Fighting game rereleases top the charts in Japan

Ys on top

As we limp into summer, a couple of fighting game updates released with relative success in Japan last week. Although sales across the board are lower at this time of year, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 were top five sellers with over 10,000 copies sold in the first week. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana raked in 27,000 at number one. Previous Ys games debuted with over 40,000 in their first weeks, but released later in the year.

NieR: Automata keep chugging along, and for whatever sad reason people are still purchasing 1-2-Switch.

Media Create Sales 5/22/17-5/28/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – 27,741 (New)
  2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 26,993 (467,689)
  3. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – 16,404 (New)
  4. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX  – 11,155 (1,490,343)
  5. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 – 10,609 (New)
  6. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 10,390 (476,021)
  7. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 6,515 (152,923)
  8. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 4,260 (334,553)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Sun & Moon – 3,317 (3,266,197)
  10. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – 3,103 (182,371)
  11. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax – 3,033 (79,469)
  12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ – 2,991 (181,843)
  13. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars – 2,909 (97,738)
  14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 2,868 (1,044,105)
  15. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII with Power-Up Kit – 2,831 (New)
  16. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 2,825 (214,618)
  17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4990 yen Version) – 2,785 (339,729)
  18. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2,776 (125,769)
  19. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 2,515 (2,776,275)
  20. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege – 2,485 (196,956)

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

  1. Switch – 27,146 (26,114)
  2. New 3DS XL – 14,610 (13,922)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,972 (12,235)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,030 (4,989)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 4,092 (4,088)
  6. 2DS – 2,667 (2,732)
  7. New 3DS – 1,018 (1,406)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 258 (327)
  9. Wii U – 177 (184)
  10. Xbox One – 121 (103)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68