Despite being just over ten years old (or way older than that when you consider its original release on the Super Famicom), Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride managed to leap right up into the top 30 best-selling games in Japan this week.

The game sold 1,905 copies to make it into 28th position, and as you can see below, it actually sold more copies than Super Mario Odyssey to get there. This is the bottom five of the current Japanese Top 30:

26) [PS4] Labyrinth Life (D3Publisher) {2019.08.01} - 1.977 / NEW
27) [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} - 1.951 / 82.507
28) [NDS] Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (Square Enix) {2010.03.04} - 1.905 / 192.683
29) [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} - 1.735 / 1.989.942
30) [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} - 1.730 / 353.459

So, how on Earth did that happen? Well, it's very likely thanks to the new movie which launched in Japan last week. Dragon Quest: Your Story, a film directed by Takashi Yamazaki, is actually based on that particular game. You can see a trailer for it below.

So that clears that up, but we're still left wondering how 2,000 new copies of the game are still out and about in the wild. A quick trip to a local game store in the UK will present you with just the newest releases and the odd pre-owned Wii game; we imagine Japan has things a little better.

You can catch up on the business end of the Japanese charts in our usual weekly round-up here.

[source famitsu.com, via twitter.com, resetera.com]