Some old New 3DS Japanese marketing that still makes us smile
Some old New 3DS Japanese marketing that still makes us smile

The world keeps on spinning, and today brings the Media Create chart results out of Japan. It's a slightly strange week from a Nintendo perspective, as it has positives to consider despite the absence of meaningful new releases.

Number one this week is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PS4, one of four new titles in the software top 10. In fact, the entire top 10 is on PS4 and PS Vita, with Monster Hunter Stories leading for 3DS in 11th place; also of note is the fact that Capcom's spin-off crept past a quarter of a million physical retail sales. A number of evergreen titles on 3DS and Wii U are in the bottom-half of the top 20, but the overall results make good reading for Sony.

  1. [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (SIE, 11/04/16) – 105,764 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco, 11/02/16) – 66,035 (New)
  3. [PS4] Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (Gust, 11/02/16) – 27,372 (New)
  4. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (EA, 10/21/16) – 22,790 (182,419)
  5. [PSV] Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (Gust, 11/02/16) – 16,153 (New)
  6. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Bandai Namco, 10/27/16) – 15,825 (86,696)
  7. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Bandai Namco, 10/27/16) – 15,732 (85,381)
  8. [PSV] World of Final Fantasy (Square Enix, 10/27/16) – 14,757 (61,917)
  9. [PS4] Titanfall 2 (EA, 10/28/16) – 13,614 (35,057)
  10. [PS4] World of Final Fantasy (Square Enix, 10/27/16) – 12,842 (66,018)
  11. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom, 10/08/16) – 11,698 (260,425)
  12. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo, 10/20/16) – 10,595 (51,246)
  13. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 5,724 (167,205)
  14. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 5,272 (911,215)
  15. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level-5, 07/16/16) – 4,635 (1,301,522)
  16. [PS4] Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (Koei Tecmo, 10/27/16) – 4,582 (32,751)
  17. [PS4] Mafia III (2K Games, 10/27/16) – 3,987 (19,824)
  18. [Wii U] Paper Mario: Color Splash (Nintendo, 10/13/16) – 3,926 (37,093)
  19. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/28/16) – 3,618 (463,747)
  20. [PSV] My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! Game (5pb., 10/27/16) – 3,287 (22,556)

Moving on to hardware, however, and with a certain dual release around the corner the 3DS is still doing just fine. The New 3DS LL (XL) is still comfortably in second place and recorded a solid gain, with increases on all models of the portable apart from the original (and now barely relevant) 3DS LL. The Wii U is still struggling despite a small increase.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 32,041 (30,375)
  2. New 3DS LL – 19,798 (15,151)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 9,816 (10,392)
  4. 2DS – 7,122 (7,103)
  5. New 3DS – 3,807 (3,090)
  6. Wii U – 2,071 (1,898)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 735 (610)
  8. 3DS – 408 (244)
  9. Xbox One – 181 (335)
  10. 3DS LL – 47 (72)

There are bigger weeks to come for Nintendo in the Japanese charts, but all told it'll likely be pleased to see solid hardware momentum even in the absence of new game releases.

[via gematsu.com]