As the middle of another week arrives we have the Media Create Japanese charts results, and this week brings a number of new releases in the top 10.
At number one is Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, which is the latest entry of the popular Bokujō Monogatari series in Japan; it's shifted an impressive 100,000 copies, and you can check out our recent interview with its Head of Development Yoshifumi Hashimoto to learn more about it. We then have the retail release of Minecraft: Wii U Edition making its debut in 3rd place, with Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games just behind in fourth. Overall the top 20, below with lifetimes sales in brackets, has a number of Nintendo system releases making their mark.
- [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Marvelous, 06/23/16) – 100,319 (New)
- [PSV] Caligula (FuRyu, 06/23/16) – 31,243 (New)
- [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 22,589 (New)
- [Wii U] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 06/23/16) – 18,276 (New)
- [PSV] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain (NIS, 06/23/16) – 17,573 (New)
- [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Capcom, 06/09/16) – 11,803 (233,922)
- [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/16/16) – 11,695 (44,064)
- [PS4] Umbrella Corps (Capcom, 06/23/16) – 9,095 (New)
- [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 8,598 (201,937)
- [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 8,485 (330,346)
- [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix, 05/26/16) – 7,241 (104,378)
- [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 6,200 (805,070)
- [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 5,156 (259,001)
- [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 4,815 (1,393,400)
- [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 4,504 (900,619)
- [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 4,150 (113,461)
- [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 4,071 (178,474)
- [PSV] Koezaru ha Akai Hana: Koi ha Tsuki ni Michibikareru (Dramatic Create, 06/23/16) – 3,785 (New)
- [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi (Level-5, 04/02/16) – 3,267 (545,019)
- [PS4] The Walking Dead (Square Enix, 06/23/16) – 3,184 (New)
Moving on to hardware, there are modest increases for a number of systems, with PS4 still leading ahead of the New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL). Wii U climbs above 4000 units again, but overall movement in sales is minor.
- PlayStation 4 – 22,715 (20,214)
- New 3DS LL – 18,836 (18,835)
- PlayStation Vita – 11,986 (11,413)
- Wii U – 4,358 (3,870)
- New 3DS – 3,208 (2,583)
- PlayStation 3 – 1,141 (1,061)
- 3DS – 707 (741)
- 3DS LL – 146 (120)
- Xbox One – 70 (58)
A decent week for releases on Nintendo hardware, with the Story of Seasons sequel (as we know it in the West) securing an impressive debut week.
Wow, Trio of Towns is an instant love for Japanese player.
PS4 still on number 1 ? Who cares ?
In my opinion, PS4 is 'number one' from Bottom.
NEW 3DS XL is deserved to be number ONE for REAL.
Are the older model 3DS and XL models really cheap in Japan? Just wondering who would buy those over the New model.
Splatoon and Mario Maker are beasts. I imagine Spla2n is already in the works and MM will be rereleased for NX. I almost feel like MM will be Nintendo's Minecraft and will be a constant evolving level builder
I always like the difference in units sold on these things. 100k for the top spot and 30k for the next one down.
I am so ready for the new Story of Seasons. I don't know what it is about bokumono but I just need to play those games.
Love seeing Story of Seasons at the top spot! Way to go Marvelous!
@Gerbwmu If I were Nintendo I would had greenlit a sequel as soon as the first month of results from the Japanese market sales came in. This franchise has become a smash hit on the level of Zelda, Mario and even the mega monolith Pokemon. This series has hit almost 1.4 million sales in Japan alone and has sold almost 4.5 million worldwide on a system that has hardly outsold the Sega Dreamcast. Splatoon 2 or Spla2n or whatever Nintendo plans to call it as long as it is bigger and badder than the original and keeps the same fresh design will immediately be an impact game on whatever system Nintendo releases it on.
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