Japan Sales Charts: Dragon's Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin Can't Beat Princess Peach

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Japan Sales Dragon's Dogma 2 Rise of the RoninImage: Push Square

Three relatively big games all released on the same day last week: Dragon's Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin, and Princess Peach: Showtime!. But as we all know, Japan absolutely adores its Nintendo Switch exclusives — and so perhaps it's no huge surprise to see the latter title top the latest charts.

To be fair, there wasn't a big gap between the three games. Dragon's Dogma 2 came in second at 69,000 sales — roughly 10,000 behind Peach — and Rise of the Ronin managed third with 65,000 sales. Given how close together the numbers are, there's maybe an argument to be made that they cannibalised one another.

In any case, these are merely decent figures. As always, it's important to note that these charts only count physical sales — but no one would blame you for thinking heavily marketed releases like Dragon's Dogma 2 and Rise of the Ronin should be doing a bit better for themselves.

Elsewhere, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth remains in the top ten, but with sales still slipping — it sold just 7,100 units last week — it's only a matter of time until it's gone. Unicorn Overlord couldn't maintain its position, either.

Software Sales

  1. [NSW] Princess Peach: Showtime! (Nintendo, 03/22/24) – 77,562 (New)
  2. [PS5] Dragon’s Dogma II (Capcom, 03/22/24) – 68,592 (New)
  3. [PS5] Rise of the Ronin (SIE, 03/22/24) – 64,646 (New)
  4. [NSW] Dragon Quest X Online: The Door to the Future and the Sleeping Girl (Square Enix, 03/21/24) – 17,919 (New)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,276 (5,758,176)
  6. [NSW] Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo, 10/20/23) – 8,118 (1,795,584)
  7. [PS4] Dragon Quest X Online: The Door to the Future and the Sleeping Girl (Square Enix, 03/21/24) – 7,333 (New)
  8. [PS5] Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Square Enix, 02/29/24) – 7,121 (305,756)
  9. [NSW] Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 02/16/24) – 6,987 (131,428)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,563 (3,476,939)

Hardware Sales

  1. Switch OLED Model – 46,851 (6,915,823)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 24,183 (4,694,730)
  3. Switch Lite – 7,826 (5,785,403)
  4. Switch – 6,151 (19,749,638)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,605 (743,987)
  6. Xbox Series X – 958 (261,736)
  7. Xbox Series S – 402 (306,008)
  8. PlayStation 4 – 250 (7,924,660)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 9 (1,192,900)

[source famitsu.com, via gematsu.com]

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