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 a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.




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