The Japanese Media Create charts have brought positive news for Nintendo of late, and that continues this week with the arrival of the latest blockbuster from Intelligent Systems.

Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem: If in Japan - has launched in Nintendo's homeland and performed rather well. There are three options that gamers have been choosing from, with two separate versions and a special edition that has both storylines in one package. The combined total of sales (303,666 units) is comfortably beyond the 242,600 début week sales of Fire Emblem: Awakening in Japan in 2012, showing that the strategy of multiple versions has worked well. The top 20, with lifetime sales in brackets, is below.

  1. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom / Dark Knight Kingdom (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 260,675 (New)
  2. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Atlus, 06/25/15) – 94,036 (New)
  3. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 42,991 (New)
  4. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 42,718 (266,726)
  5. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Square Enix, 06/25/15) – 38,758 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 37,458 (348,040)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 2 (Bandai Namco, 06/25/15) – 16,392 (New)
  8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,896 (220,589)
  9. [PSV] Chaos;Child (5pb., 06/25/15) – 10,325 (New)
  10. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 9,284 (55,776)
  11. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Square Enix, 06/25/15) – 8,729 (New)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,978 (1,045,901)
  13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 7,687 (98,789)
  14. [PSV] Shinobi, Ko Utsutsu: Setsugekka Koi Emaki (Idea Factory, 06/25/15) – 6,762 (New)
  15. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 6,454 (42,326)
  16. [3DS] Kaitou Joker: Toki o Koeru Kaitou to Ushinawareta Houseki (Bandai Namco, 06/25/15) – 5,189 (New)
  17. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,899 (2,648,334)
  18. [PS4] Chaos;Child (5pb., 06/25/15) – 4,860 (New)
  19. [PS4] Ride (Intergrow, 06/25/15) – 4,056 (New)
  20. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 4,054 (122,038)

Moving onto hardware, Persona 4: Dancing All Night has contributed a great deal to Vita grabbing top spot, though combining the 3DS models still sees Nintendo comfortably lead the way. Though the Wii U has dipped below PS4, meanwhile, it's still holding its own with sales in five figures. The results are below, with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation Vita – 23,134 (11,748)
  2. New 3DS LL – 21,818 (17,642)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 14,482 (13,850)
  4. Wii U – 13,166 (14,616)
  5. New 3DS – 8,294 (4,506)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,761 (2,819)
  7. 3DS – 1,396 (1,126)
  8. 3DS LL – 847 (790)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 820 (540)
  10. Xbox One – 243 (201)

A good week for the Fire Emblem series, then, which hopefully bodes well ahead of its Western release in 2016.

[via gematsu.com]