Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Beats Zelda to the Top of Major Japanese Retailer’s Weekly Charts

on December 29, 2013 8:50 PM

Like every Monday the major Japanese retail and rental chain Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are usually considered an interesting glimpse on what the Media Create charts will look like on Wednesday, since Tsutaya has a very large number of stores scattered across the whole country.

Here’s the full chart for the week between December the 23rd and December the 29th. New releases are bolded:

  1. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster – PS3
  2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds -3DS
  3. Pazudora Z – 3DS
  4. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster – PS Vita
  5. New Dinasty Warriors Gundam PS3
  6. Pokémon X – 3DS
  7. Pokémon Y – 3DS
  8. Super Mario 3D World – Wii U
  9. Drakengard 3 – PS3
  10. Final Fantasy X HD Remaster – PS Vita
  11. Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS
  12. New Dinasty Warriors Gundam – PS Vita
  13. Gran Turismo 6 – PS3
  14. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation – PS3
  15. Grand Theft Auto V – PS3
  16. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 3DS
  17. Winning Eleven 2014 – PS3
  18. Sentocho Densetsu No Shinobi to Survival Battle -3DS
  19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS
  20. One Piece: Unlimited World R – 4DS

This week saw the duel between two glorious fantasy franchises, Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda. At least for what Tsutaya is concerned Square Enix’s classic series got the upper hand, not only placing the PS3 version of the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster at the top and beating A Link Between Worlds, but also grabbing 4th place with the PS Vita version and 10th with the PS Vita box that included only X.

There were no other new release this weeks, but we just got the demonstration of the fact that Japanese gamers do care for remakes, if they’re bringing back the right game.

 /  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.