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It's the middle of the week, which means that the Media Create Japanese chart results are here to show us what's hot and what's not in Nintendo's home country.

Unsurprisingly Pokémon Sun and Moon remain in top spot, holding off a number of new releases across various platforms. It's close to 2 million units in total in Media Create's numbers (which don't include download cards or eShop purchases), though it's still tracking below the equivalent early sales of Pokémon X & Y. Nevertheless they're hugely impressive numbers, and as we already know early indications are that the new titles have also been a huge hit elsewhere.

The updated 'Welcome amiibo' version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf arrives in fifth place, meanwhile, with the intriguing RPG Maker Fes landing in 11th spot. The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 375,665 (1,966,294)
  2. [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Bandai Namco, 11/24/16) – 88,324 (New)
  3. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Bandai Namco, 11/24/16) – 87,568 (New)
  4. [PS4] Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (Koei Tecmo, 11/24/16) – 26,682 (New)
  5. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo, 11/24/16) – 16,916 (New)
  6. [PSV] Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (Koei Tecmo, 11/24/16) – 13,049 (New)
  7. [PS3] Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (Koei Tecmo, 11/24/16) – 11,040 (New)
  8. [3DS] Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal (Bandai Namco, 11/24/16) – 10,087 (New)
  9. [PSV] Code:Realize – Shukufuku no Mirai (Idea Factory, 11/24/16) – 8,250 (New)
  10. [PS4] Monster Hunter Frontier Z Beginner's Package (Capcom, 11/24/16) – 7,341 (New)
  11. [3DS] RPG Maker Fes (Kadokawa Games, 11/24/16) – 7,135 (New)
  12. [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision, 11/04/16) – 6,506 (149,460)
  13. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo, 10/20/16) – 6,328 (70,225)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 6,113 (157,492)
  15. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (EA, 10/21/16) – 5,641 (209,504)
  16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 5,628 (925,955)
  17. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 5,394 (182,219)
  18. [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Bethesda Softworks, 11/10/16) – 5,223 (40,140)
  19. [PSV] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous, 11/10/16) – 3,929 (86,224)
  20. [3DS] Beyblade Burst (FuRyu, 11/10/16) – 3,485 (25,972)

Moving on to hardware, the New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL) is still selling above its typical levels, though has naturally fallen off from the Sun and Moon launch week bump. 2DS sales remain solid, while the smaller New 3DS and Wii U are still only moving four figures each week.

  1. New 3DS LL – 45,622 (81,044)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 33,859 (25,605)
  3. 2DS – 18,158 (17,769)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 12,240 (9,191)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,243 (12,421)
  6. New 3DS – 6,955 (8,193)
  7. Wii U – 3,493 (3,251)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 623 (625)
  9. 3DS – 482 (529)
  10. Xbox One – 95 (186)
  11. 3DS LL – (96)

Another good week for The Pokémon Company and, by extension, Nintendo. It'll be interesting to see how well this Pokémon momentum holds up as we head towards the end of the year.

[via gematsu.com]