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We're later than normal because of a little thing called E3, but the Media Create chart results from Japan are certainly worth looking at. This week they bring great news for a popular franchise, Capcom and the New Nintendo 3DS.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice has made its bow on the retail scene in Japan and stormed to stop spot, falling just short of 200,000 sales. It was the only big-hitting new release (two other debut titles struggled) and therefore enjoyed a sizeable lead over the rest of the top 20. Results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Capcom, 06/09/16) – 196,831 (New)
  2. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 20,517 (180,164)
  3. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 16,712 (245,173)
  4. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix, 05/26/16) – 12,392 (88,653)
  5. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 11,615 (312,094)
  6. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 10,027 (103,144)
  7. [PS4] Project Cars: Perfect Edition (Bandai Namco, 06/09/16) – 9,470 (New)
  8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 5,878 (792,864)
  9. [PS4] Mirror's Edge Catalyst (EA, 06/09/16) – 5,699 (New)
  10. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 5,214 (1,383,099)
  11. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi (Level-5, 04/02/16) – 4,902 (537,382)
  12. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 4,115 (891,834)
  13. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 3,925 (140,878)
  14. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (SIE, 05/10/16) – 3,590 (170,251)
  15. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 3,486 (154,877)
  16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 3,263 (170,558)
  17. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami, 04/29/16) – 3,142 (92,721)
  18. [PS4] Grand Ages Medieval (Ubisoft, 06/09/16) – 3,061 (New)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 2,928 (117,724)
  20. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (Arc System Works, 05/26/16) – 2,851 (26,671)

That arrival gave the New 3DS LL (XL) a boost, too, helping it to climb from third to top spot in the hardware chart, with most other platforms declining compared to last week. The smaller New 3DS also had a minor boost - results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 3DS LL – 21,736 (12,286)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,573 (23,144)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,312 (13,980)
  4. Wii U – 3,901 (4,153)
  5. New 3DS – 3,029 (2,877)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,006 (1,028)
  7. 3DS – 602 (646)
  8. 3DS LL – 90 (100)
  9. Xbox One – 46 (59)

Though this entry in the Phoenix Wright series will be download-only in the West, these results provide some proof that the franchise still has a lot of appeal on the retail scene in Japan. It was a good week for both Capcom and Nintendo, as a result.

[via gematsu.com]