Dragon Quest XI Beats Crash Bandicoot to the Top of PS4 Sales on Japanese PlayStation Store

No one stops the Dragon Quest XI train in Japan, not even Crash Bandicoot himself.

on August 12, 2017 9:11 AM

Crash Bandicoot is fairly popular in Japan, and Vicarious Visions’ labor of love Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has pretty much dominated sales charts around the world.

Of course, Japan is quite different, and there there is a behemoth named Dragon Quest XI, that is at its second week on the shelves, but it’s still going strong.

The result is that Crash had to be content with a second place in the local Playstation Store sales chart related to the period between July 31st and June 6th

  1. Dragon Quest XI
  2. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  3. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  4. Final Fantasy XIV Complete Edition
  5. Resident Evil 6
  6. Battlefield 1
  7. Salt and Sanctuary
  8. Final Fantasy VII
  9. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition
  10. Dead Island: Definitive Collection
  11. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  12. Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition
  13. Terraria
  14. Simple DL Series G4U Vol. 1 The Mahjong
  15. The Wicther 3: Wild Hunt
  16. Resident Evil 5
  17. Gravity Rush 2
  18. Grand Theft Auto V
  19. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  20. Horizon Zero Dawn

Besides Dragon Quest XI‘s dominance and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy‘s good performance despite not reaching the top spot, we can see how Final Fantasy XIV keeps pushing sales after the release of the expansion Stormblood almost two months ago.

It has not dropped out of the top ten once, and it held firmly in 4th place since last week. Incidentally, we recently learned that it has passed ten million registered users worldwide.

A few staples also keep driving sales, regardless of their age. Minecraft still sells in like ramen bowls in the winter, Salt And Sanctuary still tickles that masochist fancy, and Final Fantasy VII and Terraria never seem to get old.

Gravity Rush 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn also keep hanging there at the bottom of the chart, showing that they still sell in Japan, even if not stellar amounts.

 /  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.