spot, but only with a humble 15,913 sales in its début week. Despite the low overall numbers there's still a decent representation of 3DS and Wii U games, with Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition in second place; Xenoblade Chronicles X has also crept past 100,000 retail sales, too. It's a bit of a disaster for Code Name S.T.E.A.M., however, launching on 14th May in Japan but failing to even reach the top 20; that's a major blow for the new IP from Intelligent Systems.

The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PS4] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix, 05/14/15) – 15,913 (New)
  2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 13,844 (232,683)
  3. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,303 (155,278)
  4. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 7,422 (128,213)
  5. [PS4] Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Take-Two, 05/14/15) – 6,922 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,405 (989,307)
  7. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 5,260 (134,905)
  8. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 4,236 (101,511)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,648 (2,622,489)
  10. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 3,252 (44,450)
  11. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 3,204 (140,963)
  12. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,133 (2,230,716)
  13. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 2,723 (2,606,206)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,439 (3,972,933)
  15. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 2,300 (105,342)
  16. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 2,133 (17,997)
  17. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 2,072 (117,161)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,041 (636,111)
  19. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 1,944 (84,347)
  20. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 1,863 (100,345)

Moving onto hardware, there are substantial drops for all platforms. The PS4 sneaks ahead of the New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL), though the 3DS family is still the top-selling overall platform in the country; that's despite sales for the original models now dropping into three figures. The Wii U falls away into four figures once again - results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 11,489 (15,992)
  2. New 3DS LL – 11,340 (17,875)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,685 (17,273)
  4. Wii U – 6,428 (11,137)
  5. New 3DS – 3,483 (5,446)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,964 (4,351)
  7. 3DS LL – 790 (1,358)
  8. 3DS – 742 (1,413)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 439 (665)
  10. Xbox One – 148 (187)

An underwhelming week for all concerned in Japan; in two weeks we'll see whether Splatoon can make a splash for Wii U.

[via gematsu.com]