Xenoblade X Misses Top Spot on Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Chart, but Nintendo Platforms Dominate

on May 3, 2015 10:05 PM

Many expected Xenoblade Chronicles X to top sales in Japan last week, but at least according to Tsutaya’s charts, that have been just released, Monolith Software’s new JRPG had strong competitors that pushed it down to 4th place.

Here’s the full chart from April 27th to May 3rd:

  1. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 3DS
  2. Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii U
  3. Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U
  5. Bravely Second: End Layer – 3DS
  6. Style Savvy 3 -3DS
  7. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
  8. Dying Light – PS4
  9. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS3
  10. Tokyo Shin Yoroku: Operation Babel – PS Vita
  11. Sword Art Online: Lost Song – PS Vita
  12. Yakuza Zero – PS3
  13. To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers  – PS Vita
  14. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – PS3
  15. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS Vita
  16. Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Korosensei – 3DS
  17. Tropico 5 – PS4
  18. Toukiden: Kiwami – PS4
  19. Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – PS3
  20. Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS – 3DS

It’s not excessively surprising to see Xenoblade Chronicles X only in 4th place. Japanese gamers absolutely adore Puzzle & Dragons, and the Mario tie-in must have pumped up sales even higher.

Dragon Quest X‘s new expansion managed to grab second and third place with its two platforms (besides PC, which is not counted in any Japanese sales chart). Considering that Square Enix’s MMORPG is definitely popular among Japanese games, it isn’t too shocking tho see it beat Xenoblade.

That doesn’t mean that Monolith’s JRPG sold badly, but to be sure on its performance, we’ll have to wait for Media Create’s charts on Wednesday. One thing is pretty much for sure: the Wii U must have gotten a nice bump after an extended slump that lasted since January.

 /  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.