Japanese Sales Chart: Dark Souls 3 Helps Dethrone Monster Hunter XX

April 26, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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Thanks to the launches of four new titles, Monster Hunter XX was finally dethroned in Japan last week, with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for 3DS taking 1st place after selling 132,000 copies.

Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition for PlayStation 4 opened in 3rd with 33,100 copies sold, while Dungeon Travelers 2-2 for PlayStation Vita debuted in 4th. Further down the chart, PaRappa the Rapper Remastered finished in 8th with 7,700 copies sold.

Looking at hardware, every system except for the Nintendo Switch saw week-on-week sales drop.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling games at retail plus how each system sold in Japan from April 17 to 23, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Limited Edition Included) (3DS) – 131,668
  2. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (3DS) – 48,142
  3. Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition (PS4) – 33,088
  4. Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (PSV) – 27,381
  5. Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 27,283 (1,393,376)
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (LE Included) (Switch) – 20,364 (395,655)
  7. 1-2-Switch (Switch) – 9,790 (186,158)
  8. PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4) – 7,649
  9. Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker (Switch) – 7,447
  10. Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) – 7,007 (68,886)
  11. NieR: Automata (PS4) – 6,125 (307,084)
  12. Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4) – 5,281 (164,711)
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – 4,143 (104,689)
  14. Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 4,012 (3,245,611)
  15. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 3,809 (1,023,243)
  16. Super Bomberman R (Switch) – 3,552 (73,677)
  17. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) – 3,163 (707,846)
  18. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – 2,874 (204,517)
  19. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4) – 2,851 (105,132)
  20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (3DS) – 2,830 (165,015)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Nintendo Switch – 48,694 (45,673)
  2. New 3DS LL – 17,570 (18,115)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 15,222 (17,067)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 5,164 (5,592)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,112 (4,855)
  6. 2DS – 3,945 (4,475)
  7. New 3DS – 1,114 (1,234)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 367 (432)
  9. Wii U – 262 (271)
  10. Xbox One – 68 (142)

Were you expecting The Fire Fades Edition to sell over 33,000 copies?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]