Media Create: Dragon Quest XI Tops Japanese Sales Chart For Second Straight Week

PS4 and 3DS game Dragon Quest XI once again dominates everything around it in Media Create's latest Japanese weekly sales charts.

on August 9, 2017 9:58 AM

Today, Media create released its weekly sales chart of the Japanese video game market.

For the week between July 31st and August 6th, it was once again Square Enix’s 3DS and PS4 game Dragon Quest XI at the top of the software chart, making it two straight weeks for the eleventh main series entry in one of video game’s most iconic franchises.

Dragon Quest XI also came in at No.2, with the PS4 version selling right behind the 3DS version. Meanwhile, Splatoon 2 held onto No.3, as new arrivals The Great Ace Attorney 2 and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy came in hot, grabbing the No.4 and No.5 spot respectively.

As for hardware, the Nintendo Switch has taken back its normal No.1 spot after being usurped last week by the 2DS and PS4/PS4 Pro.

All of this week’s new additions to the Top 20 include:  The Great Ace Attorney 2 at No.4, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy at No.5, and The Great Ace Attorney 1 & 2 Limited Edition at No.8.

Below, you can view the full software chart (important to note: Media Create counts only retail sales, meaning digital sales are not included):

  1. Dragon Quest XI – 3DS — 307,714 / 1,456,602
  2. Dragon Quest XI – PS4 — 200,798 / 1,151,113
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch — 74,235 / 827,646
  4. The Great Ace Attorney 2 – 3DS — 69,848 / New
  5. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – PS4 — 30,384 / New
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch — 13,764 / 615,633
  7. Layton’s Mystery Journey – 3DS — 12,699 / 108,057
  8. The Great Ace Attorney 1 & 2 Limited Edition – 3DS — 9,651 / New
  9. Hey! Pikmin – 3DS 8,493 / 107,887
  10. ARMS – Switch — 5,472 / 189,417
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch — 5,304 / 554,123
  12. Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? – 3DS — 5,197 / 34,107
  13. Pokémon Sun/Moon  – 3DS — 4,321 / 3,304,705
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS — 4,293 / 212,998
  15. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – PS4 — 4,217 / 132,188
  16. Gundam Versus – PS4 — 3,948 / 153,086
  17. Minecraft — PlayStation Vita — 3,297 / 1,187,447
  18. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) — PS4 – 2,852 / 372,514
  19. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS — 2,823 / 2,799,235
  20. Super Mario Maker — 3DS — 2,711 / 1,069,884

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. Switch: 61,933
  2. PS4: 43,862
  3. New 2DS XL: 33,871
  4. New 3DS XL: 22,200
  5. PS4 Pro: 9,077
  6. PS Vita: 4,773
  7. 2DS: 3,740
  8. New 3DS: 1,078
  9. Wii U: 158
  10. PS3: 96
  11. Xbox One: 90

For reference: here are last week’s charts.

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