Japanese Sales Chart: Dragon Quest XI Continues to Dominate, PS4 Squeaks by Switch

August 23, 2017 Written by Tyler Treese

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The Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age finished at #1 last week in Japan, moving another 67,000 copies and bringing its lifetime total to 1.64 million. The PS4 version managed to secure second place, and still managed to sell nearly 50,000 copies copies.

Looking at new releases, Dragon Quest X: All in One Package opened in fifth with 14,000 copies sold. Further down the chart, Dragon’s Dogma Online Season 3 Limited Edition debuted in 18th with 4,590 copies sold.

Rounding out the top five were two Nintendo exclusives. Nintendo’s own Splatoon 2 managed to sell over 34,000 additional copies, and is nearing the million sold mark. Meanwhile, The Snack World: Trejarers did well in its second week, and took fourth place by selling slightly over 25,000 copies.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from August 14 to 20, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS) – 67,705 (1,640,920)
  2. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4) – 49,543 (1,291,802)
  3. Splatoon 2 (Switch) – 34,108 (949,737)
  4. The Snack World: Trejarers (3DS) – 25,674 (123,208)
  5. Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (PS4) – 14,052
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 13,589 (646,483)
  7. Arms (Switch) – 6,439 (203,722)
  8. Hey! Pikmin (3DS) – 5,960 (120,710)
  9. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (3DS) – 5,789 (224,166)
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – 5,268 (566,032)
  11. Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4) – 5,214 (22,466)
  12. Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 5,048 (3,314,619)
  13. Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? (3DS) – 4,934 (45,288)
  14. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4) – 4,929 (42,476)
  15. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy (3DS) – 4,848 (120,036)
  16. The Great Ace Attorney 2 (3DS) – 4,829 (85,447)
  17. Gundam Versus (PS4) – 4,754 (162,712)
  18. Dragon’s Dogma Online Season 3 Limited Edition (PS4) – 4,590
  19. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Vita) – 3,942 (1,195,570)
  20. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 3,535 (2,806,124)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 28,779 (34,691)
  2. Switch – 22,277 (87,798)
  3. New 3DS LL – 16,083 (17,276)
  4. New 2DS LL – 14,939 (24,187)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,909 (7,771)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 5,177 (4,651)
  7. 2DS – 2,999 (3,527)
  8. New 3DS – 575 (740)
  9. Wii U – 151 (132)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 110 (95)
  11. Xbox One – 100 (75)

Let us know in the comments below if you believe if any game will be able to top Dragon Quest XI’s sales in Japan?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]