Dragon Quest III Tops PS4 Sales on Japanese PlayStation Store; Undertale Still Strong

PS4 sales on the Japanese digital marketplace see Dragon Quest III at the top, followed by Undertale.

on September 2, 2017 10:34 AM

Like every week, Sony Interactive Entertainment released its sales chart for the Japanese PlayStation Store, focusing on PS4 games. This time around, we have a new winner,  with the re-release of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation pushing all the way to the top in its debut week.

Below you can check out the full chart, related to the period between August 21st and August 27th.

  1. Dragon Quest III
  2. Undertale
  3. Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package
  4. Dragon Quest II
  5. Dragon Quest XI
  6. Rainbow Six Siege
  7. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  8. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows
  9. Dragon Quest
  10. Mega Man Legacy Collection
  11. Hitman: The Complete First Season
  12. Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
  13. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  14. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
  15. Get Eeven
  16. Sonic Mania
  17. Summer Lesson: Hikari Miyamoto Seven Days Room
  18. Horizon Zero Dawn
  19. Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition
  20. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair

Looks like indie darling RPG Undertale, while losing the top spot, is holding impressively strong in second place. The Dragon Quest XI juggernaut also lose a spot to drop in 5th place, after multiple weeks wearing the crown and one in 4th position.

Ultimately, Dragon Quest still holds four places in the top five like last week, and five in the top-ten, demonstrating once more the solidity of the franchise in Japan.

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows actually comes in with a pretty good start, which isn’t all that common for Nippon Ichi games, that tend to be very niche oriented. Megadimension Neptunia VIIR’s waifus manage to place the game in a 12th place debut, probably hindered by the fact that it’s still difficult to find a PlayStation VR headset on the shelves in Japan.

Speaking of digital sales, we learn from the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu that Dragon Quest XI sold 113,182 copies digitally on PS4 in its first two days on the shelves (from July 29th to July 30th), while only 62,939 copies were sold digitally on 3DS.

This bring the debut of the two versions in Japan almost neck and neck combined with Famitsu’s retail numbers, with the 3DS version selling 1,193,407 copies combined between digital and retail and the PS4 version at 1,063,520. Considering the launch in Asia only on PS4 for now, it’s not surprising that Square Enix reported stronger initial sales on PS4.

 /  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.