Dragon Quest Beats Overwatch in Japan, While PS4 Stays at the Top of Media Create

on June 1, 2016 4:59 PM

It’s Wednesday, and like every Wednesday, Media Create released its sales charts for last week in the Japanese market. It was certainly a fairly relevant week, wit the launch of Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End and Overwatch.

Looks like Blizzard’s steamroller did not manage to conquer at least the world’s JRPG stronghold.

  1. Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End – PS4 – 184,820 / New
  2. Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End – PS Vita – 120,664 / New
  3. Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End – PS3 – 68,376 / New
  4. Overwatch – PS4 – 58,363 / New
  5. Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator – PS4 – 17,829 / New
  6. Kirby: Planet Robobot – 3DS – 17,313 / 285,647
  7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – PS4 – 10,040 / 159,919
  8. Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator – PS3 – 9,385 / New
  9. Yo-kai Sangokushi – 3DS – 7,493 / 525,985
  10. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 6,335 / 780,431
  11. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – PS Vita – 5,816 / 131,889
  12. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – PS4 – 5,685 / 146,132
  13. Splatoon – Wii U – 5,225 / 1,372,492
  14. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 – PS3 – 5,140 / 85,532
  15. Cladun Sengoku – PS Vita – 4,459 / New
  16. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 4,412 / 882,905
  17. Homefront: The Revolution – PS4 – 3,781 / 13,204
  18. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 3DS – 3,420 / 599,789
  19. Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 3DS – 2,903 / 163,951
  20. My Hero Academia: Battle for All – 3DS – 2,810 / 8,417

And here comes the hardware chart:

  1. PS4: 24,813
  2. PS Vita: 14,956
  3. New 3DS XL: 12,394
  4. Wii U: 4,340
  5. New 3DS: 2,495
  6. PS3: 1,017
  7. 3DS: 696
  8. 3DS XL: 78
  9. Xbox On: 61

Besides Overwatch and Dragon Quest Heroes II, there were quite a couple new releases in Japan last week, but none really managed to make a splash. Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator – did not impress, and unfortunately Cladun Sengoku had a really weak launch.

Luckily, Nippon Ichi Software seems to be unconcerned with sales, normally, which is good, as we get some really nice niche games from them.

Incidentally, while Overwatch‘s launch surely isn’t bad for a western game in Japan, I personally expected it to do better. It’s aesthetics should connect quite well with the Japanese audience, and let’s be honest, it’s basically Blizzard’s own crossover of every anime trope, ever.

 /  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.