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With another passing week we have the latest Media Create charts out of Japan, and the focus this time is on momentum and solid sellers, with no major new releases arriving to shake up the results. From Nintendo's perspective the news is positive, with its releases showing decent numbers and hardware holding relatively steady.

Starting with software, Fire Emblem Fates - with its two versions - remains at number one having added nearly 55,000 sales to its launch results; notably the special edition (with both versions) has now dropped out of the top 20. Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus - better known as Rhythm Heaven in the West - has climbed to second with impressive momentum, and likewise Splatoon is still going well on Wii U. A number of other evergreen Nintendo releases can be found further down the top 20, too - the results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 54,896 (315,571)
  2. [3DS] Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus (Nintendo, 06/11/15) -34,467 (301,193)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 34,135 (382,175)
  4. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Atlus, 06/25/15) – 13,028 (107,064)
  5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,941 (232,530)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,833 (1,053,734)
  7. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 6,656 (105,445)
  8. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 4,992 (60,768)
  9. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 4,920 (47,246)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,719 (2,653,053)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,276 (3,992,729)
  12. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 3,529 (125,567)
  13. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,325 (2,253,580)
  14. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 3,148 (161,545)
  15. [PSV] Zettai Geigeki Wars: Metropolis Defenders (Acquire, 07/02/15) – 2,831 (New)
  16. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 2,708 (272,776)
  17. [PSV] Chaos;Child (5pb., 06/25/15) – 2,556 (12,882)
  18. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,536 (651,565)
  19. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Square Enix, 06/25/15) – 2,430 (41,188)
  20. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution (Kadokawa Games, 06/11/15) – 2,142 (30,275)

Hardware sales were generally down last week, with only the PS4 and original 3DS LL (XL) bucking the trend. Nevertheless the New 3DS LL holds number one spot, supplemented by the other models in the 3DS family, and the Wii U remains solid and with five figure sales; results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 3DS LL – 19,475 (21,818)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,171 (14,482)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,067 (23,134)
  4. Wii U – 12,781 (13,166)
  5. New 3DS – 5,506 (8,294)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,102 (2,761)
  7. 3DS – 1,394 (1,396)
  8. 3DS LL – 861 (847)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 741 (820)
  10. Xbox One – 235 (243)

A pleasing week from Nintendo's perspective, with its games and hardware holding steady in a quiet release period.

[via gematsu.com]