Destiny 2 debuts atop Japan charts despite modest numbers

Maybe they didn’t like the cringe-inducing Cayde-6

It’s always interesting to see how western shooters fare in Japan. Destiny 2 tops the charts in it’s opening week, but it does so with just 50,263 sales. That’s only about 5,000 more than second-place Splatoon 2, which is nearly two months old now.

Also new are the Switch port of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and that KonoSuba game whose full title with threaten the character limit of this form. I was happy to see 2016’s best game, Hitman: The Complete First Season, crack the top 20.

Media Create Sales 9/04/17-9/10/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [PS4] Destiny 2 – 50,263 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 44,981 (1,101,481)
  3. [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – 24,045 (New)
  4. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf – 22,488 (123,207)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 15,993 (1,709,906)
  6. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX – 12,811 (124,207)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 10,526 (683,214)
  8. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 9,147 (1,337,602)
  9. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers – 7,079 (155,149)
  10. [PS4] KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Judgment on this Greedy Game! – 7,044 (New)
  11. [PSV] KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Judgment on this Greedy Game! – 7,000 (New)
  12. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2  – 5,709 (35,596)
  13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4,485 (580,552)
  14. [PS4] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon – 4,155 (22,362)
  15. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations – 3,837 (13,097)
  16. [NSW] Arms – 3,711 (218,111)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ – 3,704 (236,114)
  18. [PS4] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows – 3,003 (16,011)
  19. [PSV] Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – 2,938 (1,204,956)
  20. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season – 2,900 (32,702)

Top console sales. Prior week’s sales in parentheses.

  1. Switch – 45,439 (50,074)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,483 (21,419)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 10,999 (4,965)
  4. New 3DS LL – 9,628 (12,332)
  5. New 2DS LL – 9,403 (11,515)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,913 (3,975)
  7. 2DS – 1,772 (1,935)
  8. New 3DS – 331 (486)
  9. PlayStation 3 – 115 (85)
  10. Wii U – 90 (116)
  11. Xbox One – 63 (78)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68