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The Media Create Chart results are with us once again, showing us what's hot and not in the Japanese market. There are a number of new game releases this week, with a few on 3DS, which has helped prompt some positive movement in hardware sales.

Starting with software, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has seized top spot for PS4, though Pokémon Sun and Moon isn't far behind as it continues its strong form; Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS had a solid second week to secure third place. The Last Guardian makes its debut for PS4, and notable we have Miitopia in 6th place on 3DS; that's arguably a modest launch considering the marketing efforts behind it, but not disastrous. Puyo Puyo Chronicle managed a top 10 place, though Kunio-kun Nekketsu Complete Famicom Series struggled to leverage nostalgia as much as we expected, debuting in 14th place with less than 10,000 sales.

The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sega, 12/08/16) – 218,168 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 190,101 (2,379,446)
  3. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 117,908 (280,088)
  4. [PS4] The Last Guardian (SIE, 12/06/16) – 82,260 (New)
  5. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (Square Enix, 11/29/16) – 79,792 (770,263)
  6. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo, 12/08/16) – 27,090 (New)
  7. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 (Ubisoft, 12/01/16) – 17,835 (57,801)
  8. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Chronicle (Sega, 12/08/16) – 13,873 (New)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 12,505 (946,488)
  10. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (Nintendo, 11/24/16) – 11,333 (38,159)
  11. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo, 10/20/16) – 10,460 (88,544)
  12. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 10,263 (199,413)
  13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu (Nippon Columbia, 07/21/16) –
    8,744 (90,088)
  14. [3DS] Kunio-kun Nekketsu Complete Famicom Series (Arc System Works, 12/08/16) – 8,266 (New)
  15. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/28/16) – 7,357 (485,844)
  16. [3DS] All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution (Bandai Namco, 12/01/16) – 6,175 (29,484)
  17. [PS4] Touhou Shinpiroku: Urban Legend in Limbo (Sunfish, 04/28/16) – 6,058 (New)
  18. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (EA, 10/21/16) – 6,050 (220,422)
  19. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 5,852 (1,507,565)
  20. [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis (Bandai Namco, 11/24/16) – 5,337 (103,773)

The hardware results make good reading for Nintendo, with the 3DS 'family' securing number one when combined together. The New 3DS LL (XL) gained sales and closed the gap on PS4, while 2DS sales nearly doubled compared to last week.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 82,218 (110,318)
  2. New 3DS LL – 67,247 (53,414)
  3. 2DS – 33,439 (17,623)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 22,314 (20,141)
  5. New 3DS – 7,887 (7,432)
  6. PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,499 (8,032)
  7. Wii U – 4,656 (4,718)
  8. Xbox One – 1,245 (256)
  9. PlayStation 3 – 853 (704)
  10. 3DS – 314 (368)
  11. 3DS LL – 88 (92)

A reasonable week from a Nintendo perspective, with two big-sellers on 3DS - along with some modest new releases - helping to drive hardware sales.

[via gematsu.com]