PS4: The First Sales Data from Japan Is in from Major Retailer: PS4 Games do Well, but PS3 is on Top

on February 23, 2014 8:32 PM

Like every Monday the major Japanese retail and rental chain Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are usually considered an interesting glimpse on what the Media Create charts will look like on Wednesday, since Tsutaya has a very large number of stores scattered across the whole country. This week, of course, is a quite special one, as it shows how the very first PS4 games did in the archipelago of the rising sun.

Here’s the full chart for the week between February the 17th and January the 23rd. New Releases are Bolded:

  1. Yakuza Ishin – PS3
  2. Yakuza Ishin – PS4
  3. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 – 3DS
  4. Miracles to Victory – Kuroko no Basketball – 3DS
  5. Killzone: Shadow Fall – PS4
  6. Yokai Watch – 3DS
  7. Battlefield 4 – PS4
  8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Wii U
  9. Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends – PS4
  10. Kirby Triple Deluxe – 3DS
  11. Pazudora Z – 3DS
  12. Puyo Pyuo Tetris – 3DS
  13. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – PS4
  14. Call of Duty: Ghosts – PS4
  15. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – PS4
  16. FIFA 14 – PS4
  17. A Train 3D – 3DS
  18. Sengoku Basara 4 – PS3
  19. Grand Theft Auto V – PS3
  20. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Full Boost – PS3

PS4 games did quite well, especially the predictable Yakuza Ishin, considering how popular the franchise is in Japan. Yet, just as predictably, the much bigger installed base of the PS3 pushed the old generation version of the game to the top of the charts.

For more precise data we’ll have to wait for Wednesday, when  the Media Create weekly charts will be released, and we’ll also know how much how much the PS4 sold in its first two days on the shelves.

 /  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.