Kingdom Hearts Tops Major Japanese Retailer’s Charts, while Forza Horizon 2 Fails to Make the Top 20

on October 6, 2014 1:47 AM

Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya published its chart to give us a glimpse on what games achieved the best sales in Japan last week. This time around we get to see how a few relevant newcomers did: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX, Omega Quintet, Forbidden Magna and Forza Horizon 2.

Here’s the full chart:

  1. Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX – PS3
  2. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 3DS
  3. Youkai Watch 2: Honke – 3DS
  4. Forbidden Magna -3DS
  5. Youkai Watch 2: Ganso – 3DS
  6. Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo – Danganronpa Another Episode – PS Vita
  7. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki 2 – PS Vita
  8. Destiny – PS3
  9. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD ReMIX Starter Pack – PS3
  10. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki 2 – PS3
  11. Fatal Frame – Wii U
  12. Omega Quintet – PS4
  13. Dragon Quest X – 3DS
  14. Nazotoki Battle TORE! Densetsu no Mamiya o Fukkatsu sa Seyo! – 3DS
  15. Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no keshiki! ! Tsujo-ban – 3DS
  16. Destiny – PS4
  17. Ar Nosurge Plus – PS Vita
  18. Bayonetta 2 – Wii U
  19. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – PS3
  20. Ciel Nosurge Offline – PS Vita

Predictably, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX shows that the PS3 is far from dead in Japan, topping the chart like a champ. Forbidden Magna does quite well in 4th place, despite not being an enormously hyped production.

The new generation, on the other hand, didn’t exactly see an earthshattering performance, with Omega Quintet placing 12th, even if Compile Heart games are rarely enormous sellers.

About Forza Horizon 2… well… There’s no Forza Horizon 2, at least not in the top twenty. At least it did manage to top Xbox One’s specific chart, beating Ryse: Son of Rome.

I had hoped to see it appear at least in the bottom half of the general chart, considering that Japanese gamers are serious petrolheads and they normally enjoy the Forza series, but gone are the times in which Forza Motorsport 4 debuted in a dignified 5th place with 24,854 copies sold in its first week. Looks like the Xbox One’s installed base is simply too small for now.

We’ll have to wait for Wednesday with the Media Create charts to see if Forza Horizon 2 managed to at least move a few hardware units.

 /  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.