Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya was the first to release sales charts for the local market, and this time around they’re quite interesting, as they give the first glimpse on the debut performance of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Tsutaya’s charts are usually considered an interesting look on the Japanese market three days before the release of the more detailed Media Create charts since the retailer has a very large number of stores scattered across the whole country.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PS4
- Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 3DS
- Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
- Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster – PS4
- Style Savvy 3 – 3DS
- Bravely Second: End Layer – 3DS
- Dying Light – PS4
- Sword Art Online: Lost Song – PS Vita
- Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS Vita
- God Eater 2: Rage Burst – PS Vita
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS3
- Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U
- Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS – 3DS
- Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – PS Vita
- Youkai Watch 2: Headliner – 3DS
- LOVELY × CATION 1 & 2 – PS Vita
- Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – PS3
- Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – PS Vita
- Abunai Koi no Sosa-shitsu: Eternal Happiness – PS Vita
As we can see from the chart, The Witcher 3 is at the top with its PS4 version, pushing . Tis is probably in part due to the strong marketing campaign enacted by the local publisher Spike Chunsoft, and in part due to the fact that Japanese gamers are embracing western games more and more with this generation.
The Xbox One version of the game did not make the top 20 (not very surprisingly, considering that there are just above 50,000 Xbox One consoles out in the wild in Japan), but it did top the dedicated Xbox One chart.