Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya released its sales chart first giving us a glimpse on the trend of the Japanese market in the past week.
While Tsutaya’s charts represent only its own stores, it’s one of the biggest retailers in Japan, so its results are quite accurate.
Last week was definitely interesting, as it marked the debut of quite a few new games. Check out the chart:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS3
- Tokyo Xanadu – PS Vita
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS4
- Yoru no Nai Kuni – PS4
- Picross 3D 2 – 3DS
- Yoru no Nai Kuni – PS Vita
- Super Mario Maker – Wii U
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS
- Arslan: The Warrior of Legend – PS3
- Yoru no Nai Kuni – PS3
- Mad Max – PS4
- Dragon Quest VIII – 3DS
- Splatoon – Wii U
- Arslan: The Warrior of Legend – PS4
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4
- Tokyo Ghoul Jail – PS Vita
- Yo-Kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad – 3DS
- Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team – 3DS
- Tokyo Xanadu Limited Box – PS Vita
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 makes a solid comeback, taking both first and third place. Tokyo Xanadu and Yoru No Nai Kuni by Nihon Falcom and Gust have a strong debut as well, with second and fourth place respectively, leaving behind Nintendo’s Picross 3D 2.
Koei Tecmo’s Arslan: The Warrior of Legend is a little weaker, debuting in 9th position with the PS3 version, and in 14th with the PS4 version.
As usual, the staying power of Splatoon is absolutely impressive. There seems to be abslutely no way to dislodge it from the charts. It’ll probably define “sleeper hit” for quite a while.