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Dragon Quest XI's gargantuan launch also makes console sales soar in Japan

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Last week it was Splatoon 2, this week it's Dragon Quest XI (and still Splatoon 2) pushing console sales. If you weren't aware, Dragon Quest is the game series in Japan, so much so that each new entry only releases on Saturday to avoid kids and adults calling in sick to school and work.

In just two days Dragon Quest XI eclipsed two million sales on 3DS and PlayStation 4 combined in Japan alone, while the Switch version is still to come. The release rocketed the New 2DS XL (LL in Japan) sales to over 100,000 for the week. Likewise, PS4 sales nearly quadrupled and New 3DS XL figures doubled from the previous week. The Nintendo Switch stayed at around 90,000 from last week likely due to the continued popularity of Splatoon 2.

Media Create Sales 7/24/17-7/30/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 1,148,888 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 950,315 (New)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 105,326 (753,411)
  4. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy – 24,491 (95,358)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,841 (601,869)
  6. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin – 11,900 (99,394)
  7. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 8,158 (127,971)
  8. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? – 8,027 (28,910)
  9. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: My Honey of Absolute Perfection – 6,931 (New)
  10. [NSW] Arms – 5,959 (183,945)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 5,803 (548,819)
  12. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy – 5,626 (New)
  13. [PS4] Gundam Versus – 5,294 (149,137)
  14. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 5,283 (3,300,384)
  15. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – 4,879 (New)
  16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 3,867 (1,184,150)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ – 3,607 (208,705)
  18. [PSV] Wagamama High Spec – 3,062 (New)
  19. [PSV] The Fruit of Grisaia: Side Episode – 3,052 (New)
  20. [PSV] Hiiro no Kakera: Omoi Iro no Kioku – 2,914 (New)

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

  1. New 2DS XL – 110,963 (17,717)
  2. Switch – 89,314 (98,999)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 82,368 (23,841)
  4. New 3DS XL – 26,587 (13,108)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 10,988 (7,037)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,967 (4,545)
  7. 2DS – 3,680 (2,300)
  8. New 3DS – 1,370 (1,020)
  9. Wii U – 142 (176)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 121 (142)
  11. Xbox One – 94 (77)


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