In the madness of prepping for the Nindies Showcase yesterday we skipped by the Media Create Japanese chart results, but by popular(ish) demand here they are.

The big software arrival of the week was Monster Hunter XX on Nintendo Switch, but though it hit number one it performed poorly by the IP's standards - it shifted 84,277 units, about a tenth of the 848,467 units that Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) sold when it originally came to 3DS. There are likely multiple reasons for this - the 3DS userbase was far higher, and the reality is that the Switch release is a HD port of a game that was arguably an 'expansion' in the first place. The appetite in the West may be high for MHXX, but in Japan there could be over-saturation. On top of that, a number of fans may be holding fire to invest their time and money in Monster Hunter: World on PS4 and Xbox One next year.

Elsewhere One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition had a relatively dire launch on the Switch, but in pleasing news Splatoon 2 passed one million physical retail sales. The top 20 (with lifetime sales in brackets) is below.

  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom, 08/25/17) – 84,277 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 54,443 (1,004,180)
  3. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 30,146 (1,671,067)
  4. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 22,600 (1,314,402)
  5. [PS4] Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (Compile Heart, 08/24/17) – 15,775 (New)
  6. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 14,764 (137,972)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,731 (660,214)
  8. [PSV] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (NIS, 08/24/17) – 8,255 (New)
  9. [PS4] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (NIS, 08/24/17) – 8,066 (New)
  10. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 5,495 (209,217)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,131 (571,163)
  12. [NSW] One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco, 08/24/17) – 4,652 (New)
  13. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Square Enix, 08/17/17) – 4,303 (18,356)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 4,235 (228,402)
  15. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix, 08/10/17) – 4,034 (26,499)
  16. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 08/03/17) – 3,984 (89,431)
  17. [PSV] The Lost Child (Kadokawa Games, 08/24/17) – 3,658 (New)
  18. [PS4] The Lost Child (Kadokawa Games, 08/24/17) – 3,441 (New)
  19. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 3,233 (3,317,852)
  20. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo, 07/13/17) – 3,226 (123,937)

Moving on to hardware, the Switch is back on top with a notable jump in sales, likely helped by the Monster Hunter XX bundle; there are week-on-week declines for other systems, however.

  1. Switch – 69,654 (22,277)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,433 (28,779)
  3. New 3DS LL – 11,470 (16,083)
  4. New 2DS LL – 11,173 (14,939)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,225 (5,909)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,080 (5,177)
  7. 2DS – 2,137 (2,999)
  8. New 3DS – 430 (575)
  9. Wii U – 117 (151)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 83 (110)
  11. Xbox One – 63 (100)

That's it for this week; it'll be fascinating to see how Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle performs in Japan next time. [Correction: we thought this was a global release, but apparently it's not out in Japan until 2018]

[via gematsu.com]