PlayStation Games Dominate Top of Major Japanese Retailer’s Weekly Sales Charts

on October 4, 2015 11:22 PM

Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya released its sales chart first giving us a glimpse on the trend of the Japanese market in the past week.

While Tsutaya’s charts represent only its own stores, it’s one of the biggest retailers in Japan, so its results are quite accurate.

Last week was definitely interesting, as it marked the debut of quite a few new games. Check out the chart:

  1. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS3
  2. Tokyo Xanadu – PS Vita
  3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS4
  4. Yoru no Nai Kuni – PS4
  5. Picross 3D 2 – 3DS
  6. Yoru no Nai Kuni – PS Vita
  7. Super Mario Maker – Wii U
  8. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS
  9. Arslan: The Warrior of Legend – PS3
  10. Yoru no Nai Kuni – PS3
  11. Mad Max – PS4
  12. Dragon Quest VIII – 3DS
  13. Splatoon – Wii U
  14. Arslan: The Warrior of Legend – PS4
  15. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4
  16. Tokyo Ghoul Jail – PS Vita
  17. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad – 3DS
  18. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team – 3DS
  19. Tokyo Xanadu Limited Box – PS Vita
  20. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 makes a solid comeback, taking both first and third place. Tokyo Xanadu and Yoru No Nai Kuni by Nihon Falcom and Gust have a strong debut as well, with second and fourth place respectively, leaving behind Nintendo’s Picross 3D 2.

Koei Tecmo’s Arslan: The Warrior of Legend is a little weaker, debuting in 9th position with the PS3 version, and in 14th with the PS4 version.

As usual, the staying power of Splatoon is absolutely impressive. There seems to be abslutely no way to dislodge it from the charts. It’ll probably define “sleeper hit” for quite a while.

 /  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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