Final Fantasy IX has done well for itself as a PS4 re-release, especially among fans in both Japan and in the west, and has topped the charts for Japan's PS4 downloads last week.
Sony Interactive Entertainment released its download chart for the week between September 17th and September 23rd, and you can check it out below:
- Final Fantasy IX
- Star Wars Battlefront – Ultimate Edition
- Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry
- Destiny 2
- Titanfall 2
- Dragon Quest III
- NieR: Automata
- PES 2018 Barcelona Edition
- Need for Speed
- Battlefield 4 Premium Edition
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate
- Dragon Quest II
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
- Samurai Shodown V Special
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Earth Defense Force 4.1: Shadow of New Despair
- Everybody's Golf
- Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
The game, backed by both hype and nostalgia among Japanese gamers, resisted the push of several sales that put quite a few older games back on the chart.
Meanwhile, Dragon Quest XI seems to have finally ran out of steam, and dropped completely off the top-20.
And to the surprise of none, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite debuted dead last in the download chart, doing even worse than the already disappointing 8th place reported by Media Create for the retail market. A fact which comes as no surprise to anyone who actually forced themselves to watch even a single trailer for the game. And the finished product certainly did not do any better than expected.
It'll certainly be interesting to hear Capcom's considerations on the title in their quarterly financial statements that will be released in November. Because there is no way Infinite isn't a flop. However, much of the game felt like it was abandoned halfway theough development, so it is possible the company will simply gloss over its disappointing sales figures.