Bravely Second

There's some cheer for Square Enix and 3DS fans in the latest Media Create charts from Japan, with a fresh release sealing top-spot and six-figure sales. Despite that, there's still an overwhelming volume of new releases on Sony systems hogging the top 10.

It's Bravely Second: End Layer that claims top spot on 3DS, sneaking past 100,000 sales on its début - it's fared a little less successfully than the original Bravely Default, which passed 140,000 sales at launch in Japan. Girls Mode 3 / Style Savvy 3 hangs on to third place, while the highest Wii U title is Mario Party 10 in 14th place; results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

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  1. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 100,047 (New)
  2. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 1 (Bandai Namco, 04/23/15) – 24,341 (New)
  3. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 23,724 (78,903)
  4. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II (Compile Heart, 04/23/15) – 22,609 (New)
  5. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (Arc System Works, 04/23/15) – 15,550 (New)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 12,667 (109,784)
  7. [PSP] Meiji Toukyou Renka: Twilight Kiss (Broccoli, 04/23/15) – 10,083 (New)
  8. [PS4] Tropico 5 (Square Enix, 04/23/15) – 8,706 (New)
  9. [PS4] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (Arc System Works, 04/23/15) – 7,589 (New)
  10. [PS4] Dying Light (Warner Bros., 04/16/15) – 7,030 (32,560)
  11. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 6,845 (56,672)
  12. [PSV] Clock Zero: Shuuen no Byou ExTime (Idea Factory, 04/23/15) – 6,306 (New)
  13. [PS4] Toukiden: Kiwami (Koei Tecmo, 04/23/15) – 6,103 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 5,033 (123,465)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 4,989 (966,494)
  16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,973 (2,603,857)
  17. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 4,851 (2,591,702)
  18. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 4,770 (141,981)
  19. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 4,109 (2,215,255)
  20. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 4,001 (147,155)

Moving on to hardware, Sony's PS4 enjoys an increase to take top spot, while the 3DS 'family' only just comes out on top when you combine the four variations. The Wii U did enjoy a boost of about 900 units, too - results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 20,112 (15,419)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 15,467 (14,568)
  3. New 3DS LL – 13,981 (14,047)
  4. Wii U – 7,210 (6,324)
  5. New 3DS – 5,329 (5,324)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,248 (4,175)
  7. 3DS LL – 1,253 (1,309)
  8. 3DS – 1,095 (1,144)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 558 (491)
  10. Xbox One – 201 (170)

We'll certainly be watching next week's results closely, as they'll include Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Wii U. Nintendo and Monolith Soft have gone all out with promotions in recent weeks with a hardware bundle and multiple video presentations - the question is, will those efforts pay off?

[source gematsu.com]