Rhythm Coolness

The Media Create charts have rolled around once again, having brought some positive news for Nintendo in recent times; pleasingly, that trend continues.

To start with software we have two 3DS games and a Wii U title leading the way - Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus is top (maybe thanks to its awesome commercials?) on 3DS, while the snappily titled Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale makes its début in second place. Splatoon is still shifting rather decent numbers in 3rd place, while mainstays such as Mario Kart 8 can be found further down the charts. The top 20 - with lifetime sales in brackets - is below.

  1. [3DS] Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 66,416 (224,008)
  2. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 46,491 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 43,653 (310,582)
  4. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 35,872 (New)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 16,443 (91,102)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 9,703 (209,693)
  7. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 8,660 (1,037,923)
  8. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 6,150 (117,985)
  9. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution (Falcom, 06/11/15) – 4,666 (25,150)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,332 (2,643,436)
  11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 3,983 (155,177)
  12. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 3,848 (266,975)
  13. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 3,553 (25,848)
  14. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,460 (2,246,991)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,621 (3,985,433)
  16. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 2,533 (54,017)
  17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,522 (646,705)
  18. [PS4] Alien: Isolation (Sega, 06/11/15) – 2,060 (8,287)
  19. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami the Best) (Konami, 06/11/15) – 1,882 (3,980)
  20. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 1,826 (2,616,984)

Moving onto hardware we still have Nintendo hardware at the top. The New 3DS LL (XL) is now leading, with that strong position improved once the three other portable models are added. Despite a drop of nearly 1800 units the Wii U holds onto second place overall, making it the top selling home console in Japan for another week; the results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 3DS LL – 17,642 (19,620)
  2. Wii U – 14,616 (16,413)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,850 (10,822)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 11,748 (10,797)
  5. New 3DS – 4,506 (4,329)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,819 (2,633)
  7. 3DS – 1,126 (943)
  8. 3DS LL – 790 (880)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 540 (566)
  10. Xbox One – 201 (100)

Positive momentum for Nintendo in Japan, then, with Fire Emblem If - now known as Fire Emblem Fates in the West - arriving in the country this week and no doubt set to have an impact in the next set of results.

[via gematsu.com]