Dragon Quest XI Dominates PS4 Download Chart on Japanese PSN, Surprising No One Ever

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan released its latest PS4 download charts, and the result - at least for the winner - won't surprise anyone.

on August 6, 2017 1:44 PM

Like every week, Sony Interactive Entertainment published its digital download ranking for the Japanese PlayStation Store related to the week between July 24th and July 30th, and that is probably the most unsurprisingly week of the year, as it saw the release of Dragon Quest XI.

Below you can check out the full top-20 and its obvious winner.

  1. Dragon Quest XI
  2. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  3. Battlefield 1
  4. Final Fantasy XIV Complete Edition
  5. Dead Island: Definitive Collection
  6. Simple DL Series G4U Vol. 1 The Mahjong
  7. Saints Row IV
  8. Final Fantasy VII
  9. Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition
  10. Terraria
  11. Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st]
  12. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition
  13. Resident Evil 6
  14. Grand Theft Auto V
  15. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  16. Salt and Sanctuary
  17. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  18. The Wicther 3: Wild Hunt
  19. Gravity Rush 2
  20. Horizon Zero Dawn

Besides the obvious triumph of the massively anticipated Dragon Quest XI, we can definitely noticed that the performance of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age plummeted after two weeks at the top.

Most probably, Japanese gamers are having their JRPG fix with the new chapter of Dragon Quest, indirectly impacting the excellent remake of Final Fantasy XII.

French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] also dropped, but considering its niche nature and the fact that it’s on three platforms, it’s already quite remarkable that it’s still on the charts after three weeks.

Final Fantasy XIV also keeps going strong after the release of its latest expansion Stormblood, back in June, it hasn’t dropped out of the top ten once.

Just today, we learned that Dragon Quest XI shipped over three million copies, including digital downloads, even if we don’t know exactly the percentage of digital over physical yet. It’s probably going to be significant at least on PS4.

 /  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.