The 3DS was less than two thousand units to regain first place in the weekly ranking of best-selling consoles in Japan, according to data published by the institute Media-Create . A major contributor to the good performance of the current Nintendo’s handheld platform in the region is the rookie Monster Hunter Stories Capcom’s RPG that had been eagerly awaited by Nipponese players and left all competitors behind in just two days. Olympic Games and Mario Kart 7 which rose from the table and secured their place in the top 30. Check out the list of games consoles and more sold in Japan in the 40th week of 2016 below.

Top 20 Most Popular Games in Japan (03 to 10/09/2016)

1. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories – 140,603 / NEW
2. [PS4] BlazBlue: Central Fiction – 20,608 / NEW
3. [PS4] Persona 5-13169 / 345,954
4. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3-12423 / 1273183
5. [PS4] FIFA 17-11547 / 68559
6. [PS3] BlazBlue: Central Fiction – 9675 / NEW
7. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 6810/144 629
8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 5714/891 075
9. [PS3] Persona 5-5343 / 100353
10. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X – 5246/190 559
11. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017-5053 / 95628
12. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot – 4944/449 076
13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Fusions – 4138/174 184
14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – 4089/173 240
15. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu – 3,720 / 18,830
16. [PS3] FIFA 17-3558 / 16 519
17. [PSV] Demon Gaze 2-3530 / 17 322
18. [PSV] Norn + Nonette: Act Tune – 3505 / NEW
19. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire – 3401/2906837
20. [WIU] Splatoon – 3320/1479181

Titles Mario series and partners that are present in the top 50 weekly sales: the 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Games Olymcpic ( 28), Mario Kart 7 (30), Mario Kart 8 (31), the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 (35), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (37), and Luigi’s Mansion:. Dark Moon (46)

Consoles Bestsellers in Japan (03 to 09/10/2016)

1. PlayStation 4-31071 / 3334565
2. Nintendo 3DS – 29,592 / 21,272,042
3. PlayStation Vita – 9282/5212067
4. Wii U – 2545/3269985
5. PlayStation 3 – 820 / 10,440,269
6. Xbox One – 88/68433

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