Japanese Sales Chart: Until Dawn Debuts in 6th, Dragon Quest VIII Tops the Chart

September 2, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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It was another big week for the 3DS, with Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King capturing first place and selling more than 580,000 copies in its first week. Right below it, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Yo-kai Watch Busters both sold 48,000 each, finishing in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

As for new PlayStation games, Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition debuted in 4th on PlayStation 4 with 29,000, while Until Dawn moved 17,000 copies in its first week, landing in 6th. Further down the chart, Dragon Dogma Online for PS3 sold 8,000 and Dishonored Definitive Edition for PS4 sold 2,800.

Here’s how each system sold, along with the top 20 selling retail games in Japan from August 24 – 30, 2015, according to Media Create:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – 584,716
  2. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) – 48,978 (959,049)
  3. Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team/White Dog Squad (3DS) – 48,868 (1,400,802)
  4. Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition (PS4) – 29,316
  5. Splatoon (Wii U) – 23,403 (607,670)
  6. Until Dawn (PS4) – 17,472
  7. TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 4 (PS3) – 15,496
  8. Famicom Remix: Best Choice (3DS) – 14,079
  9. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (3DS) – 13,716 (445,991)
  10. Super Robot Wars BX (3DS) – 13,423 (111,789)
  11. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita) – 8,685 (308,686)
  12. Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition (PS3) – 8,202
  13. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 6,849 (1,111,459)
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 4,176 (4,035,029)
  15. Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sangokuden 1&2 (PS Vita) – 3,582
  16. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 3,582 (2,690,106)
  17. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest (3DS) – 3,399 (412,588)
  18. Dishonored: Definitive Edition (PS4) – 2,857
  19. Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U) – 2,812 (66,741)
  20. Taiko Drum Master: V Version (PS Vita) – 2,634 (90,547)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. New 3DS LL – 38,498 (19,960)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,539 (14,495)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,125 (11,605)
  4. Wii U – 11,781 (11,302)
  5. New 3DS – 7,089 (5,967)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,571 (2,549)
  7. 3DS – 2,216 (1,557)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,116 (795)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 567 (554)
  10. Xbox One – 168 (160)

Are you surprised that Dragon’s Dogma Online outsold Until Dawn?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]