Final Fantasy XV Dominates PS4 PSN Sales in Japan For Second Week; Beats Yakuza 6 and The Last Guardian

on December 16, 2016 2:15 PM

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia published its top-20 ranking for sales on the Japanese PlayStation Store related to last week.

You can check out the full list below.

  1. Final Fantasy XV
  2. Yakuza 6
  3. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  4. The Last Guardian
  5. Watch_Dogs 2
  6. Titanfall 2
  7. Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  8. Touhou Shinpiroku ~ Urban Legend in Limbo
  9. Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition
  10. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
  11. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis
  12. Arcade Archives – Castlevania
  13. Battlefield 1
  14. Salt and Sanctuary
  15. Arcade Archives NEOGEO – Samurai Spirits
  16. The Elder Scrolls Online V: Special Edition
  17. Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru
  18. Inside
  19. Resident Evil 6
  20. Rainbow Six Siege

Looks like Final Fantasy XV is showing some legs in its digital download version, as it dominated the ranking for the second week in a row, leaving behind some heavy hitters like Yakuza 6. Sega’s ultimate ojisan simulator debuts in second place failing to dethrone Square Enix’s latest JRPG as it did at brick and mortar stores.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 debuts decently in third place, while The Last Guardian manages to grab a 4th place, perhaps paying the price of the fact that gamers who embraced digital download in Japan are normally a bit younger than those who prefer to buy their physical Blu-ray disks, so they are less influenced by the legacy of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

Another interesting element is that Titanfall 2 keet beating Battlefield 1 for digital sales, despite the fact that the Battlefield franchise has consistently been a heavy hitter on the Japanese PlayStation Store in the past few years. Maybe it’s not as surprising considering how fond the Japanese are of their giant mecha.

Final Fantasy XV‘s extensive free update plan might have influenced its staying power in the ranking, while today Square Enix announced the first DLC packages and a new update coming on December 22nd.

 /  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.