The Top-30 Best-Selling Games In Japan In 2012 Were…

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Sales tracker, Media Create, have released a list for the top-30 best-selling games in Japan for 2012, and 4Gamer have published it for public viewing. Take a look at the list below, followed total hardware sales to date.

 

TOP-30 software sales from January 2nd (2012) – December 30th (2012)

 

RankTitle2012 sales
Tot. sales
Sys.Publisher
01.Pokémon Black/White 22,919,977
2,919,977
DSPokémon Co.
02.Animal Crossing: New Leaf1,969,955
1,969,955
3DSNintendo
03.New Super Mario Bros. 21,743,791
1,743,791
3DSNintendo
04.Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D919,870
919,870
3DSSquare Enix
05.Resident Evil 6833,012
833,012
PS3Capcom
06.One Piece: Pirate Warriors828,150
828,150
PS3Namco Bandai
07.Mario Kart 7748,797
1,908,966
3DSNintendo
08.Super Mario 3D Land689,374
1,769,566
3DSNintendo
09.Mario Party 9641,348
641,348
WiiNintendo
10.Dragon Quest X609,783
609,783
WiiSquare Enix
11.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate602,058
1,587,556
3DSCapcom
12.Yakuza 5518,224
518,224
PS3Sega
13.Dragon’s Dogma467,375
467,375
PS3Capcom
14.Fire Emblem: Awakening455,268
455,268
3DSNintendo
15.Tales of Xillia 2428,913
428,913
PS3Namco Bandai
16.Paper Mario: Sticker Star402,133
402,133
3DSNintendo
17.Pro Evolution Soccer 2013399,340
399,340
PS3Konami
18.Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity373,699
373,699
3DSPokémon Co.
19.New Super Mario Bros. U369,392
369,392
WiiUNintendo
20.Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus pack-in)358,627
1,161,600
WiiNintendo
21.The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z344,018
344,018
PSPNamco Bandai
22.Pokémon Conquest341,250
341,250
DSPokémon Co.
23.Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb340,533
340,533
3DSNamco Bandai
24.Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City338,889
338,889
PS3Capcom
25.Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance338,812
338,812
3DSSquare Enix
26.Run for Money Tousouchuu337,472
337,472
3DSNamco Bandai
27.Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition321,959
321,959
WiiNamco Bandai
28.Kid Icarus: Uprising316,133
316,133
3DSNintendo
29.Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei314,016
314,016
3DSLevel 5
30.Resident Evil: Revelations296,040
296,040
3DSCapcom

 

TOTAL Hardware sales to date (lifetime):

PlayStation 2 – 21,833,215

(note: total Nintendo DS sales not provided)

Wii – 12,638,836

PSP – 19,453,023

Nintendo 3DS – 7,689,512

Nintendo 3DS XL – 2,090,372

PlayStation 3 – 8,860,082

PlayStation Vita – 1,130,820

Xbox 360 – 1,613,832

 

Sales data from 4Gamer and Media-Create.

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.