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As it's the middle of the week it's time, as always, to see what's hot and what's not in the Japanese market. Despite a much hyped PS4 release landing it's a hardy old franchise on 3DS that took number one.

Starting with that software top 20, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional has made its debut in top spot, seeing off the much acclaimed Nioh in the process. You have to go down to fifth place to find Pokemon Sun and Moon, while Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is still in sixth but has dropped to four figures. You can see the top 20 below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (Square Enix, 02/09/17) – 122,051 (New)
  2. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo, 02/09/17) – 75,477 (New)
  3. [PS4] Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune (Compile Heart, 02/09/17) – 42,508 (New)
  4. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Grotesque Ver. included) (Capcom, 01/26/17) – 22,338 (262,309)
  5. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 16,477 (3,148,928)
  6. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo, 01/19/17) – 9,495 (79,976)
  7. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 9,367 (962,071)
  8. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5, 12/15/16) – 8,583 (662,339)
  9. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (10/08/15) – 5,686 (271,628)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 4,578 (1,106,077)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (Nintendo, 11/24/16) – 4,362 (126,559)
  12. [PSV] Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Spike Chunsoft, 01/12/17) – 4,178 (112,653)
  13. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 (SIE, 01/19/17) – 3,953 (102,630)
  14. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (Square Enix, 11/29/16) – 3,755 (936,304)
  15. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! (Nintendo, 12/22/16) – 3,732 (283,832)
  16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (Square Enix, 01/12/17) – 3,3166 (181,216)
  17. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo, 12/08/16) – 3,087 (168,166)
  18. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto (Bandai Namco, 02/03/17) – 2,841 (12,045)
  19. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Nintendo, 06/23/16) – 2,796 (288,878)
  20. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (EA, 10/21/16) – 2,527 (261,179)

It was a quiet week in hardware sales, though the New 3DS LL (XL) bucked the trend with a small increase, whereas every other platform had a quieter week - apart from Xbox One, which sold one extra unit. The results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 22,282 (28,870)
  2. New 3DS LL – 19,126 (18,891)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 8,479 (9,626)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,693 (9,508)
  5. 2DS – 5,226 (5,593)
  6. New 3DS – 1,435 (1,617)
  7. Wii U – 543 (778)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 473 (548)
  9. Xbox One – 112 (111)

A good week for Square Enix, in any case, though unfortunately there seem to be long odds on Joker 3 coming to the West.

[via gematsu.com]