The Japanese Media Create chart results are out and as always make for some interesting reading. Last week saw a number of new releases, though familiar names continue to lead the way.

Still skipping along at number one is Super Mario Odyssey, holding off Call of Duty: WW2. Despite there being a number of new releases they all struggled to bother the top of the charts. Sonic Forces only managed 10th place and 5,938 sales on PS4, with the Switch version a little behind on 4,686 sales. It's worth noting that Sonic often struggles in Japan, with the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World failing to even hit the top 20 at launch, for example.

Also of note, Koei Tecmo released three Warriors ports on Switch last week - Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada, and Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate - and all failed to chart. Results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 73,315 (652,284)
  2. [PS4] Call of Duty: WW2 (SIE, 11/03/17) – 67,044 (235,368)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 23,130 (1,318,138)
  4. [PS4] Need for Speed: Payback (EA, 11/10/17) – 20,964 (New)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 14,027 (802,472)
  6. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft, 10/27/17) – 11,051 (82,742)
  7. [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft, 10/26/17) – 10,253 (103,800)
  8. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 9,650 (41,826)
  9. [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 11/02/17) – 6,659 (68,475)
  10. [PS4] Sonic Forces (Sega, 11/09/17) – 5,938 (New)
  11. [PS4] Occultic;Nine (5pb., 11/09/17) – 5,846 (New)
  12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,498 (634,850)
  13. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Limited Edition Included) (SIE, 10/19/17) – 5,439 (182,440)
  14. [NSW] Sonic Forces (Sega, 11/09/17) – 4,686 (New)
  15. [PSV] Occultic;Nine (5pb., 11/09/17) – 4,595 (New)
  16. [PS4] DJMAX Respect (Limited Edition Included) (Arc System Works, 11/09/17) – 4,376 (New)
  17. [PS4] Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session (Bundle Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 10/26/17) – 4,002 (39,925)
  18. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 3,862 (115,691)
  19. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (Limited Edition Included) (Atlus, 10/26/17) – 3,533 (74,180)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,085 (267,322)

Moving on to hardware there's good news for Switch, with sales climbing (likely in response to additional stock) to ensure that Nintendo's system sold more units than all other consoles combined. The New 2DS LL and New 3DS LL (XL) hold their usual positions, while the Xbox One X made a modest debut; it's a brand that struggles in Japan. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Switch – 79,958 (64,387)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,021 (21,830)
  3. New 2DS LL – 10,323 (11,116)
  4. New 3DS LL – 7,296 (7,914)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,037 (6,993)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,210 (3,576)
  7. 2DS – 1,484 (1,539)
  8. Xbox One X – 1,344 (New)
  9. New 3DS – 266 (287)
  10. Xbox One – 121 (114)
  11. PlayStation 3 – 41 (56)
  12. Wii U – 36 (38)

Some interesting chart results, all told, and more positive news for Nintendo in terms of hardware sales and ongoing Mario momentum.

[via gematsu.com]