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Submitted by Abriael 559d ago | news

Battlefield 4 Breaks Pokémon’s Domination in Japan According to Major Retailer’s Sales Charts

Like every Monday the major Japanese retail and rental chain Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are usually considered a nice glimpse on what the Media Create charts will look like on Wednesday, since Tsutaya has a very large number of stores scattered across the whole country.

And this time around, there's a surprise, with a western game breaking the Pokémon domination. (3DS, Battlefield 4, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii U)

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PraxxtorCruel  +   559d ago
Now that's surprising. I didn't realize Battlefield was THAT popular over there?
Abriael  +   559d ago
It's pretty popular, and even more so it's VERY strongly advertised.

In Japan there's a rule: advertise it enough (and well enough) and they'll come.
3-4-5  +   558d ago
They picked the fps that will cater to them more.

COD doesnt appeal them as a nexct gen title with its 6v6 compared to 64 players at once with larger maps, vehicles & Asians.

I know the asians in game are chinese but I would assume that could play a familiarity factor for some.
thehobbyist  +   558d ago
Japanese players prefer Battlefield of Call of Duty because it's more team oriented and group oriented efforts are a part of the modern Japanese lifestyle. If you don't believe just ask anyone living in Japan.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   559d ago
My GOD, IT'S THE END TIMES!!!!!!
lonz358  +   559d ago
Great game that need more sales, unlike Call of Duty. Can't wait to play mine Friday on the PS4.
Akuma2K  +   558d ago
Agreed....same here.
H4all  +   559d ago
that '' Akiba’s Trip 2 Vita/PS3 '' (ノ°ο°)ノ
would been nice if they localize it...
Inception  +   558d ago
From siliconera interview, they said they will think about it if there's huge audience / demand for it. So, it's time to spam PSblog, xseed, Aksyss, or NISA if we want this game in english :D
Misaka_x_Touma  +   558d ago
i wait til media create and see
Theyellowflash30  +   558d ago
Yeah, thats what dual shockers said about Power Pro baseball, and it turned out that Pokemon outsold it last week
LOL_WUT  +   558d ago
You guys seem upset over this either way I hope bf4 gets some good sales as Pokemon has been killing it! ;)
Theyellowflash30  +   558d ago
Please explain how I "seem upset"

I just said DualShockers said the same thing and it turned out to be false with a different game.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   558d ago
@LOL_WUT

so you rather take a sale list of games with no actual unit sold over one that have them. Yet alone this is from one major retailer.

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