Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Beats Zelda to the Top of Major Japanese Retailer’s Weekly Charts

Like every Monday the major Japanese retail and rental chain Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are usually considered an interesting glimpse on what the Media Create charts will look like on Wednesday, since Tsutaya has a very large number of stores scattered across the whole country.

Here’s the full chart for the week between December the 23rd and December the 29th. New releases are bolded:

  1. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster – PS3
  2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds -3DS
  3. Pazudora Z – 3DS
  4. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster – PS Vita
  5. New Dinasty Warriors Gundam PS3
  6. Pokémon X – 3DS
  7. Pokémon Y – 3DS
  8. Super Mario 3D World – Wii U
  9. Drakengard 3 – PS3
  10. Final Fantasy X HD Remaster – PS Vita
  11. Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS
  12. New Dinasty Warriors Gundam – PS Vita
  13. Gran Turismo 6 – PS3
  14. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation – PS3
  15. Grand Theft Auto V – PS3
  16. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 3DS
  17. Winning Eleven 2014 – PS3
  18. Sentocho Densetsu No Shinobi to Survival Battle -3DS
  19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS
  20. One Piece: Unlimited World R – 4DS

This week saw the duel between two glorious fantasy franchises, Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda. At least for what Tsutaya is concerned Square Enix’s classic series got the upper hand, not only placing the PS3 version of the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster at the top and beating A Link Between Worlds, but also grabbing 4th place with the PS Vita version and 10th with the PS Vita box that included only X.

There were no other new release this weeks, but we just got the demonstration of the fact that Japanese gamers do care for remakes, if they’re bringing back the right game.

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  • TheExile285

    Lol @4DS on #20.

    • jcnba28

      I want a 4DS! lol

      • tubers

        What’s the 4 for?


        Rumble!? 🙂

    • MyBodyIsReady

      2DS, 3DS and 4DS. Nintendo have got you covered for whatever you want, apparently

    • ragingmerifes

      It’s a 3DS with 3D on both screens.

    • MaximDualBlade

      Maybe it’s the next handheld od nintendo that can travel through time (y)

  • peterpansyndrome94

    And this is not including digital downloads, right? Now its time for PlayStation to dominate.

    At least Japanese know what Final Fantasy to play and not the travesty FF XIII has been thanks to Microsoft… $100 to ruin the franchise forever ScrewedEnix!!!!!

    You Japanese developers should have never sold your soul to M$ for money.

    The Japanese gamers have spoken with their wallets…look at the down fall of FF XIII!

    That is just sad.

    I hope you learned your lesson well, brahs.

    • Furious Francis

      Now is the time for PlayStation to dominate?

      Sorry, that’s not happening. Lets be real. The 3DS is dominating Japan.

      • Stealth

        Wii U is dominating Japan these days as well.

        • MasterofMidnight

          Nintendo are flooding Japanese TV with adverts for the Wii U right now. Seriously, 1 in 5 adverts on TV is for the TV this past few weeks. They’ve been throwing everything they’ve got to get sales for the system going.

      • MasterofMidnight

        Sony are preparing for the PS4 release in the next month. I suspect they’re holding back their money and will probably head for domination in a month from now. Nintendo are using the Christmas period to get a headstart. If they don’t get people buying their Wii U now, they’ll be in serious trouble.

        • Furious Francis

          You’re delusional if you think the PS4 has a chance against the 3DS. The PS3 got crushed,

          Nintendo has Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Yarn Yoshi, Monolith Soft’s X for 2014.

          Just like Shuhei Yoshida ” The Wii U is just getting started”

          • Ritsujun

            Not hard enough, Nintendog.

          • Jack

            You’re delusional if you think the 3DS has a chance against the PS4

          • Furious Francis

            Just like the PS3 right? lol

    • MasterofMidnight

      What the heck has Microsoft got to do with FFXIII not being received well? The franchise went downhill because they deviated from the gameplay of previous games. How is making games for Microsoft selling their souls, when many of which jumped ship with Nintendo, Sega, and Sony in the past?

      • Snake Plisken

        Because they dumbed the gameplay down to appeal to the twitch gamers that make up the core of MS’s base. Duh!

    • MaximDualBlade

      stop with the fanboyism

  • Stealth

    Zelda will still be number 1 in sales, this report usually doesnt equate to what actually happens.

    • MasterofMidnight

      I don’t know if it definitely will. Final Fantasy X is getting a lot of exposure in shops and on television. It’ll be close.

      • Snake Plisken

        Nintendo games sell a lot more copies of an expanded period of time than other games for other platforms. It won’t belong before A Link Between Worlds beats FFX in overall sales. People are clamoring for a real FF game. They jumped on the opportunity as soon as it was available.

        • OlimacFTW

          Mario 3D World against Lightning Returns is a good example.

      • Zarathos No Daimaōh

        Sure but why wouldnt FFX sell over a long time period ? That’s pretty much how hd remaster do it usually , except this one had a massive exposure

    • MaximDualBlade

      I care just enough to tell you to stop being such a fanboy XD Play your game and be happy it’s in the top 10

  • PrinceHeir

    Zelda and FFX | FFX-2 HD on top 🙂


    • Satori Satya

      I’m surprised because despite what many think, Zelda games don’t sell that much in Japan.

      For instance, the remake of Ocarina of Time for the 3DS also made its debut at #2. Below a PSP game.

      So its really no big deal beating Zelda there.

  • jesus gabriel

    LOL Zelda will outsell FF at long time just like mario already outsold waifu fantasy lightning boogalo seriously zelda is still selling millions and the last time a FF sold decent was 9 years ago.

    • MaximDualBlade

      I’m sure your vengeance against final fantasy will be complete when zelda sells more right

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Good to see Super Mario 3D World in the Top 10 again, for like the 4th week in a row. Bet no one saw this coming.

  • Ritsujun

    wut? Zelduck?

  • ragingmerifes

    Well, the Vita version is sold separately, isn’t it? They are doing just like Nintendo with Pokémon, releasing two titles as one to double chances of positioning on charts like these. CONSPIRACY

    • Snake Plisken

      No conspiracy. They’re just greedy and don’t want to give away the vita version to ps3 buyers like Sony does with their cross platform games.

  • Quincy

    FFX is a very good final fantasy game so it deserves the nostalgia it’s getting with this HD.

  • Jack

    Dinasty Warriors? You mean Dynasty Warriors

  • fatdog21

    im just glad that ffx is doin well. hopefully it does well enough to do more hd remake like final fantasy xii or ff type 0……