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It's Media Create chart results day, once again, and the Japanese market has had a few key releases to shake things up.

Starting off with software we have Project X Zone 2 making its debut on 3DS, though it's unable to overthrow Call of Duty: Black Ops III having only shifted 40,935 units; that's well down on the 85,539 sales that its predecessor managed when it launched in October 2012. Beyond that we have some evergreen titles for Nintendo further down the list, with Splatoon leading the way in 4th - it had a new hardware bundle released in Japan last week, too. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 10/06/15) – 43,629 (187,446)
  2. [3DS] Project X Zone 2 (Bandai Namco, 11/12/15) – 40,945 (New)
  3. [PS4] Assassin's Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft, 11/12/15) – 32,078 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 21,098 (784,436)
  5. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 10/05/15) – 19,605 (93,429)
  6. [PS4] Need for Speed (EA, 11/12/15) – 18,598 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 15,580 (1,729,740)
  8. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 12,442 (378,609)
  9. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 10/06/15) – 11,123 (32,022)
  10. [PSV] God Eater Resurrection (Bandai Namco, 10/29/15) – 8,752 (155,440)
  11. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes (Nintendo, 10/22/15) – 7,670 (94,136)
  12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 6,880 (397,146)
  13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 5,645 (1,120,354)
  14. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns (Bandai Namco, 10/08/15) – 4,618 (51,863)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo, 09/17/15) – 3,960 (257,263)
  16. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 (Nintendo, 10/01/15) – 3,482 (72,643)
  17. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami, 10/01/15) – 3,093 (94,614)
  18. [PS4] Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (Compile Heart, 10/05/15) – 3,057 (17,449)
  19. [PS4] God Eater Resurrection (Bandai Namco, 10/29/15) – 2,907 (35,068)
  20. [3DS] PriPara Mezase! Idol Grand Prix No. 1! (Bandai Namco, 10/22/15) – 2,819 (47,632)

Moving on to hardware we have Sony's PS4 top again despite a drop, while the smaller New 3DS drops down after its Disney Magical World 2 bundle bump ended. Courtesy of the New 3DS LL (XL) having an increase the 'family' of portables do combine to narrowly pass the PS4, and the Wii U had a decent boost to nearly 18,000 units courtesy of the Splatoon bundle release.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 27,311 (33,442)
  2. New 3DS LL – 21,800 (18,496)
  3. Wii U – 17,921 (9,935)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 11,821 (13,085)
  5. New 3DS – 5,264 (10,448)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,751 (1,716)
  7. 3DS – 968 (965)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 680 (723)
  9. 3DS LL – 561 (474)
  10. Xbox One – 524 (825)

That's it for this week's results, which brought an improvement in Wii U sales but disappointing news for Project X Zone 2 on 3DS.

[via gematsu.com]