Top Selling Games in Japan for 2012

Pokemon White Version 2Have you thought how much people in Japan (and outside of it) are playing Pokémon Black 2/White 2? Do you know that there are more 3DS games bought during the past year than for any other platform? Do anime-based games sell better than the ones that were the basis for anime sell better? See the answers to these and more questions you might have below. There you can find the TOP30 of best selling games in Japan for the past year.





Total Copies Sold



Pokémon Black 2/White 2



2 3DS Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori/Animal Crossing: New Leaf (+ Bundled Editions) Nintendo 1,969,955
3 3DS New Super Mario Bros. 2 (+Bundled Editions) Nintendo 1,743,791
4 3DS Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (+Bundled Editions) Square Enix 919,870
5 PS3 Biohazard 6/Resident Evil 6 CAPCOM 833,012
6 PS3 One Piece: Kaizoku Musou/One Piece: Pirate Warriors (+Limited and Bundled Editions) Bandai Namco Games 828,150
7 3DS Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 748,797
8 3DS Super Mario 3D Land (+Bundled Editions) Nintendo 689,374
9 Wii Mario Party 9 Nintendo 641,348
10 Wii Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online (+Bundled Editions) Square Enix 609,783
11 3DS Monster Hunter 3G (+Bundled Editions) CAPCOM 602,058
12 PS3 Ryuu ga Gotoku 5: Yume Kanaeshi Mono/Yakuza 5 (+Bundled Editions) Sega 518,224
13 PS3 Dragon’s Dogma CAPCOM 467,375
14 3DS Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 455,268
15 PS3 Tales of Xillia 2 (+Bundled Editions) Bandai Namco Games 428,913
16 3DS Paper Mario: Super Seal/Paper Mario: Sticker Star Nintendo 402,133
17 PS3 World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2013/Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Konami 399,340
18 3DS Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Magnagate to Mugendai Meikyuu/Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Pokémon 373,699
19 Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo 369,392
20 Wii Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack; +Bundled Editions) Nintendo 358,627
21 PSP Dai-2-ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-Hen Bandai Namco Games 344,018
22 NDS Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition/Pokémon Conquest Pokémon 341,250
23 3DS Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb Bandai Namco Games 340,533
24 PS3 Biohazard: Operation Raccoon City/Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City CAPCOM 338,889
25 3DS Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (+Limited and Bundled Editions) Square Enix 338,812
26 3DS Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-tachi kara Nigekire! Square Enix 337,472
27 Wii Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Chō Gōka Han (+Bundled Editions) Namco Bandai Games 321,959
28 3DS Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami/Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 316,133
29 3DS Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone Neppū/Raimei Level 5 314,016
30 3DS Biohazard: Revelations/Resident Evil: Revelations CAPCOM 296,040


The information is released by Media Create and it reflects the sells of video games between January 1, 2012 and December 30, 2012.

Image: © 2013 Nintendo, Pokemon Production Committee

Source: 4gamer

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6 thoughts on “Top Selling Games in Japan for 2012

      1. NDS and 3DS for “real” gamers?! This is too bad to even laugh at… The reason people buy it is that:

        a/ they’re Japanese
        b/ these are really cheap

        As you can see, most of these are exactly NDS and 3DS.

      2. You got a point, but still – DevilMayCry does too… I wouldn’t play on a pirated game and none of the gamers I know would.

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