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The most recent Media Create results from Japan have a quirky circumstance this week - the software top 20 doesn't have a single new entry. As a result it's established games duking it out, which has suited some 3DS titles rather nicely.

Intriguingly, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS has reclaimed top spot, and seems to be all set for one million retail sales in Japan. Pokémon Sun and Moon also passed the three million mark by Media Create's count, while Miitopia is still in the top five. All told there are thirteen 3DS games in the top 20, with Minecraft: Wii U Edition in 11th place.

  1. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 100,308 (890,838)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 90,298 (3,039,585)
  3. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! (Nintendo, 12/22/16) – 47,905 (244,357)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 32,031 (1,074,494)
  5. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo, 12/08/16) – 23,867 (144,838)
  6. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5, 12/15/16) – 23,698 (585,206)
  7. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (Square Enix, 11/29/16) – 23,346 (907,768)
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (Nintendo, 11/24/16) – 15,512 (101,354)
  9. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sega, 12/08/16) – 13,825 (326,325)
  10. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (Konami, 12/15/16) – 13,7666 (73,560)
  11. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 13,391 (271,044)
  12. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo, 10/20/16) – 10,293 (145,318)
  13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (10/08/15) – 9,513 (235,352)
  14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 8,946 (2,723,302)
  15. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 (Ubisoft, 12/01/16) – 8,718 (97,955)
  16. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 8,225 (525,226)
  17. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu (Nippon Columbia, 07/21/16) – 8,141 (145,722)
  18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Bundle Versions Included) (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 7,785 (2,516,249)
  19. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura Blasters T Pack (12/15/16) – 7,002 (41,430)
  20. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (EA, 10/21/16) – 6,770 (244,406)

It was a decent week for hardware, showing that sales remain positive in Japan in the first week of the year. Hardware trended upwards for the most part, with the 3DS 'family' coming out on top when counted together; last week's sales are in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 78,927 (73,421)
  2. New 3DS LL – 54,645 (45,809)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 34,023 (25,487)
  4. 2DS – 26,214 (20,259)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,242 (9,916)
  6. New 3DS – 8,019 (4,342)
  7. Wii U – 3,147 (2,589)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 1,156 (1,002)
  9. Xbox One – 180 (221)


A solid week from Nintendo's point of view, and it's clear that the significant 3DS audience in Japan has embraced the portable version of Super Mario Maker; it'll be interesting to see how Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World performs soon.

[via gematsu.com]