Dragon Quest XI Tops Japanese Sales Chart For Third Straight Week; The Snack World Makes Strong Debut

Dragon Quest XI holds off chart newcomers The Snack World, Hitman, and Mega Man to continue its reign atop the Japanese market alongside the Nintendo Switch.

on August 16, 2017 9:25 AM

Today, Media Create released its weekly sales chart of the Japanese video game market.

For the week between August 7th and August 13th, it was once again Square Enix’s 3DS and PS4 game Dragon Quest XI at the tippy top of the software chart, making it a three-peat for the eleventh main series entry in the iconic franchise.

Meanwhile 3DS game The Snack World made a strong debut, charting at No.2, right ahead of Dragon Quest XI’s PS4 version which came in at No.3 (the 3DS skew came in at No.1). Rounding out the top five is two Nintendo IP: Splatoon 2 at No.4 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No.5.

All of this week’s new additions to the Top 20 include: The Snack World at No.2, Hitman: The Complete First Season at No.6, and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 at No.8.

As for hardware, the Nintendo Switch has claimed the No.1 spot two weeks running after it was momentarily usurped by the 2DS and PS4/PS4 Pro, thanks to the launch of Dragon Quest XI.

Below, you can view the full software chart (important to note: Media Create counts only retail sales, meaning digital sales are not included):

  1. Dragon Quest XI – 3DS — 116,615 / 1,573,216
  2. The Snack World – 3DS — 97,534 / New
  3. Dragon Quest XI –  PS4 — 91,147 / 1,242,260
  4. Splatoon 2 – Switch — 87,983 / 915,628
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe –  Switch — 17,262 / 632,894
  6. Hitman: The Complete First Season — PS4 – 17,252 / New
  7. The Great Ace Attorney 2 – 3DS — 10,770 / 80,618
  8. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – PS4 — 8,537 / New
  9. ARMS – Switch — 7,866 / 197,284
  10. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – PS4 — 7,263 / 37,647
  11. Layton’s Mystery Journey – 3DS — 7,131 / 115,188
  12. Hey! Pikmin – 3DS — 6,863 / 114,750
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch — 6,642 / 560,764
  14. Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? – 3DS — 6,246 / 40,354
  15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS — Welcome amiibo – 5,380 / 218,378
  16. Gundam Versus – PS4 — 4,873 / 157,958
  17. Pokémon Sun/Moon – 3DS — 4,865 / 3,309,571
  18. Minecraft — PS Vita — 4,181 / 1,191,628
  19. 1-2-Switch – Switch — 3,570 / 242,742
  20. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS — 3,354 / 2,802,588

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. Nintendo Switch: 87,798
  2. PS4: 34,691
  3. New 2DS XL: 24,187
  4. New 3DS XL: 17,276
  5. PS4 Pro: 7,771
  6. PS Vita: 4,651
  7. 2DS: 3,527
  8. New 3DS: 740
  9. Wii U: 132
  10. PS3: 95
  11. Xbox One: 75

For reference: here are last week’s charts.

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