Monster Hunter Dominates and Driveclub Fails to Make the Top Ten in Major Japanese Retailer’s Charts

on October 12, 2014 9:16 PM

Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya published its chart to give us a glimpse on what games achieved the best sales in Japan last week. This time around we get to witness the obvious domination of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and the debut performance of Driveclub.

Here’s the full chart:

  1. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 3DS
  2. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 3DS
  3. Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX – PS3
  4. Youkai Watch 2: Honke – 3DS
  5. FIFA 15 – PS3
  6. Youkai Watch 2: Ganso – 3DS
  7. FIFA 15 – PS4
  8. Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo – Danganronpa Another Episode – PS Vita
  9. Forbidden Magna – 3DS
  10. Destiny – PS3
  11. Nazotoki Battle TORE! Densetsu no Mamiya o Fukkatsu sa Seyo! – 3DS
  12. Driveclub – PS4
  13. FIFA 15 – PS Vita
  14. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki 2 – PS Vita
  15. Dragon Quest X – 3DS
  16. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki 2 – PS3
  17. Destiny – PS4
  18. Youkai Watch – 3DS
  19. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – PS3
  20. Majinbon Jikan to Kukan no Majin – 3DS

While Tsutaya’s chart is related only to the retailer’s sales, due to the number of shops involved it’s considered a good indication on what we’ll see on Wednesday with the Media Create charts.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate‘s domination was absolutely obvious, while Smash Bros. Kingdom Hearts and Youkai Watch 2 hold strong close to the top of the chart. FIFA 15 gets a rather mild debut in 5th for PS3 and 7th for PS4, considering how the Japanese love soccer.

Driveclub definitely has a slow start, especially given how much Japanese gamers love racing game. A debut in 12th place isn’t exactly encouraging, and has possibly been influenced by the game’s ongoing connectivity problems which were already in full swing when it launched in Japan.

 /  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.