PlayStation Games Dominate Japan Again According to Tsutaya’s Charts, JoJo and FFXIV Still Ahead

on September 9, 2013 4:46 PM

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.

  1. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – PS3
  2. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – PS3
  3. Splinter Cell: Blacklist – PS3
  4. Uta no Prince Sama: MUSIC 2 – PSP
  5. Killzone: Mercenary – PS Vita
  6. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace – PS Vita
  7. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – PS3
  8. Puppeteer – PS3
  9. Lost Planet 3 – PS3
  10. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 3DS
  11. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 3DS
  12. Youkai Watch – 3DS
  13. Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 3DS
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS
  15. Uta no Prince Sama: MUSIC 2 (Limited Go Go Box) – PSP
  16. Farming Simulator – PS3
  17. Conception 2 – PS Vita
  18. Famtasy Life Link! – 3DS
  19. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – PS3
  20. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Collector’s Edition) – PS3
  21. 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.

 /  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.
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