It's the middle of the week, which means it's Media Create charts time. It's not a memorable week for Nintendo due to new releases on Sony hardware dominating, but there's a grisly landmark for Wii U to signify its upcoming passing of the torch to Nintendo Switch.

Starting with software we have new releases (and Nioh) dominating the top five for PS4 and Vita. Sales of evergreen titles on Nintendo hardware remain solid, but new and more recent titles inevitably push them down; the top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix, 02/23/17) – 198,542 (New)
  2. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/23/17) – 100,154 (New)
  3. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/23/17) – 83,733 (New)
  4. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo, 02/09/17) – 17,360 (118,613)
  5. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo, 02/23/17) – 13,682 (New)
  6. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 13,441 (3,176,979)
  7. [PS4] The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 (NIS, 02/23/17) – 13,421 (New)
  8. [PS4] For Honor (Ubisoft, 02/16/17) – 13,203 (53,265)
  9. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (Square Enix, 02/09/17) – 13,093 (149,633)
  10. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Grotesque Ver. included) (Capcom, 01/26/17) – 10,409 (284,490)
  11. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 7,050 (976,825)
  12. [PS4] Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection (Ubisoft, 02/23/17) – 6,734 (New)
  13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 6,199 (283,970)
  14. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5, 12/15/16) – 6,106 (675,260)
  15. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo, 01/19/17) – 5,394 (92,286)
  16. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Limited and Bundled Editions Included) (Square Enix, 11/29/16) – 4,410 (944,806)
  17. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 4,046 (1,114,149)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (Nintendo, 11/24/16) – 4,024 (134,618)
  19. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Nintendo, 06/23/16) – 2,775 (294,460)
  20. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon! (Nintendo, 12/22/16) – 2,575 (289,306)

It's in hardware where the most grisly statistic is to be found. The New 3DS LL (XL) is still carrying the fight in second place below PS4 (which is boosted by new releases); other 2DS / 3DS models are also holding their typical levels. Though the Wii U is in three figures for the second week in a row, an uncharacteristic jump for the Xbox One has take it above Nintendo's system. That's a tough landmark for the Nintendo console, and is representative of the fact that its replacement is imminent.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 37,008 (21,204)
  2. New 3DS LL – 15,984 (16,426 )
  3. PlayStation Vita – 10,704 (8,284)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,481 (5,999)
  5. 2DS – 4,303 (4,665)
  6. New 3DS – 1,254 (1,203)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 505 (500)
  8. Xbox One – 469 (76)
  9. Wii U – 464(491)

Next week's Japanese charts will, of course, be fascinating. The Nintendo Switch is launching and the line-up of day one games is pretty darn long in Japan; we'll see how the new system fares. Also of interest will be the sales of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U compared to Switch - will the last-gen system have one last hurrah?

[via gematsu.com]