PS4 Version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Dominates Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Chart

on May 25, 2015 2:03 PM

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.

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PS4
  2. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 3DS
  3. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
  4. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster – PS4
  5. Style Savvy 3 – 3DS
  6. Bravely Second: End Layer – 3DS
  7. Dying Light – PS4
  8. Sword Art Online: Lost Song – PS Vita
  9. Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii
  10. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS Vita
  11. God Eater 2: Rage Burst – PS Vita
  12. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS3
  13. Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U
  14. Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS – 3DS
  15. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – PS Vita
  16. Youkai Watch 2: Headliner – 3DS
  17. LOVELY × CATION 1 & 2 – PS Vita
  18. Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – PS3
  19. Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – PS Vita
  20. 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.

 /  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.