Destiny 2 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales According to Media Create

As Nintendo tries to meet demand for the Switch in Japan, Destiny 2 tops the Media Create charts, but it's a Pyrrhic Victory in comparison with Destiny.

on September 13, 2017 9:55 AM

Today is Wednesday, and like every Wednesday, we get a new pair of sales charts from Media Create. This week is quite interesting, as it showcases the debut of Destiny 2.

Below you can read the top-20 software chart related to the period between September 4th and September 10th:

  1. Destiny 2 – PS4 – 50, 263/New
  2. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 44, 981/1,101,481
  3. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Switch – 24,045/New
  4. Everybody’s Golf – PS4 – 22,488/123, 207
  5. Dragon Quest XI – 3DS – 15,993/1,709,906
  6. Monster Hunter XX – Switch – 12,811/124, 207
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 10, 526/683, 214
  8. Dragon Quest XI – PS4 – 9, 147/1,337,602
  9. Sanck World Treasures – 3DS – 7,079/155, 149
  10. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! – PS4 – 7,044/New
  11. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! – PS Vita – 7,000/New
  12. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 – 3DS – 5,709/35,596
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 4,485/580,552
  14. Night of Azure 2 – 4, 155/22, 362
  15. Resident Evil Revelations – PS4 – 3,837/13,097
  16. ARMS – 3,711/218, 111
  17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS – 3,704/236, 114
  18. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows – PS4 – 3,003/16,011
  19. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita – 2,938/1, 204, 956
  20. Hitman: the Complete First Season  – PS4 – 2,900/32, 702

Following, the hardware chart:

  1. Switch- 45,439
  2. PS4 – 18,483
  3. PS4 Pro – 10, 999
  4. New 3DS XL – 9, 628
  5. New 2DS XL – 9, 403
  6. PS Vita – 3,913
  7. 2DS – 1,772
  8. New – 3DS – 331
  9. PS3 – 115
  10. Wii U – 90
  11. Xbox One – 63

The Switch is putting in a solid performance, as Nintendo appears to have found ways to provide at least a decent supply in the country. Splatoon 2 continues to prove the real champion among Japanese Switch gamers, beating both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and never leaving the top end of the chart.

The PS4 version of Destiny 2 manages to top the chart, but that’s the only good news for Bungie’s latest shooter. The comparison with its predecessor is rather merciless, as Destiny debuted with 91,277 copies sold on PS4 and 49,503 on PS3. The sequel managed to barely equalize PS3 sales of the original Destiny, and that’s not really a good sign, considering that the franchise was actually rather popular in Japan at its debut.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 managed to do decent numbers on Switch despite being a re-release, and Everybody’s Golf  keeps selling pretty nicely as well on its second week.

Dragon Quest XI seems to be a bit short of breath, having lost most of its momentum, which is quite natural considering that we’re over a month and a half away from its release. We’re now well past three million copies sold at retail only, and that’s quite flattering, considering that there are digital sales to be added to the tally.

 /  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.