Monster Hunter X and Splatoon Lead a Nintendo Charge in Japan in Last Week’s Media Create Charts

on December 2, 2015 10:53 AM

Today Media Create released its weekly charts as usual, and we get to see the obviously massive debut performance of Monster Hunter X, but it isn’t the only interesting element.

  1. Monster Hunter X – 3DS – 1,488,367
  2. Aikatsu! My No.1 Stage – 3DS – 24,918
  3. Splatoon – Wii U – 23,823
  4. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 18,639
  5. Star Wars Battlefront – PS4 – 18,341
  6. Hyperdimension Neptunia vs Sega Hard Girls – PS Vita – 16,941
  7. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 15,748
  8. Criminal Girls 2 – PS Vita – 15,196
  9. TV Anime IdolM@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U Pack Vol. 6 – PS3 – 13,613
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – PS4 – 13,608
  11. Blade Arcus from Shining EX – PS4 – 12,469
  12. Disney Magical World 2 – 3DS – 12,115
  13. Taiko Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen – Wii U – 10,007
  14. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS – 10,003
  15. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita – 8,859
  16. Blade Arcus from Shining EX – PS3 – 8,083
  17. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – PS Vita – 6,183
  18. Pokemon Rumble World – 3DS – 6,130
  19. Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival – Wii U – 6,022
  20. Omega Labyrinth – PS Vita – 5,623

The hardware charts are as follows:

  1. New 3DS XL – 105,629
  2. PS4 – 26,598
  3. Wii U – 20,256
  4. New 3DS – 18,052
  5. PS Vita – 14,765
  6. 3DS – 6,095
  7. PS3 – 1,643
  8. 3DS XL – 1,247
  9. PS Vita TV – 625
  10. Xbox One – 591

The usual massive performance of ìMonster Hunter X and the big boost to 3DS sales should not surprise anyone by now, but it isn’t the only positive news for Nintendo.

The Splatoon bundle keeps boosting Wii U sales, that comes quite a bit closer to equalize the PS4’s continued solid performance on the home console front, even if it remains short by about 6,000 units. Considering that NX news are probably due out soon-ish, it’s not unlikely that many Japanese gamers are just thinking to skip a generation, but despite that, Splatoon‘s pull is remarkable for a new IP.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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