In recent weeks the Media Create Japanese charts have shown Sony systems and its releases nicking ahead of Nintendo's offerings, so with that in mind this week brings happier news for the big N. The company and supportive third-parties have topped the software and hardware results to reverse those recent trends.

To start with software, the top five is made up exclusively of Wii U and 3DS games, two for the home console and three for the portable. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition has grabbed top spot for the 3DS with an impressive tally of 179,926 sales, while Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online has claimed the number two spot on its début. Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles X, which also has a hardware bundle in Japan, made its début in third place with 85,586 sales; it's actually narrowly beaten the previous Japanese launch figures for Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii, an impressive achievement considering the Wii U's smaller userbase.

You can see the top 20 below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 179,926 (New)
  2. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online (Square Enix, 04/30/15) – 98,923 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo, 04/30/15) – 85,586 (New)
  4. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 20,195 (120,242)
  5. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 20,103 (99,007)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 16,166 (125,951)
  7. [PSV] Sakeano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend -Blessing Flowers- (5pb., 04/30/15) – 11,202 (New)
  8. [PSV] ToHeart2: Dungeon Travelers (Aquaplus, 04/30/15) – 10,956 (New)
  9. [PSV] Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (5pb., 04/30/15) – 8,104 (New)
  10. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,955 (974,448)
  11. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 7,141 (63,814)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 6,888 (130,353)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 6,427 (2,610,284)
  14. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 6,277 (38,837)
  15. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 5,618 (2,597,320)
  16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 5,272 (2,220,527)
  17. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (Arc System Works, 04/23/15) – 4,870 (20,420)
  18. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 4,652 (146,633)
  19. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 4,495 (13,201)
  20. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II (Compile Heart, 04/23/15) – 4,369 (26,979)

Moving onto hardware, the Wii U has more than trebled its sales to seize top spot, an unfamiliar position for the system. That's a very welcome boost off the back of those two high-profile releases, while every iteration of the 3DS also saw sales rise; the 3DS family is back on top if you combine all units. The results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Wii U – 22,898 (7,210)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,782 (20,112)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 17,748 (15,467)
  4. New 3DS LL – 17,062 (13,981)
  5. New 3DS – 5,901 (5,329)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,956 (4,248)
  7. 3DS – 1,520 (1,095)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,465 (1,253)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 687 (558)
  10. Xbox One – 341 (201)

An excellent week for Nintendo, with positive results in both hardware and software. That old idea of 'games sell systems' has been proven once again.

[via gematsu.com]