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It's the middle of the week, which means it's time to look over what's hot and what's not in Japan with the Media Create charts. Level-5 will be rolling around in bundles of cash once again, while there are both positives and negatives for Nintendo.

Kicking off with software, Yo-kai Sangokushi on 3DS seized top spot - it's a crossover with Koei Tecmo's Three Kingdoms IP. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 has also had a reasonable week, while Pokkén Tournament on Wii U passed 100,000 physical retail sales. Splatoon did drop outside of the top ten, but considering the fact that is was released last May that seems fair enough - the top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi (Level-5, 04/02/16) – 269,516 (New)
  2. [PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Square Enix, 03/31/16) – 113,022 (New)
  3. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix, 03/24/16) – 98,634 (467,299)
  4. [PS4] Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco, 03/24/16) – 33,406 (243,547)
  5. [Wii U] Pokken Tournament (Pokemon, 03/18/16) – 14,295 (112,302)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,657 (723,479)
  7. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 10,294 (129,482)
  8. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan (Bandai Namco, 03/24/16) – 10,149 (29,647)
  9. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (Sega, 03/24/16) – 10,073 (79,511)
  10. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2016 (Koei Tecmo, 03/31/16) – 8,367 (New)
  11. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 8,120 (1,318,600)
  12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) (Nintendo, 03/17/16) – 7,627 (22,364)
  13. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2016 (Koei Tecmo, 03/31/16) – 6,166 (New)
  14. [PS4] The Division (Ubisoft, 03/10/16) – 5,446 (119,860)
  15. [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) (03/17/16) – 4,971 (13,223)
  16. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 4,873 (834,231)
  17. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune (Koei Tecmo, 03/24/16) – 4,765 (49,488)
  18. [PS4] Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden (Koei Tecmo, 03/24/16) – 4,684 (25,007)
  19. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, 09/02/15) – 4,492 (454,420)
  20. [PS3] Winning Post 8 2016 (Koei Tecmo, 03/31/16) – 4,472 (New)

Moving on to hardware we had declines across the board (apart from PS3 and Xbox One), though the New 3DS LL (XL) comfortably held onto second place behind PS4. The Wii U had another disappointing week, dropping to a little over 3,500 sales; results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 30,081 (34,377)
  2. New 3DS LL – 22,020 (22,639)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 17,153 (20,068)
  4. New 3DS – 5,376 (5,773)
  5. Wii U – 3,541 (4,545)
  6. 3DS – 2,069 (2,322)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,537 (1,290)
  8. 3DS LL – 342 (365)
  9. Xbox One – 207 (55)

That's it for another week in the Japanese charts - once again Yo-kai and Level-5 are the big winners.

[via gematsu.com]