Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya released its sales chart first giving a glimpse on the trends of the Japanese market in the past week. This time around we also see the debut of FIFA 16 and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.
While Tsutaya’s charts represent only its own stores, it’s one of the biggest retailers in Japan, so the results are normally quite accurate.
Here’s the full chart:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS3
- FIFA 16 – PS4
- Tokyo Xanadu – PS Vita
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS4
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – PS4
- Super Mario maker – Wii U
- Pro Baseball Famista Returns – 3DS
- FIFA 16 – PS3
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS
- Picross 3D 2 – 3DS
- Yo-Kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad – 3DS
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4
- Splatoon – Wii U
- Dragon Quest VIII – 3DS
- Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team – 3DS
- Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
- Lasso Action! Wrap Around! Chibi Robo! – 3DS
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS
- Yoru no Nai Kuni – PS Vita
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS3
The top of the chart is strongly dominated by PlayStation games, with PES 2016 holding the first spot, beating the PS4 version of FIFA 16. It’s interesting to see Konami’s soccer game stronger on PS3, while EA’s title had a more solid launch on PS4.
Tokyo Xanadu holds strong, while Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection debuts in fifth place.
On the Nintendo front, Super Mario Maker regains a place showing a rather long tail, with Nintendo keeping up promotion on all available channels (there are video ads even on the trains in Tokyo). Splatoon also seems impossible to dislodge from the chart, showing really awesome and stable performance for a new IP.
Unfortunately Yoru No Nai Kuni, that performed very solidly last week, almost literally fell off the charts this week. Looks like most of those who wanted it hurried to the stores to get it on day one. That’s not too surprising, considering that I was patrolling stores in Akihabara that day, and I kid you not, one every two people walking to a cashier had a copy of Gust’s JRPG in his hands.