The Media Create chart results for Japan are here once again, bringing some new releases but also familiar sales trends that mean good news for Nintendo.

Starting with software, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age on 3DS stays at number one in the software chart, taking it past 1.5 million physical retail sales and still out-performing the otherwise successful PS4 edition. Separating the two versions this week is The Snack World: Trejarers, the dungeon-crawling 3DS RPG release from Level-5 and the latest attempt to make that franchise the company's latest cross-platform media success. Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe round out the top 5; results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 116,615 (1,573,216)
  2. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 97,534 (New)
  3. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 91,147 (1,242,260)
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 87,983 (915,628)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 17,262 (632,894)
  6. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix, 08/10/17) – 17,252 (New)
  7. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 08/03/17) – 10,770 (80,618)
  8. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom, 08/10/17) – 8,537 (New)
  9. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 7,866 (197,284)
  10. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (SIE, 08/03/17) – 7,263 (37,647)
  11. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy (Level-5, 07/20/17) – 7,131 (115,188)
  12. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo, 07/13/17) – 6,863 (114,750)
  13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,642 (560,764)
  14. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? (Nippon Columbia, 07/20/17) – 6,246 (40,354)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 5,380 (218,378)
  16. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 07/06/17) – 4,873 (157,958)
  17. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 4,865 (3,309,571)
  18. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 4,181 (1,191,628)
  19. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 3,570 (242,742)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,354 (2,802,588)

Moving on to hardware sales, talk of increased Nintendo Switch stock in Japanese retail stores has panned out with sales of the system jumping up to over 87,000 units, despite a lack of fresh game releases in the past week. It's the only system to gain sales, with New 2DS LL and New 3DS LL (XL models) nevertheless holding their positions behind the PS4. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

Switch – 87,798 (61,933)
PlayStation 4 – 34,691 (43,862)
New 2DS LL – 24,187 (33,871)
New 3DS LL – 17,276 (22,200)
PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,771 (9,077)
PlayStation Vita – 4,651(4,773)
2DS – 3,527 (3,740)
New 3DS – 740 (1,078)
Wii U – 132 (158)
PlayStation 3 – 95 (96)
Xbox One – 75 (90)

So there you have it, another pleasing week for Nintendo and Square Enix in particular; the Switch is still in plenty of demand, which is sure to be reassuring for the big N.

[via gematsu.com]