The Media Create chart results are out for Japan, and it was a bit of a storming week for Nintendo, with Sony also enjoying a boost. The source of this is mostly the Dragon Quest series, which is absolutely massive business in Japan.

Unsurprisingly Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age leads in software, with figures very similar to those in Famitsu magazine. The 3DS version outsold the PS4 equivalent, with the two combining to surpass two million sales; we can't help but wonder how much the Switch could have benefitted from its version, too, but it's currently in limbo.

Elsewhere in the software top 20 we can see positive continuing sales for Splatoon 2, while Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires' Conspiracy is also ticking along nicely. The results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 1,148,888 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 950,315 (New)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 105,326 (753,411)
  4. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy (Level-5, 07/20/17) – 24,491 (95,358)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,841 (601,869)
  6. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo, 07/13/17) – 11,900 (99,394)
  7. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix, 07/13/17) – 8,158 (127,971)
  8. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? (Nippon Columbia, 07/20/17) – 8,027 (28,910)
  9. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: My Honey of Absolute Perfection (Spike Chunsoft, 07/27/17) – 6,931 (New)
  10. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 5,959 (183,945)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,803 (548,819)
  12. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Bandai Namco, 07/27/17) – 5,626 (New)
  13. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 07/06/17) – 5,294 (149,137)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 5,283 (3,300,384)
  15. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (SIE, 07/27/17) – 4,879 (New)
  16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 3,867 (1,184,150)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,607 (208,705)
  18. [PSV] Wagamama High Spec (Limited Edition Included) (iMel, 07/27/17) – 3,062 (New)
  19. [PSV] The Fruit of Grisaia: Side Episode (Prototype, 07/27/17) – 3,052 (New)
  20. [PSV] Hiiro no Kakera: Omoi Iro no Kioku (Limited Edition Included) (Idea Factory, 07/27/17) – 2,914 (New)

Moving on to hardware, we see the New 2DS LL (XL) go into top-spot; it's safe to assume this was greatly helped by the DQXI limited edition model pictured at the top of this article. Elsewhere the Switch maintains great numbers to edge out the DQXI surge for the PS4 (Sony's system also had a special edition hardware release). The results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. New 2DS LL – 110,963 (17,717)
  2. Switch – 89,314 (98,999)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 82,368 (23,841)
  4. New 3DS LL – 26,587 (13,108)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 10,988 (7,037)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,967 (4,545)
  7. 2DS – 3,680 (2,300)
  8. New 3DS – 1,370 (1,020)
  9. Wii U – 142 (176)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 121 (142)
  11. Xbox One – 94 (77)

A positive week for Nintendo, undoubtedly. The only thing that would have made it better, unfortunately, would have been the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI arriving at the same time; maybe it'll still make an entrance eventually.

[via gematsu.com]