Like every Monday major Japanese retailer Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are considered a good indicator of the performance of games in the archipelago of the rising sun, given that Tsutaya has a very large number of shops spread across the country.
I bet you’ll never guess what game was on top last week…or maybe you will. Check out the chart just below.
Monster Hunter 4 – 3Ds
Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate – PS3
Armored Core: Verdict Day – PS3
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki – PS3
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki – PS Vita
Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate – PS Vita
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – PS3
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Wii U
Youkai Watch – 3DS
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS
Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 3DS
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 3DS
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – 3DS
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – PS3
Sangokushi 12 With Power-up Kit – PS3
SPEC:Hi - 3DS
Battle Princess of Arcadias – PS3
Gods Eater Burst – PSP
Mario Kart 7 – 3DS
With almost no new releases, Monster Hunter 4 holds its place at the top of the charts with no sweat, while the rest of the top six sees almost no variation besides the PS3 and PS Vita versions of The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki trading places. Falcom’s new JRPG is holding strong near the top, which is a testament to the popularity of the Legend of Heroes franchise in Japan.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD also shows some staying power, but it’s pushed down one place by Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, that continues to gain users due to positive word of mouth and reviews.
In the middle of the charts we find the usual bunch of 3DS regulars that nothing seems to sink off the top twenty, while at the bottom a stray Gods Eater Burst makes its appearance, probably due to the fact that many Japanese gamers are scrambling to play it before the release of God Eater 2 this November. Wise choice there…
It’ll be interesting to see just how much Namco Bandai’s gauntlet of challenge to Monster Hunter will sell in little more than a month.