Super Mario Maker and Tokyo Xanadu Hold Fast in Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Chart

on October 19, 2015 2:45 PM

Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya was the first to release sales charts for the local market, giving a glimpse on the software situation in the archipelago of the rising sun.

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. 7th Dragon III code: VFD – 3DS
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS3
  3. Super Mario Maker – Wii U
  4. Tokyo Xanadu – PS Vita
  5. Splatoon – Wii U
  6. Super-Dimensional Tag Blanc + Neptunia VS Zombie Corps – PS Vita
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS4
  8. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS
  9. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad – 3DS
  10. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
  11. Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team – 3DS
  12. Dragon Quest VIII – 3DS
  13. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – PS4
  14. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4
  15. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS
  16. Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash – 3DS
  17. FIFA 16 – PS4
  18. Picross 3D 2 – 3DS
  19. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS3
  20. FIFA 16 – PS3

This week sees only two new releases, 7th Dragon III code: VFD and Super-Dimensional Tag Blanc + Neptunia VS Zombie Corps, debuting respectively in first and sixth position, but perhaps more relevant is the resilience in the charts of Super Mario Maker and Tokyo Xanadu.

Splatoon also got a solid boost this week, evidence that that train isn’t stopping any time soon.

Interestingly, while Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 remain solid close to the top of the chart, its rival FIFA 16 has collapsed to the bottom. Electronic Arts still has a long way to go to evict Konami’s football/soccer series from its home turf.

 /  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.