United Kingdom (Week 37)
After years of wait, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past finally came out last week in the United Kingdom (the wait was even longer if you’re talking about Dragon Quest VII in general, since the PlayStation 1 was never released in Europe at all!).
This Nintendo 3DS remake is off to a decent start: it landed at #11 of the All-Format chart (and #1 of the Nintendo 3DS-only chart). It would definitely have ranked higher if not for the popular new releases that took the top spots for themselves, but Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past did sell worse than some already-released titles…
Week 37’s new releases didn’t have too big of an impact on the other Nintendo 3DS titles in the Top 40:
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 is now #23, after losing 3 places
- Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire is now #24 and #33 respectively, after losing 1 place
- Tomodachi Life was impacted more than the other titles: it lost 9 places at once, and is now ranked #36
- Pokémon X is now #38, after losing 4 places
- Mario Kart 7 actually makes its comeback in the Top 40, at #40
On Wii U, Minecraft: Wii U Edition is the best-seller, but it didn’t sell enough units to chart.
Source: GFK Chart-track
France (Week 36)
In France, the Summer holidays ended a couple of weeks ago, but it doesn’t look like this has had any negative impact on Yo-kai Watch… quite the opposite! It looks like the anime series, now airing on a popular (and free!) TV channels for kids is really helping sales (which were already strong to begin with).
Naturally, Yo-kai Watch is still the best-seller on Nintendo 3DS, while on Wii U, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics relentlessly dominates sales.
Switzerland (Week 36)
In Switzerland, Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire is back in the Top 10, and at #4 to boot (its absence last week was most likely due to shortages).