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With the middle of the week upon us we have the usual Japanese Media Create chart results, and this batch brings a mix of good and interesting news for Nintendo followers.

First of all we have Culdcept Revolt on 3DS making its debut at number one, though the card-based strategy game has had a relatively modest start just shy of 30,000 units; it was the subject of two Nintendo Direct broadcasts in Japan. The rest of the top five consists of Wii U and 3DS titles, with the notable revival being made by Splatoon in its climb to second spot. That position reflects generally low sales across the chart, but also shows a healthy increase since the Callie and Marie amiibo landed, along with the hardware bundle pictured above. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Culdcept Revolt (Nintendo, 07/07/16) – 29,321 (New)
  2. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 16,351 (1,415,016)
  3. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Marvelous, 06/23/16) – 15,432 (146,677)
  4. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 9,762 (42,830)
  5. [Wii U] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 06/23/16) – 9,329 (38,285)
  6. [PS4] Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (Bandai Namco, 06/30/16) – 9,080 (79,471)
  7. [PSV] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain (NIS, 06/23/16) – 7,476 (34,572)
  8. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 6,850 (344,903)
  9. [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (Bandai Namco, 06/30/16) – 6,603 (45,318)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 6,423 (818,113)
  11. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/16/16) – 5,410 (57,210)
  12. [PSV] Shin Hayarigami 2 (NIS, 07/07/16) – 5,351 (New)
  13. [PS4] Tales of Zestiria (Welcome Price!!) (Bandai Namco, 07/07/16) – 5,045 (New)
  14. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix, 05/26/16) – 4,957 (115,725)
  15. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End (Square Enix, 05/27/16) – 4,425 (212,434)
  16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, 02/18/16) – 4,363 (187,339)
  17. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Capcom, 06/09/16) – 3,959 (245,424)
  18. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,518 (2,819,762)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) (10/08/15, Rockstar Games) – 3,136 (130,380)
  20. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 3,003 (908,424)

Moving on to hardware and the biggest mover (by a long way) is the Wii U. It benefitted from the Splatoon bundle pictured at the top, which arrived on 7th July and contributed to a notable jump in system sales. Thanks to that increase the Wii U moves up to third, narrowly behind the New 3DS LL (XL); results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. PlayStation 4 – 22,717 (23,679)
  2. New 3DS LL – 16,505 (17,648)
  3. Wii U – 15,470 (4,444)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 11,042 (11,461)
  5. New 3DS – 3,284 (4,122)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 1,126 (1,265)
  7. 3DS – 670 (718)
  8. 3DS LL – 87 (82)
  9. Xbox One – 72 (73)

A positive week for Nintendo all told, with a number of evergreen and recent releases placing well in the Media Create charts. As for Splatoon, the ink's not quite dry on that title quite yet.

[via gematsu.com]