Another week, another set of Media Create chart results out of Japan; they continue positive trends for the 3DS and its latest releases.

In the software charts two 3DS titles hold the top two spots - first of all we have Yo-kai Watch 3 inching towards one million overall sales. A newcomer from GungHo is next in the form of Puzzle & Dragons X; it was well received by Famitsu recently, but launch sales of 87,510 are well below the half million plus units that Puzzle & Dragons Z shifted on its debut. Some evergreen Wii U and 3DS titles are found further down the top 20, with Toukiden 2 doing well across Sony's systems.

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level-5, 07/16/16) – 100,105 (901,023)
  2. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou (GungHo Online Entertainment, 07/28/16) – 87,510 (New)
  3. [PS4] The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars (Bandai Namco, 07/28/16) – 76,165 (New)
  4. [PSV] Toukiden 2 (Koei Tecmo, 07/28/16) – 59,032 (New)
  5. [PS4] Toukiden 2 (Koei Tecmo, 07/28/16) – 43,334 (New)
  6. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Falcom, 07/28/16) – 13,860 (57,613)
  7. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 11,141 (367,615)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 10,220 (2,841,216)
  9. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 7,333 (66,672)
  10. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu (Nippon Columbia, 07/28/16) – 7,161 (27,777)
  11. [PS3] Toukiden 2 (Koei Tecmo, 07/28/16) – 6,222 (New)
  12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 5,783 (835,762)
  13. [Wii U] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 06/23/16) – 5,697 (59,095)
  14. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Marvelous, 06/23/16) – 4,957 (167,522)
  15. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 4,425 (200,586)
  16. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix, 05/26/16) – 3,611 (128,317)
  17. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 3,424 (1,433,985)
  18. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/16/16) – 2,866 (67,299)
  19. [PSV] The Longest 5 Minutes (NIS, 07/28/16) – 2,767 (New)
  20. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (10/08/15, Rockstar Games) – 2,731 (139,131)

Moving on to hardware, the New 3DS LL (XL) saw a boost, with Puzzle & Dragons X no doubt contributing; there wasn't much movement elsewhere, with Wii U falling back towards the levels it sold prior to July's new Splatoon bundle.

  1. New 3DS LL – 24,118 (21,463)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,567 (20,021)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 11,016 (11,363)
  4. Wii U – 5,228 (5,864)
  5. New 3DS – 3,973 (4,355)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,049 (1,006)
  7. 3DS – 783 (725)
  8. 3DS LL – 169 (189)
  9. Xbox One – 68 (55)

A decent set of results overall, even if the Puzzle & Dragons and - to an extent - Yo-kai Watch IPs are struggling to maintain the 3DS momentum seen in previous series entries. It'll be interesting to see whether the Super Famicom Limited Edition New 3DS LL has much of an impact next week, albeit it was sold in relatively limited quantities.

[via gematsu.com]