Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Tops Japanese Sales Chart For Third Straight Week!

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Tops Japanese Sales Chart For Third Straight Week!

Today, Media Create, a Japanese company conducting analytics on aggregated data from the digital entertainment industry, released its weekly sales chart of the Japanese video game market.

For the week between August 7th and August 13th, it was once again Square Enix’s 3DS and PS4 game Dragon Quest XI at the zenith of the software chart, making it the third time for the eleventh main series entry in the iconic franchise.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age reigns atop the Japanese market!

Meanwhile 3DS game The Snack World made a strong debut, charting at No.2, right ahead of Dragon Quest XI’s PS4 version which came in at No.3 (the 3DS skew came in at No.1). Rounding out the top five is two Nintendo IP: Splatoon 2 at No.4 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No.5.

All of this week’s new additions to the Top 20 include: The Snack World at No.2, Hitman: The Complete First Season at No.6, and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 at No.8.

As for hardware, the Nintendo Switch has claimed the No.1 spot two weeks running after it was momentarily usurped by the 2DS and PS4/PS4 Pro, thanks to the launch of Dragon Quest XI.

Below, you can view the full software sales chart (important to note: Media Create counts only retail sales, meaning digital sales are not included):

  1. Dragon Quest XI – 3DS — 116,615 / 1,573,216
  2. The Snack World – 3DS — 97,534 / New
  3. Dragon Quest XI –  PS4 — 91,147 / 1,242,260
  4. Splatoon 2 – Switch — 87,983 / 915,628
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe –  Switch — 17,262 / 632,894
  6. Hitman: The Complete First Season — PS4 – 17,252 / New
  7. The Great Ace Attorney 2 – 3DS — 10,770 / 80,618
  8. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – PS4 — 8,537 / New
  9. ARMS – Switch — 7,866 / 197,284
  10. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – PS4 — 7,263 / 37,647
  11. Layton’s Mystery Journey – 3DS — 7,131 / 115,188
  12. Hey! Pikmin – 3DS — 6,863 / 114,750
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch — 6,642 / 560,764
  14. Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? – 3DS — 6,246 / 40,354
  15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 3DS — Welcome amiibo – 5,380 / 218,378
  16. Gundam Versus – PS4 — 4,873 / 157,958
  17. Pokémon Sun/Moon – 3DS — 4,865 / 3,309,571
  18. Minecraft — PS Vita — 4,181 / 1,191,628
  19. 1-2-Switch – Switch — 3,570 / 242,742
  20. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS — 3,354 / 2,802,588

 

Hardware Sales Chart:

For a bit of add-on news, the Nintendo Switch is a huge hit and people line up in Tokyo to obtain one! Not so much for the Xbox One.

  1. Nintendo Switch: 87,798
  2. PS4: 34,691
  3. New 2DS XL: 24,187
  4. New 3DS XL: 17,276
  5. PS4 Pro: 7,771
  6. PS Vita: 4,651
  7. 2DS: 3,527
  8. New 3DS: 740
  9. Wii U: 132
  10. PS3: 95
  11. Xbox One: 75

 

Interested in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age but are residing in the west? Fret not, for Square Enix has officially announced a western release!

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One comment on “Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Tops Japanese Sales Chart For Third Straight Week!”

  1. ckmishn says:

    With DQ8 on PS2 they launched in Japan without voice acting, then added voice acting to the US release. Hopefully, having released in Japan without voice acting they will, once again, add it for the US (and maybe even show the Japanese some love and let them download a Japanese vocal track, though obviously the lack of one isn’t bothering them).


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