Submitted by Abriael 697d ago | news

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Beats Zelda to the Top of Major Japanese Retailer’s Weekly Charts

Like every Monday the major Japanese retail and rental chain Tsutaya released its weekly sales charts, that are usually considered an interesting 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. (3DS, Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster: Collector’s Edition, PS Vita, PS3, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Wii U)

mii-gamer  +   697d ago
Surprised ALBW debut at no.2 considering that Zelda isn't that popular in Japan. Final fantasy at no. 1 is expected.
Concertoine  +   697d ago
you know i was going to hop on vgchartz and prove japan was into zelda, but you're totally right. they sell pretty meh there. was it like metroid where the original was released on the famicom disc thing and thus didnt sell?
also props to FFX on vita making top 5. and also SM3DW for still keeping up in the top 10 a whole month later
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HelpfulGamer  +   696d ago
Greatness Arrived on PS3!
mii-gamer  +   696d ago
The funny thing is that I got so many dislikes for being honest. Only on N4G :P
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   697d ago
here we go again with dualshockers attempt to downplay Nintendo games sales.

They did the same with SM3DW and it stayed in Top 10 for weeks while Lightning Returns drop out quick.

But FFX is my third favorite FF after VIII and IV.
Just above IX and VI.

I be getting it for my Vita. I already have Zelda though.
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majiebeast  +   697d ago
Theyellowflash30  +   697d ago
Dualshockers is a bit inconsistent in there Tsutaya chart reports. They only report it when there is a Sony game ranking above a Nintendo game. Otherwise they just ignore them.
RPG_Lover  +   697d ago
Actually its just this one writer.......the rest of dualshockers are decent people.
Hicken  +   697d ago
"Waahhh! Dualshockers is hating on my beloved Nintendo!"

You guys seriously have the nerve to complain about other fanboys with the way you're always playing the victim? It's as if you don't seek out positive Nintendo news and just ignore the negatives, yourselves.
Theyellowflash30  +   697d ago
Hicken, who said that?

I said they are inconsistent. We all know the Tsutaya charts are not the be all end all.

- Its not every store in Japan
- Doesn't count digital
- The Media Create and Famitsu ranks are almost always different.

However, as a journalist, if you report the charts one week, you need to report them all weeks. Not just when there is a Sony game ranking higher than the Nintendo game.
Inception  +   697d ago

"Dualshockers is a bit inconsistent in there Tsutaya chart reports. They only report it when there is a Sony game ranking above a Nintendo game."

I'm not defending dualshockers, but i think you need to fix your post there. Here, i posted some tsutaya charts / news reported from dualshockers, complete with their original title:

- Almost Complete Nintendomination Appears in Major Japanese Retailer’s Weekly Sales Charts

- Pokémon and Grand Theft Auto V Still Dominate Japan on Major Retailer’s Weekly Sales Charts

- Tsutaya’s Yearly Charts Show Triumph of Monster Hunter and 3DS, PS3 Follows, No Wii U Games in Sight

- Pikmin 3 is Helping the Wii U According to Major Japanese Retailer

Seriously, i don't know why you and your nintendo friends got oversensitive about some chartz. It's like...you treated it as the end of the world if nintendo games doesn't made to the top ten of tsutaya chartz.
miyamoto  +   697d ago
It's not even a PlayStation vs Nintendo sales thing.

It's the Japanese gamers' way of teaching ScrewEnix a lesson they will never forget to not sell their souls to the devil and screw the once prestigious franchise forever.

The Japanese know better that Squaresoft is at their very best when they made FF X. They are just reminiscing the glory days of JRPGs that is why this remake is so well received.
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stuna1  +   697d ago
Or could it actually be that Zelda's ship has sailed? Istead of some conspiracy theory. Sure Zelda's a well known franchise, but people act like this game has to sell blockbuster numbers every time one is released! Which is warped thinking to begin with. haven't people heard of franchise fatigue before!? It happens to the best of them, and there is always something out there that can potentially take the focus away from certain games, if that wasn't the case why would certain titles hold off release when other big titles release? Simple to avoid watering down their sales.
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Loadedklip  +   697d ago
LOL ... worst post ever.
stuna1  +   697d ago
Why because you don't agree? doesn't mean I'm wrong, but to blind fanboys who believe Nintendo is just infailable of course I'm wrong.
Concertoine  +   697d ago
The thing is its still second on the sales charts, when you're competing with final fantasy in japan you're not going anywhere soon. Also, after verifying on vgchartz, zelda has never been that big in japan.
It's like when people say "oh cod is dying" when ghosts failed to beat the black ops 2's sales records after like 4 straight years of beating their own record sales. That's still one of the best selling games this year.
no point in minimizing success because it didn't beat final fantasy (according to tetsuya)
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Ol_G  +   697d ago
The site is called dualshockers what did you expect
Blastoise  +   697d ago
This Final Fantasy remaster is gonna do well

Number 3 on the USA pre-orders list, beating Lightning Returns, Titanfall ect. According to VGchartz at least.


Weird how the Vita version sold less, I'll be getting the Vita version myself
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STK026  +   697d ago
There are less Vitas than PS3s sold, by a very large margin.

I'll be getting it on Vita myself, but it isn't very surprising to see the PS3 edition selling more.
NatureOfLogic  +   697d ago
Well deserved. This is my favorite FF game. Hopefully Squareenix is paying attention.
RPG_Lover  +   697d ago
Zelda will still outsell it
josephayal  +   697d ago
Nintendo sales are scary low, Zelda should be number 1
RPG_Lover  +   697d ago
That is one retailer.

This report NEVER actually is reminecent of the actual rankings.

Zelda will easily be the top selling SKU
Neonridr  +   697d ago
the list didn't even say how many copies have been sold..
lilbroRx  +   697d ago
You do know that the Wii U and 3DS have the highest selling game machines in Japan for the last 3 weeks and that Nintendo consistently Occupies the top spots in game sales right?

Also the year to date sales of the Wii U in Japan exceed the sales in the same time frame for the PS3.

Also, Zelda was never a hugely popular title in Japan. Its popularity is predominantly only in Europe in America.
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kowan  +   697d ago
lol comparing a new game to an HD remaster of a game that was already released in Japan? FFx/x-2 HD will definitely be on the top on media create this week, there is no doubt about it but Zelda I think will stay longer in the charts but the combined sales of FFx/x-2 from the ps3 and Vita(including bundles) will still beat the lifetime sales of the new Zelda game.
Ol_G  +   697d ago
johny5  +   697d ago
Gee where's Final Fantasy 13?
Maybe now square will listen to there fans because if this doesn't send a message then I don't know what will...
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   697d ago
They already said it's gonna be the last one in the XIII series stop complaining.
you don't know that. no one knows for sure. they could announce at e3 2014 that Final Fantasy XV is taking longer than expected and wont be released until 2018-2019, but to tide us over Motomu Toriyama has been hard at work on the next 2 exciting chapters in the lighting saga. Final fantasy XIII-4, XIII-5

if square enix decides to pull some shit like that on the fans, it will have been 13years since Final Fantasy verses XIII/Final Fantasy XV was original announced. right now it's just been 7years!!! square enix in there infinite wisdom cancelled that game, and only resurrected it once there saw how pissed fans were. that's 7years of square enix mindlessly charging in the wrong direction.
i can't believe there down voting you, bunch of idiots who can't except the truth.
Inception  +   697d ago
Well good for SE. But i hope this doesn't made SE actualize FF X-3 >.<
Chrono  +   697d ago
Well of course. You thought Zelda will sell more than FF?
MoveTheGlow  +   697d ago

Wow, I know Japan often gets earlier releases due to localization, but are we really five Final Fantasies and a sequel behind? :P
GeckoPutt  +   696d ago
I'm trying to rack my brain and I can't think of the the five that you're referring to, only three and a sequel?

. Final Fantasy X HD
. Final Fantasy Type-0
. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
. Final Fantasy X-2 HD
MoveTheGlow  +   691d ago
The headline, man. I'm poking at the typo.
Geobros  +   697d ago
2nd rank for a Zelda is miracle in Japan, 1st rank for a Final Fantasy game is usual....
Setzer007  +   697d ago
paul-p1988  +   696d ago
Can't wait for mine to arrive, just gotta wait for yesasia to post it dammit!!
kx11  +   696d ago
nostalgia games fans bailed on Nintendo for FF10 ?!

interesting that japanese fans are bailing on Nintendo , not that the japanese market is the hottest these days

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