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It's the middle of the week, which means it's Media Create Japanese charts time. This week is all about new releases, and also provides a reminder as to why the sporadic third-party support for Nintendo's hardware can be a notable negative.

On the software front new releases on Sony systems lead the way - on the face of it Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End has had a strong launch, though it's down on the equivalent figures for its predecessor. The first Nintendo release to be found is Kirby: Planet Robobot in 6th place, and it's still doing reasonably well; results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 184,820 (New)
  2. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 120,664 (New)
  3. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 68,376 (New)
  4. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix, 05/26/16) – 58,363 (New)
  5. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (Arc System Works, 05/26/16) – 17,829 (New)
  6. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 17,313 (285,647)
  7. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (SIE, 05/10/16) – 10,040 (159,919)
  8. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (Arc System Works, 05/26/16) – 9,385 (New)
  9. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi (Level-5, 04/02/16) – 7,493 (525,985)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 6,335 (780,431)
  11. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 5,816 (131,889)
  12. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 5,685 (146,132)
  13. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 5,225 (1,372,492)
  14. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 5,140 (85,532)
  15. [PSV] ClaDun Sengoku (NIS, 05/26/16) – 4,459 (New)
  16. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 4,412 (882,905)
  17. [PS4] Homefront: The Revolution (Spike Chunsoft, 05/19/16) – 3,781 (13,204)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix, 03/24/16) – 3,420 (599,789)
  19. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 2,903 (164,951)
  20. [3DS] My Hero Academia: Battle For All (05/19/16) – 2,810 (8,417)

Moving on to hardware, both the PS4 and Vita see increases that have no doubt been helped by multiple new releases. There are small increases for the New 3DS LL (XL) and Wii U, while the 3DS family is still second overall when combining the different models. The results below have last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 24,813 (18,430)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 14,956 (10,954)
  3. New 3DS LL – 12,394 (12,051)
  4. Wii U – 4,340 (4,109)
  5. New 3DS – 2,495 (2,552)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,017 (1,001)
  7. 3DS – 696 (700)
  8. 3DS LL – 78 (103)
  9. Xbox One – 61 (72)

That's it for another week in the Japanese charts - save us Kirby, you're our only hope.

[via gematsu.com]