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There have been a few observed Holidays in Japan this week, which has accounted for later-than-usual Media Create chart results. They have now emerged, however, and bring some good news for Nintendo.

Kirby: Planet Robobot was the biggest arrival this week, with the 3DS title securing top spot - its sales of 144,846 units are impressive, though it hasn't been able to match the equivalent launch sales of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, which shifted 214,208 copies in its debut week. The ongoing love for baseball in Japan saw Konami's latest take 2nd to 4th spot in Sony systems, with the Yo-kai Watch / Romance of the Three Kingdoms spin-off still in fifth place. After a modest debut last week Star Fox Zero (the double pack with Star Fox Guard) only managed to sell another 7,694 copies, as a result dropping to 14th. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 144,846 (New)
  2. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 101,981 (New)
  3. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 84,873 (New)
  4. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 56,477 (New)
  5. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi (Level-5, 04/02/16) – 34,648 (464,886)
  6. [PS3] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Square Enix, 04/29/16) – 20,027 (New)
  7. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix, 03/24/16) – 14,780 (572,355)
  8. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood (Bandai Namco, 04/21/16) – 10,197 (42,880)
  9. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood (Bandai Namco, 04/21/16) – 9,898 (45,394)
  10. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 9,458 (861,427)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 8,991 (752,549)
  12. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 8,826 (1,347,515)
  13. [PSV] Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight (NIS, 04/26/16) – 8,508 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Star Fox Zero / Star Fox Guard Double Pack (Nintendo, 04/21/16) – 7,694 (24,808)
  15. [PS4] Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco, 03/24/16) – 7,360 (282,269)
  16. [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 (D3 Publisher, 04/21/16) – 6,339 (23,562)
  17. [PSV] Eve: Burst Error R (El Dia, 04/28/16) – 5,699 (New)
  18. [3DS] Disney Art Academy (Nintendo, 04/07/16) – 5,155 (35,971)
  19. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 4,956 (149,273)
  20. [3DS] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 04/21/16) – 3,968 (11,219)

It was a good week for hardware sales, largely thanks to the public Holidays. The New 3DS LL (XL) gained over 6,000 extra sales and just held off the Vita, while the smaller New 3DS and older models also saw small increases. The Wii U's sales went up by a decent percentage and, in the process, went back into five figures. In fact the only system to sell less was Xbox One, down - erm - one from its previous total; the results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 28,578 (20,589)
  2. New 3DS LL – 20,257 (13,917)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 20,168 (12,678)
  4. Wii U – 10,020 (5,968)
  5. New 3DS – 3,997 (3,268)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,560 (1,153)
  7. 3DS – 1,091 (939)
  8. 3DS LL – 233 (137)
  9. Xbox One – 100 (101)

A decent debut for Kirby's latest in Japan, all told, with the game heading to the West in June.

[via gematsu.com]