Super Mario Maker Grabs Top and Metal Gear Solid V Slides in Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Chart

on September 13, 2015 9:55 PM

Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya is the first to give us a glimpse on sales in the Japanese market with its own chart. This week we see the debut of Super Mario Maker and the second week performance of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

  1. Super Mario Makrer – Wii U
  2. Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX – 3DS
  3. Dragon Quest VIII – 3DS
  4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4
  5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS3
  6. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition – PS3
  7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition – PS4
  8. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad – 3DS
  9. Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer – 3DS
  10. Splatoon
  11. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team – 3DS
  12. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
  13. Rhythm Tengoku The Best + – 3DS
  14. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with NFC Reader – 3DS
  15. Famicom Remix Best Choice – 3DS
  16. Dragon’s Dogma Online – PS4
  17. Until Dawn – PS4
  18. Monster Hunter 4G – 3DS
  19. Super Robot Wars BX – 3DS
  20. Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin – 3DS

Predictably, Super Mario Maker pushed all the way to first place, and the remake of Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village also launched successfully on 3DS.

Metal Gear Solid V slides to position four to seven, but its performance is divided between two platforms and two editions per platform. It was almost sold out last week too, so lack of stock at the beginning of the week might have influenced sales.

One thing remains constant, though. Splatoon keeps proving itself as one of this year’s sleeper hits, by continuing to hover around the middle of the ranking, even after four months from its release.

While Tsutaya’s chart covers only its own stores, the high number of locations spread across Japan, makes it a good indication for what we’re going to see on Wednesday with Media Create. It’ll be interesting to see if Metal Gear Solid will manage to push higher then, as Media Create counts different editions together.

 /  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.