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Destiny PS4 Gets Near the Top but Super Smash Bros. Is King on Major Japanese Retailer’s Sales Chart

Like every week, the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya published its chart to give you a glimpse on what games achieved the best sales in Japan last week. This time around the chart is interesting as it sees the release of two massively anticipated games: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Destiny.

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Eonjay1068d ago

SSB beat Destiny on PS4 and PS3 and every other game on every other system.

Japan has never been that big on FPS games (especially in the Western vein) so I am actually surprised Destiny did so well. Winning 2nd and 3rd place. SSB was always expected to be number one when it released in Japan no matter what the competition was except for maybe Monster Hunter which was the only game to have more preorders according to COMG rankings.

Also surprising is that Destiny on PS4 outsold the PS3 version as the preorder charts had predicted that the PS3 would win.

Abriael1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

I'm not excessively surprised. Bungie's name carries some weight in Japan, and Destiny is heavily influenced by Anime (like most of Bungie's games), so it had the potential to click with the Japanese audience.

I honestly would feel zero surprise if Destiny got its own Anime series in the future.

Eonjay1068d ago

I would actually like to see that. A decent anime series would help flesh out the story.

Baka-akaB1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

It's say it's actually a big big surprise . While known , those big western FPS or TPS games usually get just a nod and fleeting presence in the top .

Not at all 2nd and 3rd spot , and not at all outselling even an exhausted and overmilked naruto game franchise .

sinncross1068d ago

pre-order charts for a small retailer in one area of Japan has PS3 version outpacing PS4.

The situation looks to be entirely different at Tsutaya (in the article), which is a completely different retailer to the pre-order numbers we can get from Japan.

Magicite1068d ago

if not for Japan, Nintendo would be on its way to become bankrupt..

thehobbyist1068d ago

Keep telling yourself that.

Gamer19821068d ago

One WiiU game and not a single Xbox game.. MS cant get that creak over there and Nintendo having mega success only with the 3DS

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wonderfulmonkeyman1068d ago

I'm glad to hear both games are doing well in Japan, but I'm really getting tired of all these console-war-inspired gloating articles...

MasterCornholio1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

I always enjoy it when a western game does well in Japan.

:)

Its a great feeling to see Japanese people enjoy the same games that I do.

P.S I love Japanese games FYI.

P.S.S I dont mean this in a racist way either. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Japanese. So much that I buy Japanese products like Sake which I love.

truechainz1068d ago

I second that Sake motion. Love it!

jcnba281068d ago

Not surprised, Smash Bros is huge.

Sheed1068d ago (Edited 1068d ago )

idk man, smash bros 3ds vs Destiny would be a very close call in the west.
Smash bros is a behemoth

thepatientgamer1068d ago

Just waiting for the NA launch already.

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