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News: Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Work to do for New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

For over two years the Japanese market has been a fortress for Nintendo, with the 3DS in particular dominating the hardware and software charts. Recent times have brought a dip, however, especially since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D provided a welcome boost in mid-February. In...

News: Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Wii U sales improve a little

After a dominant début for Dragon Quest Heroes in its first week on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, the latest Media Create results bring a new 3DS release into the reckoning, even if it can't seize top-spot; hardware, meanwhile, remains steady for another week. New in the software charts is Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the crossover...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

Can't win 'em all

Nintendo's enjoyed plenty of dominance in the Media Create Japanese charts in recent years, but major releases on rival systems have seen it lose out in recent weeks. The big N will no doubt be considering the cost of key franchises being released elsewhere, as Sony enjoys a week on top. To start with software, the major story is...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows Decent Momentum in Japan as the New 3DS is Overtaken

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows Decent Momentum in Japan as the New 3DS is Overtaken

God Eater 2 lifts Sony platforms above Nintendo's portable

It's time for our weekly dose of Media Create charts out of Japan, and this week's results bring a couple of key developments, with Nintendo's rivals benefiting from a major release. In the software stakes The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D has enjoyed a reasonable second week in...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Tops Japanese Charts and Boosts New Nintendo 3DS Sales

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Tops Japanese Charts and Boosts New Nintendo 3DS Sales

The XL is still the model of choice

We already know that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D has been an early success since its launch last week, and we now have strong début sales in Japan to add to the picture; it gave the New Nintendo 3DS hardware a boost, too. The Zelda remake was the comfortable winner in the Media Create software top 20...

News: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Joins New Nintendo 3DS at Peak of Japanese Charts

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Joins New Nintendo 3DS at Peak of Japanese Charts

Wii U hardware sales dip a little further

As per normal on a Wednesday the Media Create charts in Japan have emerged, with this week's results bringing a few new releases and a subtle shift in the hardware battle in Nintendo's homeland. To start with software, Atlus RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker has made its début at...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

New 3DS LL continues to top hardware charts

Despite having gorgeous claymation-inspired visuals and lashings of colour, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse only managed to reach the third spot in the Japanese charts, being beaten by Tales of Zestiria on PS3 and The Legend of Legacy on the 3DS. It's a shame given just how charming the game looks, but...

News: New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

Wii U hardware dips back into four figures, however

Though the start of 2015 has been eventful in terms of announcements from Nintendo, it's been typically quiet on the game release front. That's certainly reflected in the latest Media Create charts in Japan, though the status-quo happens to suit Nintendo's 3DS systems rather well. In terms of...

News: Yo-Kai Watch: Shin'uchi Storms to Japanese Chart Summit as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Yo-Kai Watch: Shin'uchi Storms to Japanese Chart Summit as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Reports of Level-5 executives rolling in bundles of cash are unconfirmed

Yo-Kai Watch is a phenomenon in Japan — we're still waiting for it to come to the West — and has once again achieved truly impressive sales at launch, while Nintendo can enjoy some strong hardware sales in this week's Media Create Charts. Kicking off with the software top...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Luigi and co. clean up

Last Friday Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was finally released in Japan, and to no surprise it's taken the top spot in this week's Japanese charts courtesy of Media Create. Although the numbers aren't as grand as for the launch of the 3DS version, there are only around two million Wii U owners in Japan, meaning that ten percent...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 enters charts at number three

As we rattle towards the festive season and retail sales spike, Nintendo is no doubt hoping for strong sales around the world to move towards its targets and overall profitability. While the peak season has arrived in the West — with Black Friday, for example — the biggest sales boosts in...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Japanese Charts, New 3DS Sales Climb in Unison

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Japanese Charts, New 3DS Sales Climb in Unison

There's 1,500,000 or more to see

Not content with securing first place in the Japanese sales charts, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire also managed to secure second place as well with the Double Pack variation. This amounts to over 1,500,000 physical sales for the monster-catching experience in its first week of sales, an astounding feat which...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Captain Toad makes a stand in Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has finally been knocked from first place in the Japanese charts in the wake of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sony must be fairly pleased with their success this week, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Monster Hunter right back up at the top next week once the hype has died...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Wii U awaits new releases, still

It's Media Create charts time for Japan, once again, and this week brings more steady reassurance for Nintendo in the portable space, if not necessarily for Wii U. This is also a relatively quiet spell ahead of the Holiday season in Japan, so familiar names continue to make their presence felt. At the top, still, is...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

A fairly uneventful week otherwise

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has managed to reach over 2 million physical sales in Japan, and continues to dominate the competition. Keeping things healthy for the 3DS, Yokai Watch 2 comes in at second just ahead of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS by less than a hundred copies. The popularity of Yokai Watch 2 is...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Rushes Towards 2 Million Sales, New 3DS Continues to Sell Well

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Rushes Towards 2 Million Sales, New 3DS Continues to Sell Well

A monster success in sight

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is utterly thwarting its competition with nearly 2 million physical copies sold, even with new Sony-system titles being released thick and fast such as the acclaimed The Evil Within. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS drops down a good number of places, but this is largely due to the fact that...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Huntin' and relaxin'

It seems Capcom's latest entry in the Monster Hunter series has proved its worth even further in Japan by outselling Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS not only this week, but in lifetime physical sales. Smash Bros. has still done well, placing it behind Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but in front of everything else. Unfortunately...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' Crown in Japanese Charts, New Nintendo 3DS Sales Explode

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' Crown in Japanese Charts, New Nintendo 3DS Sales Explode

A very healthy week for the 3DS

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate — known as Monster Hunter 4G in Japan — has utterly decimated the competition in its launch week, selling nearly 1,500,000 physical copies, but Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS still stands up as a strong contender in second place. Yokai Watch 2 also makes its way back up the charts as the...

News: Super Smash Bros. Takes the Lead in Japan Once Again, 3DS Sales Dip Further

Super Smash Bros. Takes the Lead in Japan Once Again, 3DS Sales Dip Further

But we're not worried

Once again Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has obliterated the competition and sold over 100,000 units in the past week in Japan. This coupled with the recent announcement of 2.8 million copes sold worldwide is a very sturdy figure to be leaning upon. The PS3's new entry in the Kingdom Hearts series couldn't beat the bea