Pokémon and Grand Theft Auto V Still Dominate Japan on Major Retailer’s Weekly Sales Charts
Like every Monday the major Japanese retail and rental chain Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are usually considered a nice glimpse on what the Media Create charts will look like on Wednesday, since Tsutaya has a boatload of stores scattered across the whole country. This week’s chart kind of seems frozen in time, with last week’s releases still dominating and new ones like FIFA 14 and BEYOND: Two Souls failing to make a real dent.
Here is the chart for the week between October the 14th and October the 20th (new releases are bolded):
- Pokémon Y – 3DS
- Pokémon X – 3DS
- Grand Theft Auto V – PS3
- Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS
- Sentocho Densetsu No Shinobi to Survival Battle -3DS
- FIFA 14 – PS3
- Sakatsuku: Let’s make a Pro Soccer Club! – PS3
- Tales of Symphonia Chronicles – PS3
- BEYOND: Two Souls – PS3
- Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers – PS3
- Danganronpa 1-2 Reload – PS Vita
- Fairy Fencer F – PS3
- J LEAGUE Let’s make a Pro Soccer Club! 8 EURO PLUS – PSP
- Sakatsuku: Let’s make a Pro Soccer Club! – PS Vita
- Musou Orichi 2 Ultimate – PS3
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – PS3
- Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 3DS
- Armored Core: Verdict Day – PS3
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS
- Grand Theft Auto V – Xbox 360
The top three is basically unchanged from last week. The only difference is that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y traded places at the top. Grand Theft Auto V stands strong in it’s very solid third place after its amazing debut week in the country (The Xbox 360 version still remains in the top 20 by a hair). Monster Hunter 4 also regains the 4th position, showing that its momentum hasn’t ended yet.
FIFA 14 failed to make a big impact, despite the fact that the Japanese love their soccer. The same can be said about BEYOND: Two Souls, despite the fact that Sony advertised it quite heavily.
I’m actually quite curious to see precise sales figures for the second week of Grand Theft Auto V in the Media Create charts. It’s quite possible for the game to have reached half a million units sold in two weeks in the country, and that would be a big achievement, but we’ll have to wait for Wednesday to be sure.