It's that time again for Media Create chart results from Japan, and this week's numbers have an air of predictability about them; that's good news for both Nintendo and Capcom.

The launch of Monster Hunter X (Cross) has brought nearly 1.5 million sales for the title - with Famitsu having a number slightly above that - making it one of the biggest 3DS game launches in the country, in the same ball-park as the likes of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It's another major success for Capcom, with the new entry introducing a fresh blend of action gameplay into the conventional fare. These numbers include download cards sold at retail but not direct eShop sales, so the actual sales will naturally be higher.

Elsewhere Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage! is a 3DS newcomer at number two, while Splatoon and Super Mario Maker seal third and fourth place respectively, rounding out a strong week for games on Nintendo systems. The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 1,488,367 (New)
  2. [3DS] Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage! (Bandai Namco, 11/26/15) – 24,918 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 23,823 (825,940)
  4. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 18,639 (410,432)
  5. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront (EA, 11/19/15) – 18,341 (142,249)
  6. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia VS Sega Hard Girls: Dream Fusion Special (Compile Heart, 11/26/15) – 16,941 (New)
  7. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 15,748 (1,760,188)
  8. [PSV] Criminal Girls 2 (NIS, 11/26/15) – 15,196 (New)
  9. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 6 (Bandai Namco, 11/26/15) – 13,613 (New)
  10. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 13,608 (220,408)
  11. [PS4] Blade Arcus from Shining Ex (Sega, 11/26/15) – 12,469 (New)
  12. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 10/05/15) – 12,115 (117,074)
  13. [Wii U] Taiko Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen (Bandai Namco, 11/26/15) – 10,007 (New)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 10,003 (1,135,805)
  15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,859 (413,188)
  16. [PS3] Blade Arcus from Shining Ex (Sega, 11/26/15) – 8,083 (New)
  17. [PSV] Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (Gust, 11/19/15) – 6,183 (31,988)
  18. [3DS] Pokemon Rumble World (Nintendo, 11/19/15) – 6,130 (16,250)
  19. [Wii U] Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Nintendo, 11/21/15) – 6,022 (26,325)
  20. [PSV] Omega Labyrinth (D3 Publisher, 11/19/15) – 5,623 (30,736)

Capcom's monster hit has also brought a huge boost to New 3DS hardware sales; there has been a handsome red New 3DS LL (XL) model in addition to a standard New 3DS with some special kisekae cover plates. Wii U also enjoyed a boost to bring it closer to the PS4; results below have last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 3DS LL – 105,629 (28,257)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 26,598 (29,052)
  3. Wii U – 20,256 (14,684)
  4. New 3DS – 18,052 (5,859)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 14,765 (12,258)
  6. 3DS – 6,095 (1,012)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,643 (1,624)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,247 (596)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 625 (583)
  10. Xbox One – 591 (889)

A terrific week for Capcom, then, with Nintendo no doubt happy to see such a sizeable number of New 3DS systems sold. Whether Monster Hunter X (Cross) will be localised for the West will be interesting to see.

[via gematsu.com]