The smaller model has cooler packaging than the LL, though
The smaller model has cooler packaging than the LL, though

As January wears on we're getting to the post-Holiday stages in terms of buzz and sales. Not many new titles are coming out, and reveals are thin on the ground as game companies draw breath and put plans in place. With that in mind we have a fairly unremarkable set of Media Create chart results out of Japan, albeit with some solid news for Nintendo among the sales drops.

Starting with software, the latest Atlus title takes the top two places on PS Vita and PS4. What follows is the usual batch of evergreen titles on Wii U and 3DS, with Card Fight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! on the portable making a modest debut in fourth place. The results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 43,394 (New)
  2. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 42,263 (New)
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 36,700 (2,623,786)
  4. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard G: Stride to Victory!! (FuRyu, 01/14/16) – 20,992 (New)
  5. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 19,576 (757,807)
  6. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 18,455 (1,201,389)
  7. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 14,716 (2,161,824)
  8. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 14,342 (767,081)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 13,182 (621,061)
  10. [PS3] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 9,771 (New)
  11. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 8,793 (197,670)
  12. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 6,546 (636,070)
  13. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (Bandai Namco, 12/24/15) – 6,090 (127,496)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 5,389 (127,496)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 5,305 (1,317,679)
  16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (Take-Two Interactive, 10/08/15) – 4,679 (58,978)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 4,554 (56,230)
  18. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo, 12/03/15) – 4,408 (212,221)
  19. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (SCE, 12/03/15) – 4,136 (42,386)
  20. [PSV] Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours (Chara-Ani, 01/14/16) – 3,675 (New)

In hardware we have fairly hefty sales declines across the board. The New 3DS LL (XL) takes top spot and actually increases its lead over PS4 and Vita, while the Wii U drops again but is still in five figures. The results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 3DS LL – 30,172 (37,227)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,592 (36,559)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 18,202 (31,338)
  4. Wii U – 15,398 (24,722)
  5. New 3DS – 6,241 (11,610)
  6. 3DS – 4,797 (9,698)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,939 (2,784)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,162 (1,944)
  9. Xbox One – 99 (293)

A quiet week, overall, with the inevitable January lull taking hold - despite this there's still some cheer for Nintendo as its hardware and games maintain some momentum.

[via gematsu.com]