Dragon Quest spin-off outperforms Nioh in first week

New titles top the charts

The long-awaited Dark Souls-esque Nioh has arrived but its thunder has perhaps been stolen by Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional, which sold nearly 50,000 more copies than the newcomer. The Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off series is differentiated from the main series by its Pokémon-inspired monster catching and battling. The new Neptune game, Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune, rounds out the top three.

Maybe I am alone in being a little surprised by its success, but it is Dragon Quest after all; a series loved by the Japanese like Star Wars is in the west. On top of brand recognition and being a portable game, the cute family-friendly nature of the game is more attractive to the broader mainstream audience than a relatively more niche title featuring a mature rating,

Media Create Sales 2/06/17-2/12/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional – 122,051 (New)
  2. [PS4] Nioh – 75,477 (New)
  3. [PS4] Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptunia – 42,508 (New)
  4. [PS4] Resident Evil 7 – 22,338 (262,309)
  5. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 16,477 (3,148,928)
  6. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – 9,495 (79,976)
  7. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for 3DS – 9,367 (962,071)
  8. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 8,583 (662,339)
  9. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – 5,686 (271,628)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 4,578 (1,106,077)
  11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 4,362 (126,559)
  12. [PSV] Danganronpa V3 – 4,178 (112,653)
  13. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 – 3,953 (102,630)
  14. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 3,755 (936,304)
  15. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! – 3,732 (283,832)
  16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue – 3,166 (181,216)
  17. [3DS] Miitopia – 3,087 (168,166)
  18. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto – 2,841 (12,045)
  19. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition – 2,796 (288,878)
  20. [PS4] Battlefield 1 – 2,527 (261,179)

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

  1. PlayStation 4 – 22,282 (28,870)
  2. New 3DS XL – 19,126 (18,891)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 8,479 (9,626)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,693 (9,508)
  5. 2DS – 5,226 (5,593)
  6. New 3DS – 1,435 (1,617)
  7. Wii U – 543 (778)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 473 (548)
  9. Xbox One – 112 (111)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68