Final Fantasy XIV Sales Surge, Monster Hunter 4 Still Dominates Japan According to Major Retailer’s Charts

As every Monday, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are normally considered a good indication of what we’ll see on Wednesday with the Media Create charts due to the fact that Tsutaya has a very high number of shops scattered across the country.

Here is the ranking for the week between September the 16th and September the 22nd (new releases are bolded).

  1. Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS
  2. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – PS3
  3. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 3DS
  4. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – PS3
  5. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 3DS
  6. Nobunaga’s Ambition – 3DS
  7. Splinter Cell: Blacklist – PS3
  8. Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 3DS
  9. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS
  10. Kiniro no Corda 3 Full Voice Special – PSP
  11. AKB1/149 Renai Sosenkyo – PS3
  12. Sangokushi – 3DS
  13. Killzone: Mercenary – PS Vita
  14. Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue – PSP
  15. Youkai Watch – 3DS
  16. My Youth Romantic Comedy in a Game is Wrong As I Expected – PS Vita
  17. Mushibugyo – 3DS
  18. Puppeteer – PS3
  19. AKB1/149 Renai Sosenkyo (Limited Edition)- PS3
  20. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace – PS Vita

Not too surprisingly Monster Hunter 4 is still dominating the charts, as it was unlikely for its sales craze to expire in just a week. It may drop a bit next week, but we’ll have to see about that.

During the weekend Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn retail sales have resumed in Japan (where they were suspended as well as digital sales, while in the west only the digital download version of the game was on hold), and looks like those that were left out scrambled to the shops to buy their copy, propelling the game back to second place, showing that the momentum of Square Enix’s resurrected MMORPG is still far from ended.

This week we still get two PSP games in the top 20 again, demonstrating that the veteran portable is far from dead in Japan, where it’s still popular especially between the ladies. Not surprisingly both titles are otome games.

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  • MegaRay

    glad to see puppeteer doing well 😀

    • Dollow Rlance

      The fact that it is still in the Top 20 is not saying much, but its something.

  • TheExile285 ♜

    Well at least My Youth Romantic Comedy in a Game is Wrong As I Expected is in the top 20, Killzone too. It’s gonna be like this for a few more weeks….

  • Balalaika

    There are seven 3DS games taking the top spots while PSvita has Killzone in the lower end of the list and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace being in the 20th place. Wish I can say the PSvita is doing great and that it has a bright future but every other week when sales charts are released my hopes are crushed and only a handful of games have been announced to release in Japan and fewer coming to the West.

    • MisterHoot

      I don’t get how sales numbers while impede on your enjoyment of Vita games.

      Of course, 3ds sales are on the top of the chart. It’s a system with 3 times the public. Even if a wildly succesful vita game came along, it wouldn’t stay on top for long, especially if it came out the same day as a 3ds blockbuster.

      Gravity Rush 2, SoulSac Delta, Deception IV, Natural Doctrine and Phantasy Star Nova were all announced this month. VK3, Lone Survivor, Demon Gaze, Tearaway and Ys are coming soon, and Toukiden is coming early 2014.

      Just enjoy the games whatever the platform. You’ll have a much better time without dealing with the sales shenanigans.

    • PhantomVash808

      People probably waiting for the announced October Vita bundles or Vita TV. Also a lot of people are buying Vita games digitally too.

  • GaySkull

    PSP is the best handheld gaming machine ever made! Lovin’ it!