The Japanese Media Create chart results are out, and it proved to be a relatively quiet week in the market - there are some reasonable results for Nintendo, nonetheless.

Starting with software we have Middle-earth: Shadow of War taking top spot on PS4, though its actual sales numbers weren't great in what was a slow week all around. The rest of the top five includes some evergreen titles, though there may be some disappointment with the performance of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions and particularly Fire Emblem Warriors, which have both failed to add too much to modest launch sales. Further down we have Lost Sphear, a spiritual successor to I Am Setsuna; it did better on PS4 but still only managed four figures, while it took 9th place with 5,770 sales on Switch.

  1. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Warner Bros., 10/12/17) – 20,144 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 19,622 (1,232,523)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 13,321 (747,454)
  4. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo, 10/05/17) – 12,215 (38,003)
  5. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 8,367 (97,135)
  6. [PS4] Lost Sphear (Square Enix, 10/12/17) – 7,363 (New)
  7. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Limited Editions and Bundles Included) (Electronic Arts, 09/29/17) – 6,703 (75,791)
  8. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,088 (610,953)
  9. [NSW] Lost Sphear (Square Enix, 10/12/17) – 5,770 (New)
  10. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR (SIE, 10/14/17) – 5,457 (New)
  11. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Limited Edition Included) (Falcom, 09/28/17) – 5,457 (105,298)
  12. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (Konami, 09/14/17) – 4,307 (102,018)
  13. [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (Ubisoft, 10/05/17) – 4,093 (14,919)
  14. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo, 09/28/17) – 4,016 (53,531)
  15. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom, 08/25/17) – 3,966 (155,634)
  16. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 3,939 (180,898)
  17. [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco, 09/07/17) – 3,815 (44,239)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 3,659 (1,741,582)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,497 (253,665)
  20. [PSV] Yoshiwara Higanbana: Kuon no Chigiri (Prototype, 10/12/17) – 3,396 (New)

In terms of hardware we see a continuation of recent trends, with the Switch staying comfortably on top and increasing its sales slightly; the New 2DS LL and New 3DS LL (XL) swap places but still sit 3rd and 4th. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Switch – 40,803 (38,204)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 16,933 (16,680)
  3. New 2DS LL – 10,569 (8,534)
  4. New 3DS LL – 8,369 (12,658)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,773 (5,869)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,938 (3,545)
  7. 2DS – 1,565 (1,594)
  8. New 3DS – 242 (265)
  9. Xbox One – 71 (186)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 65 (72)
  11. Wii U – 58 (45)

A rather quiet week, overall, and Nintendo may be slightly disappointed with the low momentum of a couple of recent game releases - in terms of hardware, though, there's plenty for the Kyoto-based company to celebrate.

[via gematsu.com]