Japanese Sales Chart: Monster Hunter XX Kicks Dragon Quest XI Out of 1st Place

August 30, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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Ending Dragon Quest XI’s reign at the top of the chart was Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch, which sold more than 84,000 copies in its launch week. Likely because the Switch console was back in stock, Splatoon 2 sales were up by 20,000 week-on-week to over 54,000, helping it reach 2nd on the chart.

Also thanks to that stock refresh, Switch sales were up by 47,000, easily putting it back in 1st place after a PlayStation 4 victory in the previous week.

Looking at PlayStation games on the software chart, Dragon Quest XI was the best with 22,600 sold. Right behind it was Megadimension Neptunia VIIR for PS4, with Yomawari: Midnight Shadows for PS4 and PS Vita a little further down the chart.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from August 21 to 27, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Switch) – 84,277
  2. Splatoon 2 (Switch) – 54,443 (1,004,180)
  3. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS) – 30,146 (1,671,067)
  4. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4) – 22,600 (1,314,402)
  5. Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (PS4) – 15,775
  6. The Snack World: Trejarers (3DS) – 14,764 (137,972)
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 13,731 (660,214)
  8. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (PSV) – 8,255
  9. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (PS4) – 8,066
  10. Arms (Switch) – 5,495 (209,217)
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (LE Included) (Switch) – 5,131 (571,163)
  12. One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition (Switch) – 4,652
  13. Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (PS4) – 4,303 (18,356)
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (3DS) – 4,235 (228,402)
  15. Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4) – 4,034 (26,499)
  16. The Great Ace Attorney 2 (LE Included) (3DS) – 3,984 (89,431)
  17. The Lost Child (PSV) – 3,658
  18. The Lost Child (PS4) – 3,441
  19. Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 3,233 (3,317,852)
  20. Hey! Pikmin (3DS) – 3,226 (123,937)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Nintendo Switch – 69,654 (22,277)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,433 (28,779)
  3. New 3DS LL – 11,470 (16,083)
  4. New 2DS LL – 11,173 (14,939)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,225 (5,909)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,080 (5,177)
  7. 2DS – 2,137 (2,999)
  8. New 3DS – 430 (575)
  9. Wii U – 117 (151)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 83 (110)
  11. Xbox One – 63 (100)

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows comes West on October 24 in North America and October 27 in Europe.

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]