Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tautaya published its charts to give us a glimpse on what games achieved the best sales in Japan last week.
While not as precise as the Media Create charts published on Wednesday, Tsutaya’s charts are considered telling, as the retailer has a very high number of stores strategically placed everywhere in the country, so its sales are rather statistically relevant.
But without further ado, here’s the top 20 for the week between September the 2nd and September the 8th (new releases are bolded, as usual). There are actually 21 game’s because the last two were both market in 20th place, probably indicating the same number of units moved.
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – PS3
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – PS3
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist – PS3
- Uta no Prince Sama: MUSIC 2 – PSP
- Killzone: Mercenary – PS Vita
- Ragnarok Odyssey Ace – PS Vita
- Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – PS3
- Puppeteer – PS3
- Lost Planet 3 – PS3
- Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 3DS
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 3DS
- Youkai Watch – 3DS
- Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 3DS
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS
- Uta no Prince Sama: MUSIC 2 (Limited Go Go Box) – PSP
- Farming Simulator – PS3
- Conception 2 – PS Vita
- Famtasy Life Link! – 3DS
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II – PS3
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Collector’s Edition) – PS3
- Luigi’s Mansion 2 – 3DS
Last week the charts were pretty much dominated by PlayStation games, with seven titles in the top ten, but this week it’s even more radical, with only Disney Magic Castle holding Nintendo’s flag in 10th position, while all Wii U titles have been wiped off the chart. Of course next week is going to look a whole lot different with the release of Monster Hunter 4 this Saturday.
It’s also interesting to see that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn both managed to hold the respective first and second place they held last week despite the release of several new titles, showing that both games can be considered a very solid success in the archipelago of the rising sun.
There’s also a PSP game in 4th place, showing once more that Sony’s old and glorious handheld is still holding fast in its home turf.