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Nintendo 3DS continues Japanese sales chart dominance

Nintendo continue to dominate the weekly Japanese hardware and software charts this week, with Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi selling another 50,244 copies to secure the top spot.

The software chart saw Nintendo 3DS games secure themselves with 12 places, with Wii U being represented by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 that held strong in the top 10. Spike Chunsoft’s Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood was the highest new release, selling 24,274 copies last week to enter the chart in third.

Hardware sales were down across the board, but that didn’t prevent the company from selling 44,229 units in the now extended Nintendo 3DS family – with New Nintendo 3DS LL leading the chart. Wii U sales fell to 8,894 units, now outpaced by the PlayStation 4 for which Sony sold 15,480 systems last week.

Software Sales (with lifetime sales bracketed)

1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, LEVEL-5 – 50,244 (2,372,371)
2. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo – 24,964 (2,457,623)
3. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood, Spike Chunsoft – 24,274 (New)
4. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom – 15,588 (2,428,056)
5. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo – 15,443 (2,111,958)
6. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo – 12,858 (560,986)
7. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke, LEVEL-5 – 7,906 (3,082,408)
8. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8, Nintendo – 6,915 (895,979)

9. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2, Bandai Namco Games – 6,670 (117,899)
10. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo – 6,142 (3,899,253)
11. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games – 6,006 (150,882)
12. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers, Square Enix – 5,515 (244,319)
13. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version, Rockstar Games – 4,886 (112,500)
14. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers More Blood Limited V Edition, Idea Factory – 4,083 (New)
15. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2, Bandai Namco Games – 4,032 (115,082)
16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7, Nintendo – 3,474 (2,458,465)
17. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, Konami – 3,175 (147,350)
18. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days, Bandai Namco Games – 2,672 (103,141)
19. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe, Nintendo – 2,639 (692,358)
20. [3DS] Tomodachi Life, Nintendo – 2,602 (1,779,383)


Hardware Sales (with last week’s sales bracketed)

1. New 3DS LL – 25,299 (30,455)
2. PlayStation Vita – 16,823 (21,536)
3. PlayStation 4 – 15,480 (19,118)
4. New 3DS – 9,916 (14,226)
5. Wii U – 8,894 (10,803)

6. PlayStation 3 – 7,036 (8,216)
7. 3DS LL – 4,776 (6,308)
8. 3DS – 4,238 (6,685)

9. PlayStation Vita TV – 682 (791)
10. Xbox One – 300 (563)

[Thanks Gematsu]

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