Final Fantasy IX Tops PS4 Download Charts in Japan; Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Debuts in 20th

Final Fantasy IX crowns its surprise release with a top spot in the Japanese PS4 download charts. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gets a weak launch.

on September 30, 2017 11:21 PM

Final Fantasy IX is certainly a favorite among many fans both in Japan and in the west, and in the archipelago of the rising sun it certainly made waves among PS4 downloads last week.

Sony Interactive Entertainment released its download chart for the week between September 17th and September 23rd, and you can check it out below.

  1. Final Fantasy IX
  2. Star Wars Battlefront – Ultimate Edition
  3. Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry
  4. Destiny 2
  5. Titanfall 2
  6. Dragon Quest III
  7. NieR: Automata
  8. PES 2018 Barcelona Edition
  9. Patapon
  10. Need for Speed
  11. Battlefield 4 Premium Edition
  12. Undertale
  13. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  14. Dragon Quest II
  15. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  16. Samurai Shodown V Special
  17. Grand Theft Auto V
  18. Earth Defense Force 4.1: Shadow of New Despair
  19. Everybody’s Golf
  20. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

The announcement/release of Final Fantasy IX matching Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference certainly fanned the flames of hype and nostalgia among Japanese gamers, and the title resisted the push of several sales that put quite a few older games back on the chart.

Interestingly, Dragon Quest XI has finally ran out of steam, and has dropped completely off the top-20.

A game that never had any steam to begin with appears to be Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, which debuted dead last in the download chart, doing even worse than the already disappointing 8th place reported by Media Create for the retail market.

It’ll certainly be interesting to hear Capcom’s considerations on the title (if there’ll be any) in their quarterly financial statements that will be released in November.

 /  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.