Time for Chibi-Robo to smell the coffee? (from the GameCube original)
Time for Chibi-Robo to smell the coffee? (from the GameCube original) (Image: Gamezone)

The Japanese Media Create charts are out in Japan and, despite some positives, are likely to cause some disappointment in Nintendo HQ. This is due to an attempt at mainstream success for a long-established franchise falling flat at launch in the country.

The game we're referring to is Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash, which has only managed 9th place and little over 14,000 sales at launch in Japan; that's rather poor considering recent comments that this could be a last chance for the IP to achieve mainstream success. Based on its early performance in Japan it'll have to rely on the game - perhaps helped by its charming amiibo - performing well in the West.

Elsewhere in the software top 20 Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns, a baseball title on 3DS, is the highest new entry, with a scattering of new releases on various platforms delivering modest sales. The results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 28,244 (1,627,659)
  2. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns (Bandai Namco, 10/08/15) – 25,597 (New)
  3. [PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (SCE, 10/08/15) – 24,867 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 24,533 (299,865)
  5. [PS4] FIFA 16 (EA, 10/08/15) – 20,909 (New)
  6. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami, 10/01/15) – 17,833 (66,306)
  7. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu (Falcom, 09/30/15) – 15,535 (104,415)
  8. [3DS] Picross 3D 2 (Nintendo, 10/01/15) – 14,299 (44,766)
  9. [3DS] Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash (Nintendo, 10/08/15) – 14,096 (New)
  10. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 13,186 (709,639)
  11. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami, 10/01/15) – 12,607 (51,624)
  12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 12,563 (1,077,583)
  13. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, 09/02/15) – 12,381 (398,552)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo, 09/17/15) – 11,912 (227,645)
  15. [PS3] FIFA 16 (EA, 10/08/15) – 10,442 (New)
  16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 7,574 (359,173)
  17. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, 09/02/15) – 6,782 (181,471)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix, 08/27/15) – 5,946 (791,531)
  19. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni (Gust, 10/01/15) – 5,743 (38,647)
  20. [3DS] Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (Capcom, 09/10/15) – 4,900 (94,679)

Moving onto hardware, the PS4 retains top spot following its recent price drop, though has lost around a third of sales in the past week. The new 3DS LL (XL) is still going relatively well with just a modest drop, while the Wii U continues to sell in five figures. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 30,349 (46,177)
  2. New 3DS LL – 17,856 (18,136)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,368 (15,237)
  4. Wii U – 11,594 (12,843)
  5. New 3DS – 4,031 (4,367)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,929 (2,088)
  7. 3DS – 1,131 (1,160)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 670 (761)
  9. 3DS LL – 548 (587)
  10. Xbox One – 224 (203)

A disappointing week overall considering the disappointing Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash sales, albeit Nintendo's hardware and evergreen releases are still ticking along with decent sales.

[source gematsu.com]