The Japanese Media Create results are out, and remind us of the power of brands with two versions of a massive Square Enix title still leading the way. There's good news for Nintendo in both the software and hardware results, too.

Starting with the software top 20, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is still number one and two with terrific week two sales; the 3DS version continues to out-perform the PS4 equivalent. With brief remarks reportedly made recently to confirm the Switch version is still coming, the sheer volume of sales for these initial versions does make us wonder whether there'll be much of audience left once it eventually arrives on Nintendo's latest system.

It's great news for 3DS, though, and it's worth also noting that The Great Ace Attorney 2 has also made its debut, though its sales are well below the 130,000+ numbers for its predecessor. Splatoon 2 continues its steady march towards a million retail sales in Japan as it leads Switch titles. Check out the top 20 with lifetime sales in brackets below.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 300,714 (1,456,601)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 200,798 (1,151,113)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 74,235 (827,646)
  4. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 08/03/17) – 69,848 (New)
  5. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (SIE, 08/03/17) – 30,384 (New)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,764 (615,633)
  7. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy (Level-5, 07/20/17) – 12,699 (108,057)
  8. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 1&2 Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/03/17) – 9,651 (New)
  9. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo, 07/13/17) – 8,493 (107,887)
  10. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 5,472 (189,417)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,304 (554,123)
  12. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? (Nippon Columbia, 07/20/17) – 34,107 (5,197)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 4,321 (3,304,705)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 4,293 (212,998)
  15. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix, 07/13/17) – 4,217 (132,188)
  16. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 07/06/17) – 3,948 (153,086)
  17. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 3,297 (1,187,447)
  18. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (10/08/15) – 2,852 (372,514)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 2,832 (2,799,235)
  20. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 2,711 (1,069,884)

Moving on to hardware, we see notable fall-offs for PS4 and the New 2DS LL, the latter of which topped the chart last week courtesy of a DQXI limited edition. With sales down across the board, it's the Nintendo Switch that holds momentum the best to take top spot; results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Switch – 61,933 (89,314)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 43,862 (82,368)
  3. New 2DS LL – 33,871 (110,963)
  4. New 3DS LL – 22,200 (26,587)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 9,077 (10,988)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,773 (4,967)
  7. 2DS – 3,740 (3,680)
  8. New 3DS – 1,078 (1,370)
  9. Wii U – 158 (142)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 96 (121)
  11. Xbox One – 90 (94)

Another strong week for Nintendo and games on its system, with Dragon Quest XI being another example of how dedicated the 3DS audience is in Japan.

[via gematsu.com]