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Sales are on the up in Japan as the Holiday season approaches, and the latest Media Create chart results bring very happy reading for Nintendo in terms of both software and hardware.

Starting with software, Monster Hunter X (Cross) continues its dominance at number one, with its lifetime retail sales in Japan now passing two million units. The top four are all on Nintendo hardware, with Splatoon and Super Mario Maker still going strong in 3rd and 4th place; both titles also have handsome hardware bundles available in Nintendo's homeland (as they do in the West, too). The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 192,203 (2,013,048)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 52,878 (1,851,500)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 51,138 (912,335)
  4. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 48,600 (491,188)
  5. [PSV] Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni (Marvelous, 12/10/15) – 39,013 (New)
  6. [PSV] Steins;Gate 0 (5pb., 12/10/15) – 38,746 (New)
  7. [PS4] Steins;Gate 0 (5pb., 12/10/15) – 38,156 (New)
  8. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo, 12/03/15) – 32,580 (81,847)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 27,669 (1,175,208)
  10. [PS4] Gravity Rush Remastered (SCE, 12/10/15) – 25,004 (New)
  11. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 23,402 (New)
  12. [PSV] The Idolmaster: Must Songs Red Board / Blue Board (Bandai Namco, 12/10/15) – 23,349 (New)
  13. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 10/05/15) – 21,553 (152,533)
  14. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 17,643 (442,010)
  15. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Evolution (Falcom, 12/10/15) – 15,202 (New)
  16. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 14,232 (524,053)
  17. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Omise Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia, 11/19/15) – 12,506 (41,953)
  18. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 8,840 (240,340)
  19. [PS3] Steins;Gate 0 (5pb., 12/10/15) – 8,645 (New)
  20. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront (EA, 11/19/15) – 8,368 (160,104)

There's good news for Nintendo in terms of hardware sales, too. The 3DS family is well out in front with increases across all models, with the New 3DS LL (XL) leading the way once again. The biggest story is Wii U, however, continuing its impressive momentum to climb up to second overall and to now lead in the home console stakes with 47,890 sales. The results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 3DS LL – 81,294 (76,779)
  2. Wii U – 47,890 (32,604)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 38,497 (35,782)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 35,116 (21,860)
  5. New 3DS – 19,454 (17,202)
  6. 3DS – 8,549 (7,915)
  7. 3DS LL – 3,531 (1,113)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 2,434 (1,916)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 793 (646)
  10. Xbox One – 609 (289)

Some excellent results there from a Nintendo perspective; it seems that the power of evergreen releases, and their related bundles, are giving the Wii U a welcome boost.

[via gematsu.com]