Pokémon Dethroned (With a Catch) on Major Japanese Retailer’s 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.
You can check out the chart below, with new titles bolded.
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PS3
- Pokémon X – 3DS
- Pokémon Y – 3DS
- Monster Hunter 4 – 3DS
- Grand Theft Auto V – PS3
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PSP
- BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – PS3
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 -PS Vita
- Sentocho Densetsu No Shinobi to Survival Battle -3DS
- FIFA 14 – PS3
- Sakatsuku: Let’s make a Pro Soccer Club! – PS3
- BEYOND: Two Souls – PS3
- Tales of Symphonia Chronicles – PS3
- Sengoku Musou 2 with Moushouden & Empires HD Version – PS3
- Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers – PS3
- Danganronpa 1-2 Reload – PS Vita
- Fairy Fencer F – PS3
- Diabolic Lovers More, Blood – PSP
- Kamigami no Akugi – PSP
- Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate – PS3
Apparently Pokémon lasted at the top of Tsutaya’s chart only for two weeks, as this week the throne has been taken by the latest installment of the extremely popular, but nearly unknown in the west, Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball series.
Of course there’s a catch, as Tsutaya lists Pokémon X and Pokémon Y separately, so we don’t yet know is the baseball game really managed to push the cutesy juggernaut by Game Freaks off the throne. We’ll have to wait for Wednesday’s Media Create charts for a confirmation. To be fair Jikkyou also comes on three different platforms so…
Unfortunately BlazBlue didn’t exactly make an explosive debut, and the remaster of Sengoku Musou 2 did really badly, showing once more that the Japanese really don’t care much for most HD remakes (even if I bet that they’re gonna cave for Final Fantasy X the day after Christmas) .
Speaking of versions, there are three PSP games in the top twenty. Of course two of them are Otome games. Japanese ladies still really love their PSP.