Tactics Ogre: Reborn Surpasses God of War Ragnarok In Japan’s Weekly Sales

God of War Ragnarok has secured the third spot in a surprising turn of events.

Being based on the original Tactics Ogre (2010), Tactics Ogre: Reborn has been flat-out reborn as a challenging strategy RPG in 2022’s colors. The game is known for taking no prisoners with its in-depth gameplay mechanics while leaving aspiring players almost always on the edge of their seats.

Released a little over a week ago, it has proven to be quite popular in mainstream regions like Japan. As a stroke of success, the title’s physical sales have already ascended new horizons.

Japan’s weekly physical sales for the week ending November 13, 2022, are out, as revealed by Famitsu; they show desirable results for the promising RPG strategy experience. The game dominated the charts and, surprisingly, also overshadowed the well-established giants like God of War: Ragnarok in Japan.

Major Takeaway

  • Famitsu’s latest physical weekly sales for Japan were recently announced, showing some intriguing results.
  • Tactics Ogre: Reborn has surpassed the widely-successful release, God of War: Ragnarok, in physical sales and claimed the second spot. The first spot is owned by Splatoon 3, which continues to sell like hotcakes on sale.
  • The third spot is occupied by God of War: Ragnarok and is behind by about 6,000 units.
  • Sonic Frontiers also sold in great numbers, much better than some of the previous Sonic installments.

The Tactics Ogre: Reborn reportedly sold a total of 36,783 physical copies on the Nintendo Switch in Japan last week and gained the second spot in the charts. The number is about 6,000 units higher than God of War: Ragnarok for the PlayStation 5, which rolled out 29,377 units respectively and stands in third place. 

The numbers may appear to have errors, but another factor solidifies their authenticity. The PlayStation 4 version of Tactics Ogre: Reborn also sold more (12,668 copies) than the God of War: Ragnarok PS4 version (11,260 units sold).

Splatoon 3 stands at the top spot, with over 43,781 copies sold last week, looming over both games. The title has dominated the physical sales charts in Japan ever since its inception. It appears that its demand will not recline anytime soon, even compared to games like God of War: Ragnarok, which is also very prevalent in Japan.

Sonic Frontiers’ Nintendo Switch version also sold in healthy numbers, standing at over 26,067 units last week. The figures are definitely a massive upgrade over some of its previous renditions that almost flopped, to say the least.

One reason for Splatoon 3 and Tactics Ogre: Reborn towering over God of War: Ragnarok appears to be the fact that the first two games sold in high numbers for the Nintendo Switch. The handheld is still prevalent in Japan over consoles like PlayStation 5, which has only begun to improve in stocks.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn remains faithful to its strong roots but enhances it through the allure of modern visuals and gameplay, letting players experience the world of Tactics Orge like never before. It completely remakes the AI to make it a trickier opponent, leading to a battle system that keeps your gears running and never feels old.

God of War: Ragnarok, on the other hand, is worthy of its symbol as it gained full scores from many expert critics and players alike. The narrative-driven experience is amalgamated by stunning gameplay and combat mechanics, which are an upgrade over the prior rendition. It has also cumulatively sold in the millions in just a week.

However, It is no small achievement to go toe-to-toe with a game that will possibly win the game of the Year award. The entirely unexpected event shows how popular the Tactics Ogre franchise was still after its triumph a decade ago; it is possibly the best news the Tactics Ogre community could have received today.

What are your thoughts about the massively popular God of War: Ragnarok being surpassed by Tactics Ogre: Reborn? Do you think Tactics Ogre: Reborn will continue outperforming other popular games in Japan’s weekly physical sales? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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