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News: Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Media Create serves up disappointing Wii U and 3DS results

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means - we're at the half way point of another gruelling week! Actually, it means Media Create Japanese chart results, though it could also mean the first thing; in truth, the results are rather grisly this time for Nintendo, but considering its strong...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

New 3DS LL still leads hardware as Wii U dips

Another week, another set of Media Create Japanese charts, and this week brings a few major releases to consider, though hardware sales are only showing minor changes. To kick off with software Yakuza: Kiwami is in the top two positions for PS4 and PS3, making it the most successful new arrival this...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and Wii U also continue decent momentum

The festive period certainly brought cheer for Nintendo in its homeland, as the New 3DS and Wii U enjoyed impressive sales while their key releases led the software charts. The latest Media Create Japanese charts show some understandable drops as January bites, yet the results are...

News: New 3DS and Monster Hunter Continue to Lead in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Monster Hunter Continue to Lead in Japanese Charts

Wii U dips below PS4 but maintains strong sales

2016 is now well underway, with all of the crushing realities of the post-festive period - wider waistlines, slimmer bank balances and plenty of regret. In any case, Nintendo is starting the year in Japan with a collective smile, as the company continues to perform well in the busy shopping season...

News: Nintendo Dominates Festive Sales in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Lead the Way

Nintendo Dominates Festive Sales in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Lead the Way

Japanese 3DS hardware passes 20 million lifetime sales

2015 has been quite a year, and it's fair to say Nintendo has had mixed fortunes. Sales of Wii U and 3DS hardware have been reasonable if not barnstorming, but the company's Kyoto HQ may ring in the New Year with renewed spirits following its end of year sales in Japan. Starting with...

News: Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales Lead the Way in Japan

Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales Lead the Way in Japan

Monster Hunter X, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker going strong

Sales are on the up in Japan as the Holiday season approaches, and the latest Media Create chart results bring very happy reading for Nintendo in terms of both software and hardware. Starting with software, Monster Hunter X (Cross) continues its dominance at number one, with its lifetime...

News: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Makes Underwhelming Debut in Japan, Yet Wii U Hardware Shows Impressive Growth

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Makes Underwhelming Debut in Japan, Yet Wii U Hardware Shows Impressive Growth

Monster Hunter X (Cross) is still dominant

The Media Create results for Japan are out, and this week has a few interesting talking points to consider in terms of both hardware and software. Starting with the latter, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam makes its debut in second place with just under 50,000 sales; its launch numbers are actually a little...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) Storms to Japanese Chart Lead and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Monster Hunter X (Cross) Storms to Japanese Chart Lead and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Nearly 1.5 million sales in two days

It's that time again for Media Create chart results from Japan, and this week's numbers have an air of predictability about them; that's good news for both Nintendo and Capcom. The launch of Monster Hunter X (Cross) has brought nearly 1.5 million sales for the title - with Famitsu having a number slightly above...

News: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Wii U is still comfortably in five figures

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in and bring a mix of good and bad news for Nintendo. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival has, unsurprisingly considering the trends elsewhere, struggled to achieve notable sales; the Wii U title shifted just 20,303 units in its first week, well down on the...

News: Splatoon Bundle Boosts Wii U Sales in Japan as Project X Zone 2 Struggles

Splatoon Bundle Boosts Wii U Sales in Japan as Project X Zone 2 Struggles

3DS 'family' sneaks top in hardware

It's Media Create chart results day, once again, and the Japanese market has had a few key releases to shake things up. Starting off with software we have Project X Zone 2 making its debut on 3DS, though it's unable to overthrow Call of Duty: Black Ops III having only shifted 40,935 units; that's well down on...

News: Disney Magical World 2's Whimsy is Outsold By Call of Duty's Futuristic Warfare in Japan

Disney Magical World 2's Whimsy is Outsold By Call of Duty's Futuristic Warfare in Japan

Also can't match the launch sales of its predecessor

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in, and this week reflect one notable sales trend from the West with a big-name shooty-shooty-bang-bang game making a strong debut and boosting Sony's hardware, while there's also a major release on 3DS. Yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes top...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is Knocked Down by New Releases in Japan, Though 3DS Sales Stay Solid

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is Knocked Down by New Releases in Japan, Though 3DS Sales Stay Solid

Wii U sales stay in four figures

It's Media Create chart results time in Japan, and after a debut week at number one for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and plenty of Nintendo platform releases close behind, the latest results show new titles on rival platforms taking over the top spots. We already highlighted that Tri Force Heroes

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Launches at Number One in Japan, But With Sales a Long Way Behind Predecessors

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Launches at Number One in Japan, But With Sales a Long Way Behind Predecessors

Less than a quarter of Link Between Worlds launch sales

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has rolled out around the world, with the quirky spin-off bringing a multiplayer focus on the 3DS. It's with interest that we check out the latest Media Create results in Japan, then, to see whether it's hit it off with the portable's audience in Nintendo's...

News: 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Claims Japanese Number One Spot as Nintendo Maintains Momentum

7th Dragon III Code: VFD Claims Japanese Number One Spot as Nintendo Maintains Momentum

PS4 still leads hardware, though

The Media Create results are out in Japan, and this week is relatively low key overall, with a new SEGA RPG on 3DS arriving as the most successful newcomer. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD jumps up to number one spot in the software top 20, with Yo-Kai Watch Busters holding onto second place. In a chart dominated by...

News: PS4 and Sony Enjoy Dominant Week in Japan With Price Cut and New Releases

PS4 and Sony Enjoy Dominant Week in Japan With Price Cut and New Releases

Price cuts can help, Nintendo

The Media Create chart results are in for Japan, and after a number of weeks with Nintendo's systems and exclusive games leading the way there's a change in momentum. In the software top 20 the shift has come through a range of new releases, with the top 5 consisting of three games across three separate Sony platforms...

News: Super Mario Maker Back on Top in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Super Mario Maker Back on Top in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Building blocks for success

The Japanese Media Create chart results are out once again, and despite an absence of major new releases this time around there's good news for Nintendo. New releases in Japan have been on Vita, PS4 and PS3, though none have shifted significant numbers. In fact Nintendo system exclusives occupy the top three places, with...

News: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Tops Japanese Charts as Wii U Beats PS4

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Tops Japanese Charts as Wii U Beats PS4

Super Mario Maker claims second place

The Media Create Japanese chart results have been later than normal this week, but the eventual outcome certainly has some positives for Nintendo. For starters, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon has claimed top spot in its début week, with the 3DS title sneaking past 150,000 sales. Super Mario Maker claims second...

News: Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Causes Wii U Sales To Double

Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Causes Wii U Sales To Double

Almost 140,000 copies sold, additional 10,000 consoles shifted

Super Mario Maker has made its début in Japan and has claimed the top spot in this week's Media Create Sales charts. The DIY platformer has sold 138,242 copies in its first week on sale. In second place is Capcom's 3DS exclusive Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, which...