It's Wednesday, which means we cast our eyes over to the Japanese market to see the movers and shakers, and those titles that simply refuse to go away. It's another decent week from Nintendo's perspective, overall, despite a lack of major releases.

Starting with software, Level-5 continues to have cash fights and all-day parties with spin-off Yo-Kai Watch Busters - in two iterations - remaining at number one and passing one million sales on the 3DS. Splatoon is still doing pretty well, too, and a number of evergreen Nintendo releases are shifting reasonable numbers of units long after release. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 95,369 (1,009,905)
  2. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 58,889 (New)
  3. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 35,161 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 24,289 (455,158)
  5. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion (Compile Heart, 07/23/15) – 18,506 (New)
  6. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 16,110 (359,603)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 3 (Bandai Namco, 07/23/15) – 15,060 (New)
  8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 14,023 (377,775)
  9. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 12,273 (61,076)
  10. [Wii U] Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 11,733 (42,891)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,180 (263,487)
  12. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 9,554 (169,161)
  13. [3DS] Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (Masaya Games, 07/23/15) – 9,300 (New)
  14. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 8,277 (66,959)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,076 (1,074,513)
  16. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 6,757 (25,277)
  17. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,414 (2,668,433)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,343 (4,007,043)
  19. [PSV] Vamwolf Cross (D3 Publisher, 07/23/15) – 3,369 (New)
  20. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 2,966 (170,116)

After being dumped off top-spot by a boosted PS4 last week, the New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL) resumed normal service as number one in hardware. Pleasingly the Wii U halted a steady recent drop in sales to hold in five figures, showing that the system is at least achieving a sense of stability in the Japanese market. The latest results are below, with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 3DS LL – 21,028 (19,432)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 17,656 (24,266)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,843 (13,190)
  4. Wii U – 11,257 (11,028)
  5. New 3DS – 5,753 (5,437)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,956 (2,947)
  7. 3DS – 1,286 (1,376)
  8. 3DS LL – 807 (726)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 642 (618)
  10. Xbox One – 211 (242)

It's all golden toilets and victory lattes at Level-5, meanwhile, though the 3DS is happily benefiting from its success.

[via gematsu.com]