It's the middle of the week, which means it's time to look at the Media Create chart results for Japan. After a tough couple of weeks for Nintendo hardware things are a little more positive this time around - a new release is the key, of course.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final arrived last week in Japan and has stormed to number one in the software charts; despite this it only managed just over half the launch sales of Shin Megami Tensei IV from back in May 2013. The Atlus RPG was one of only two new arrivals in the top 20, with most Nintendo-exclusive evergreen releases now in the bottom half of the list. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Splatoon and Yo-kai Watch Busters can still be found in the top 10, though the first of those has only been out in Japan for a few weeks - the results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final (Atlus, 02/10/16) – 96,349 (New)
  2. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 24,536 (248,943)
  3. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (Sega, 02/10/16) – 24,156 (New)
  4. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 16,434 (190,587)
  5. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 13,233 (85,538)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Nintendo, 01/28/16) – 13,095 (86,283)
  7. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Bandai Namco, 02/04/16) – 12,187 (76,633)
  8. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 11,039 (1,251,264)
  9. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 9,297 (2,203,034)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,992 (660,143)
  11. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 8,902 (2,683,815)
  12. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 7,477 (795,122)
  13. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 5,186 (795,531)
  14. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends (Koei Tecmo, 01/21/16) – 5,104 (81,442)
  15. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 4,973 (90,234)
  16. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 4,204 (135,766)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 3,912 (72,504)
  18. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 3,483 (294,464)
  19. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 3,433 (650,961)
  20. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 3,283 (72,494)

It's been a week of minimal change in hardware, with the PS4 and Vita losing a little more of their Dragon Quest Builders-related momentum. That's allowed the New 3DS LL (XL) to reclaim second place, while combining all 3DS models together brings the portable family just a handful of sales short of Sony's home console. Wii U sales are still rather grim - the results are below with last week's figures in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 27,576 (31,158)
  2. New 3DS LL – 19,691 (19,991)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 17,104 (23,090)
  4. New 3DS – 4,695 (4,389)
  5. Wii U – 3,933 (3,939)
  6. 3DS – 2,717 (2,705)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,633 (1,715)
  8. 3DS LL – 452 (459)
  9. Xbox One – 101 (286)

That's it for another week in the Japanese retail scene, with some positive news for Atlus and consistent 3DS sales giving Nintendo some comfort.

[via gematsu.com]