Best-Selling PS4 Games in Japan Since Launch Revealed, Metal Gear Solid V & Knack Are at the Top

February 17, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Celebrating the PlayStation 4’s birthday in Japan a little early (it isn’t until February 22), Famitsu listed the top 20 best-selling games in the system’s first two years, revealing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Knack as the top two titles.

With Famitsu counting sales as of February 7, here’s the top 20 best-selling PS4 games in Japan at retail since launch in February 2014:

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 425,971
  2. Knack – 400,888
  3. Dragon Quest Heroes – 327,019
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – 310,238
  5. Bloodborne – 209,985
  6. Fallout 4 – 206,712
  7. Grand Theft Auto V – 196,795
  8. Star Wars Battlefront – 187,434
  9. Dragon Quest Builders – 170,168
  10. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 155,598
  11. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 149,337
  12. Yakuza 0 – 146,510
  13. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – 140,048
  14. Yakuza Ishin! – 134,010
  15. Yakuza Kiwami – 131,205
  16. Destiny – 125,900
  17. Battlefield 4 – 113,928
  18. Battlefield Hardline – 113,061
  19. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 102,716
  20. Watch Dogs – 99,323

If you count the latest sales figures from this past week, Dragon Quest Builders would be virtually tied with Star Wars Battlefront, and Yakuza Kiwami would be ahead of Yakuza Ishin!.

It’s worth noting that Knack was included with PS4 bundles at launch in February 2014, and 310,000 copies were sold in its first week. By July 2014, Knack was at 399,000. If a recent leak is to be believed, Knack 2 is currently in development.

Famitsu also revealed that PS4 sales in Japan are sitting at 2.356 million as of February 7. Adding in last week, the PS4 is around 2.383 million in Japan.

[Source: Famitsu via DualShockers]