Japan’s Top 100 Sellers Revealed

Konami’s long-awaited Metal Gear 4 title had amassed sales of 686,254 last year; 476,334 in its first week alone. The game is cited as the PS3’s top seller as part of a wider list of the 100 top-selling games of last year.

Sadly to fans and perhaps a sign of how the industry has changed, Metal Gear Solid 4 ranks in at eleventh. Ahead of it are nine games for Nintendo consoles, with Wii Sports (non bundled in Japan) sitting in tenth, Animal Crossing City Folk in eighth, Rhythm Tengoku Gold in six, and Mario Kart Wii in fourth.

Square Enix managed to place only one game in the top ten with their title Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome

Even with Nintendo`s dominance in the current market, the best selling game in Japan last year was not a Nintendo title, as Capcom`s Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G moved 2,452,111 copies last year to outsell its peers. The DS title Pokemon Platinum wasn’t far behind in second place, after selling 2,187,337 units during the year.

Finally, what about those pesky foreigners companies and their violent, full of machismo and ugly characters like games? Rest easy Gaijin Nation because only Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV cracked the list at N0.66 with 195,779 sales.

Japan’s Top 100 Selling Games of 2008:
1. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G
Sales: 2,452,111
Life to date: 2,452,111
2. Pokemon Platinum
Sales: 2,187,337
Life to date: 2,187,337
3. Wii Fit
Sales: 2,149,131
Life to date: 2,967,297
4. Mario Kart Wii
Sales: 2,003,315
Life to date: 2,003,315
5. Dairantou Smash Brothers X
Sales: 1,747,113
Life to date: 1,747,113
6. Rhythm Tengoku Gold DS
Sales: 1,350,671
Life to date: 1,350,671
7. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome
Sales: 1,176,082
Life to date: 1,176,082
8. Animal Crossing: City Folk
Sales: 895,302
Life to date: 895,302
9. Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe
Sales: 855,427
Life to date: 855,427
10. Wii Sports
Sales: 841,736
Life to date: 3,306,470
11. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Sales: 686,254
Life to date: 686,254
12. Dissidia Final Fantasy
Sales: 660,262
Life to date: 660,262
13. Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage
Sales: 636,777
Life to date: 636,777
14. Phantasy Star Portable
Sales: 633,954
Life to date: 633,954
15. Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou
Sales: 628,143
Life to date: 628,143
16. Mario Kart DS
Sales: 621,890
Life to date: 3,317,318
17. Hajimete no Wii: Your First Step To Wii
Sales: 602,625
Life to date: 2,593,294
18. Mario Party DS
Sales: 599,621
Life to date: 1,832,265
19. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode
Sales: 549,348
Life to date: 549,348
20. Super Robot Taisen Z
Sales: 480,093
Life to date: 480,093
21. Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken
Sales: 444,133
Life to date: 444,133
22. Chrono Trigger
Sales: 433,988
Life to date: 433,988
23. DS Bimoji Training
Sales: 425,272
Life to date: 425,272
24. Daigasso! Band Brothers DX
Sales: 424,477
Life to date: 424,477
25. Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin
Sales: 411,019
Life to date: 411,019
26. New Super Mario Bros.
Sales: 377,034
Life to date: 5,372,187
27. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Sales: 376,632
Life to date: 376,632
28. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam
Sales: 357,783
Life to date: 357,783
29. Animal Crossing: Wild World
Sales: 338,531
Life to date: 4,852,053
30. Wii Music
Sales: 323,882
Life to date: 323,882
31. Devil May Cry 4
Sales: 310,102
Life to date: 310,102
32. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009
Sales: 297,896
Life to date: 297,896
33. Persona 4
Sales: 294,214
Life to date: 294,214
34. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3
Sales: 286,901
Life to date: 286,901
35. Derby Stallion DS
Sales: 286,682
Life to date: 286,682
36. Gundam Musou Special
Sales: 277,182
Life to date: 277,182
37. Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!
Sales: 270,438
Life to date: 270,438
38. Mario Party 8
Sales: 256,832
Life to date: 1,310,766
39. Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken
Sales: 252,309
Life to date: 252,309
40. Gundam Battle Universe
Sales: 252,092
Life to date: 252,092
41. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii
Sales: 251,183
Life to date: 251,183
42. Layton Kyouju to Akuma no Hako
Sales: 250,616
Life to date: 865,954
43. Taiko no Tatsujin DS
Sales: 245,829
Life to date: 524,827
44. Deca Sporta
Sales: 241,701
Life to date: 241,701
45. Boura wa Kaseki Holder
Sales: 240,176
Life to date: 240,176
46. Tongari Boushi no Mahou no 365 Nichi
Sales: 233,449
Life to date: 233,449
47. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Sales: 231,056
Life to date: 594,157
48. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd
Sales: 230,499
Life to date: 1,720,397
49. Inazuma Eleven
Sales: 229,011
Life to date: 229,011
50. Wii Zapper with Link’s Crossbow Training
Sales: 227,621
Life to date: 227,621
51. Pocket Monsters Diamond / Pearl
Sales: 227,226
Life to date: 5,624,430
52. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III
Sales: 223,837
Life to date: 223,837
53. Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Special
Sales: 223,328
Life to date: 223,328
54. Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Toki no Tankentai / Yami no Tankentai
Sales: 215,513
Life to date: 1,472,029
55. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15
Sales: 213,551
Life to date: 213,551
56. Zaidan Houjin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Koushiki Soft: 250-Mannin no KanKen
Sales: 213,088
Life to date: 324,351
57. Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk
Sales: 212,408
Life to date: 212,408
58. Miru Chikara wo Jissen de Kitearu: DS Ganriki Training
Sales: 209,812
Life to date: 939,125
59. Gundam Musou 2
Sales: 206,438
Life to date: 206,438
60. Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball
Sales: 204,553
Life to date: 204,553
61. Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou
Sales: 203,033
Life to date: 203,033
62. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5
Sales: 199,789
Life to date: 199,789
63. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP The Best)
Sales: 199,117
Life to date: 199,117
64. Super Mario Galaxy
Sales: 197,422
Life to date: 945,106
65. J. League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship
Sales: 196,788
Life to date: 196,788
66. Grand Theft Auto IV
Sales: 195,779
Life to date: 195,779
67. World Soccer Winning Eleven Ubiquitous Evolution 2008
Sales: 190,140
Life to date: 190,140
68. Dragon Ball DS
Sales: 185,229
Life to date: 185,229
69. Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training [Brain Age 2]
Sales: 184,560
Life to date: 4,967,131
70. Ganbaru Watashi no Kakei Diary
Sales: 180,563
Life to date: 550,022
71. Tottado! Yowiko no Mujintou Seikatsu
Sales: 179,007
Life to date: 179,007
72. Tales of Hearts (Anime Movie Edition / CG Movie Edition)
Sales: 176,526
Life to date: 176,526
73. Quiz Magic Academy DS
Sales: 175,636
Life to date: 175,636
74. Final Fantasy IV
Sales: 175,388
Life to date: 622,475
75. Ryuusei no RockMan 3: Red Joker
Sales: 174,426
Life to date: 174,426
76. Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou – Axis no Kyoui
Sales: 174,107
Life to date: 174,107
77. Super Robot Wars A Portable
Sales: 171,475
Life to date: 171,475
78. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Sales: 163,010
Life to date: 163,010
79. Layton Kyouju to Fushigi na Machi
Sales: 162,839
Life to date: 928,597
80. Musou Orochi
Sales: 162,403
Life to date: 162,403
81. Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi
Sales: 161,783
Life to date: 1,214,610
82. Tales of Vesperia
Sales: 161,070
Life to date: 161,070
83. SimCity DS 2: Kodaikara Mirai e Tsudzukumachi
Sales: 159,245
Life to date: 159,245
84. Penguin no Mondai
Sales: 154,987
Life to date: 154,987
85. Tamagotchi Kira Kira Omisecchi
Sales: 154,939
Life to date: 154,939
86. Bokujou Monogatari: Kira Kira Taiyou to Nakama Tachi
Sales: 154,525
Life to date: 154,525
87. Macross Ace Frontier
Sales: 149,131
Life to date: 149,131
88. Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida or 2
Sales: 146,767
Life to date: 146,767
89. Sekaiju no Meikyuu 2: Shoou no Seihai
Sales: 145,421
Life to date: 145,421
90. Star Ocean The Second Evolution
Sales: 143,424
Life to date: 143,424
91. Nintendogs (Shiba & Friends / Dachs & Friends / Chihuahua & Friends)
Sales: 142,591
Life to date: 1,850,984
92. Tales of Destiny Director’s Cut
Sales: 142,301
Life to date: 142,301
93. Valkyria Chronicles
Sales: 141,589
Life to date: 141,589
94. Touhokudai Gaku Mirai Kagakugijutsu Kyoudoukenkyuu Center: Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju no Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training [Brain Age]
Sales: 140,992
Life to date: 3,750,890
95. Suzumiya Haruhi no Tomadoi
Sales: 139,425
Life to date: 139,425
96. Saka-Tsuku DS: Touch and Direct
Sales: 137,051
Life to date: 137,051
97. Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono
Sales: 136,948
Life to date: 136,948
98. Ryu ga Gotoku 2 (PlayStation2 the Best)
Sales: 136,809
Life to date: 201,866
99. KanKen DS 2 + Jouyou Kanji Jiten
Sales: 136,750
Life to date: 297,873
100. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008
Sales: 135,128
Life to date: 680,152

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2 Responses to “Japan’s Top 100 Sellers Revealed”

  1. “*Despise* the dominance of Nintendo in the current market”
    Bias omg.

  2. Let`s pretend it never happen.

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