These Are Japan’s Top Xbox Live Arcade Games Of 2009

By Spencer . December 23, 2009 . 8:22pm


Microsoft posted a list with this year’s top ten Xbox Live Arcade games on the Japanese marketplace.


Not sure what the criteria is to be on the download ranking chart (sales? downloads? critic ratings?), but this is worth a look for a rough idea of Japan’s preferred Xbox Live Arcade games. Number two may surprise you!


10.) Mega Man 9
9.) The King of Fighters ‘98: Ultimate Match
8.) Ikaruga
7.) Shadow Complex
6.) R-Type Dimensions
5.) Trials HD
4.) Marvel vs. Capcom 2
3.) Castle Crashers
2.) Battlefield 1943
1.) Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram

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  • Advent_Andaryu

    Wait, don’t you mean Mega Man 9?

    EDIT: Alright I see you fixed it. I was thinking maybe 10 suddenly got released and maybe Capcom has been secretly working on it all along so they could release it sooner, since this is news from Japan.

  • Aoshi00

    I know Ikaruga’s been on the Jpn XBLA’s top 5-10 forever, the other games are all quality games, so.. though I’m not sure if Virtual On really has the most d/l. I watch the Jpn Inside Xbox like every other day (they update on M, W, F, & Sun), a big fan of Hikari-chan, lol..

  • Kris

    I’m still holding onto the vain hope that VO:OT will eventually come to the PS3. The Dualshock controller is an excellent substitute for the Twin Sticks, and I don’t want to go through the hassle of importing the Sega Ages VO remake for PS2 for some classic Virtual On goodness (don’t get me started on Marz).

    • You can use a PS2 controller through one of them PS2/xbox 360 converters. It’s great since the PS2 stick are symmetrical similiarly to the arcade twin stick. VO:OT is a great game and I hope that this means the series can continue with a squeal, MARZ doesn’t count though.

  • No suprise with Virtual On being at #1. Ever since it came out, Japan held monthly online tournaments. The first online tournament had 128 players! At they hold bi-weekly to monthly online English tournaments with a spot in the Japanese final 8 tournament.

    The people in Japan for Virtual On is crazy good. You can check out their replays on the leaderboards.

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