Xenoblade X Misses Top Spot on Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Chart, but Nintendo Platforms Dominate
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:
- Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 3DS
- Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii U
- Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii
- Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U
- Bravely Second: End Layer – 3DS
- Style Savvy 3 -3DS
- Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
- Dying Light – PS4
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS3
- Tokyo Shin Yoroku: Operation Babel – PS Vita
- Sword Art Online: Lost Song – PS Vita
- Yakuza Zero – PS3
- To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers – PS Vita
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – PS3
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS Vita
- Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Korosensei – 3DS
- Tropico 5 – PS4
- Toukiden: Kiwami – PS4
- Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – PS3
- 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.