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.
- Dragon Quest III
- Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package
- Dragon Quest II
- Dragon Quest XI
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
- Yomawari: Midnight Shadows
- Dragon Quest
- Mega Man Legacy Collection
- Hitman: The Complete First Season
- Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
- Get Eeven
- Sonic Mania
- Summer Lesson: Hikari Miyamoto Seven Days Room
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition
- 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.