Destiny on PS4 Gets Close to the Top but Super Smash Bros. Is King on Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Chart

on September 15, 2014 1:13 AM

Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya published its chart to give us a glimpse on what games achieved the best sales in Japan last week. This time around the chart is interesting as it sees the release of two massively anticipated games: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Destiny.

Tsutaya is one of the biggest game retailers in Japan, and while its charts are valid only for its own stores, it’s normally a good indication of what we’re going to see on Wednesday with the Media Create charts.

Without further ado, here’s the full chart.

  1. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 3DS
  2. Destiny – PS4
  3. Destiny – PS3
  4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – PS3
  5. Dragon Quest X – 3DS
  6. Youkai Watch 2: Honke – 3DS
  7. Youkai Watch 2: Ganso – 3DS
  8. Toukiden: Kiwami – PS Vita
  9. Samurai Warriors 4 – PS4
  10. Yoshi’s New Island – 3DS
  11. Mario Kart 8 – Wii U
  12. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – PS3
  13. Youkai Watch – 3DS
  14. Chain Chronicle V – PS Vita
  15. Toukiden: Kiwami – PSP
  16. Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – PS3
  17. Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax – Limited Edition – PS3
  18. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – PS4
  19. Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jiku Daiboken – 3DS
  20. Super Robot Wars OG Saga Masou Kishin F – PS3

As you can easily notice from the chart above, Super Smash Bros. easily jumped to the top, probably surprising no one, and beating Destiny. The performance of Bungie’s new game, which was released in Japan as a PlayStation exclusive, definitely isn’t too shabby either, placing both its versions in second and third place.

Considering that it’s a western game, and that it still managed to beat a massively popular series like Naruto, we can definitely call it a success. It’s also worth mentioning that the PS4 version outranked the PS3 one, despite the massive difference in installed base between the two consoles.

It’ll be interesting to see Media Create’s carts on Wednesday to get a feel of the actual numbers, and see how much the respective platforms have been boosted.

 /  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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