Yes, this is a Wii screen, but it shows Shulk and Reyn's reactions to second week sales...
Yes, this is a Wii screen, but it shows Shulk and Reyn's reactions to second week sales...

It's Media Create Japanese charts time again, and we suspect the results have been greeted with a united sagging of shoulders among the bean counters of publishers and developers. When the number one game sells just 20,494, we'd suggest stiff drinks are required.

That number one is Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, a re-release of the popular last-gen title that is in no way trying to cash in on the enthusiasm around Bloodborne, no siree. Software sales are pretty poor all around, and only three titles on Nintendo hardware are in the top 10, including Mario Party 10 and New Nintendo 3DS exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3D; unfortunately the latter has seen a substantial drop in its second week of sales, shifting just 8,905 additional units. You can see the top 20 below, with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (From Software, 04/09/15) – 20,494 (New)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 15,394 (136,613)
  3. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 14,582 (123,783)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,842 (84,942)
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 10,777 (130,285)
  6. [PS4] Bloodborne (SCE, 03/26/15) – 9,780 (184,957)
  7. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 9,037 (171,613)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 8,954 (112,442)
  9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 8,905 (65,837)
  10. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 8,555 (44,631)
  11. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 7,275 (2,581,192)
  12. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 7,111 (99,965)
  13. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 6,984 (76,236)
  14. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 6,362 (27,944)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 6,057 (2,593,401)
  16. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,993 (83,131)
  17. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,251 (62,788)
  18. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 5,218 (123,656)
  19. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 4,961 (956,963)
  20. [PS3] Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, 03/19/15) – 4,892 (107,992)

Moving onto hardware, every single system has followed the trends and returned lower sales. The New 3DS LL (XL) has been squeezed down to third, but the 3DS 'family' as a whole is still the best-selling platform in Nintendo's homeland; results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 17,885 (26,738)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,517 (21,584)
  3. New 3DS LL – 16,955 (22,183)
  4. Wii U – 6,654 (7,486)
  5. New 3DS – 6,222 (8,242)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,221 (5,743)
  7. 3DS LL – 1,986 (2,256)
  8. 3DS – 1,678 (1,893)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 511 (672)
  10. Xbox One – 238 (902)

Not a great week for any game companies in Japan, this time around - it's also worth noting that reports of continually dreadful sales for Rodea the Sky Soldier have been re-affirmed by its chart absence on either Wii U or 3DS for a second week after release.

There's always next week!

[source gematsu.com]