Pokémon Dethroned (With a Catch) on Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Charts

on October 28, 2013 5:50 PM

Like every Monday the major Japanese retail and rental chain Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are usually considered a nice glimpse on what the Media Create charts will look like on Wednesday, since Tsutaya has a boatload of stores scattered across the whole country.

You can check out the chart below, with new titles bolded.

  1. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PS3
  2. Pokémon X – 3DS
  3. Pokémon Y – 3DS
  4. Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS
  5. Grand Theft Auto V – PS3
  6. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PSP
  7. BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – PS3
  8. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PS Vita
  9. Sentocho Densetsu No Shinobi to Survival Battle -3DS
  10. FIFA 14 – PS3
  11. Sakatsuku: Let’s make a Pro Soccer Club! – PS3
  12. BEYOND: Two Souls – PS3
  13. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles – PS3
  14. Sengoku Musou 2 with Moushouden & Empires HD Version – PS3
  15. Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers – PS3
  16. Danganronpa 1-2 Reload – PS Vita
  17. Fairy Fencer F – PS3
  18. Diabolic Lovers More, Blood – PSP
  19. Kamigami no Akugi – PSP
  20. Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate – PS3

Apparently Pokémon lasted at the top of Tsutaya’s chart only for two weeks, as this week the throne has been taken by the latest installment of the extremely popular, but nearly unknown in the west, Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball series.

Of course there’s a catch, as Tsutaya lists Pokémon X and Pokémon Y separately, so we don’t yet know is the baseball game really managed to push the cutesy juggernaut by Game Freaks off the throne. We’ll have to wait for Wednesday’s Media Create charts for a confirmation. To be fair Jikkyou also comes on three different platforms so…

Unfortunately BlazBlue didn’t exactly make an explosive debut, and the remaster of Sengoku Musou 2 did really badly, showing once more that the Japanese really don’t care much for most HD remakes (even if I bet that they’re gonna cave for Final Fantasy X the day after Christmas) .

Speaking of versions, there are three PSP games in the top twenty. Of course two of them are Otome games. Japanese ladies still really love their PSP.

 /  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.