Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Four new releases in the Japanese software Top Ten last week wasn’t enough to dethrone continued phenomenon and chart success Yokai Watch.

The Busters spin-off of the massively popular franchise was number one for a third consecutive week, shifting over 118,500 units.

That was despite new competition from Capcom’s Sengoku Basara 4 expansion title Sumeragi, the PS3 and PS4 versions of which debuted in second and third, respectively.

A new Vita game, Makaishin Trillion, also managed to crack the Top Ten, slotting into sixth position.

A fourth and final new release, the pithily-titled TV Anime Idol Master Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 3, closed out the Top Ten rankings.

Titles to vanish from the Top Ten last week included Phoenix Wright title Dai Ace Attorney: Naruhodo Ryunosuke no Boken, Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition and Mario Kart 8.

Both Splatoon and Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ managed to climb spaces – but with the sales of both titles falling week-on-week, this is likely more due to the lack of high-selling competition.

Meanwhile, last week’s number two, Batman Arkham Knight, fell seven spaces in its second week, down to ninth.

The game had led Sony’s PS4 to be the best-selling hardware in the region last week, but it was once again usurped by Nintendo’s New 3DS XL, which reclaimed its place at the top of the charts.

Similarly, Wii U was knocked back below handheld competitor PlayStation Vita, as the charm of Wii U title Yoshi’s Woolly World, which debuted the previous week, wore off. The Vita was the third-best-selling console of the week.

Here is the software Top Ten for the week ending July 26, according to the latest Famitsu data:

  1. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Akaneko-dan / Shiroinu-tai (Level 5) 3DS – 118,534
  2. Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom) PS3 – 46,291 (New)
  3. Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom) PS4 – 24,848 (New)
  4. Splatoon (Nintendo) Wii U – 22,800
  5. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) 3DS – 16,721
  6. Makaishin Trillion (Compile Heart) Vita – 16,687 (New)
  7. Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) Wii U – 14,227
  8. Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom / Black Kingdom (Nintendo) 3DS – 14,219
  9. Batman Arkham Knight (Warner Bros) PS4 – 14,037
  10. TV Anime Idol Master Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 3 (Bandai Namco) PS3 – 12,801 (New)

And here are the weekly hardware rankings:

  1. New Nintendo 3DS XL – 19,850
  2. PS4 – 15,256
  3. PS Vita – 12,184
  4. Wii U – 11,421
  5. New Nintendo 3DS – 4,610
  6. PS3 – 2,379
  7. Nintendo 3DS – 911
  8. Nintendo 3DS XL – 837
  9. PS Vita TV – 553
  10. Xbox One – 133

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