These Were The 30 Best-Selling Games Of 2011 In Japan

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    Japanese sales tracker, Media Create, have released a list of the 30 best-selling games in Japan in 2011. The tracking period was January 3rd, 2011 – January 1st, 2012. You can view the complete list of titles below:

     

    No.Title2011 SalesSysPublisher
    01.Mario Kart 71,160,1693DSNintendo
    02.Super Mario 3D Land1,080,1923DSNintendo
    03.Monster Hunter 3G985,4983DSCapcom
    04.Final Fantasy Type-0746,203PSPSquare Enix
    05.Final Fantasy XIII-2704,236PS3Square Enix
    06.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd682,651
    (4,532,557)
    PSPCapcom
    07.Rhythm Heaven654,403WiiNintendo
    08.Tales of Xillia627,346PS3Namco Bandai
    09.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional602,664DSSquare Enix
    10.Wii Sports Resort579,220
    (802,974)
    WiiNintendo
    11.Wii Party546,738
    (2,223,629)
    WiiNintendo
    12.Kirby’s Return to Dreamland537,128WiiNintendo
    13.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D483,4323DSNintendo
    14.Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy465,198PSPSquare Enix
    15.Dynasty Warriors 7455,996PS3Tecmo Koei
    16.Just Dance Wii453,411WiiNintendo
    17.Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.453,084PS3Namco Bandai
    18.Nintendogs + cats443,4003DSNintendo
    19.Pokémon Black/White433,876
    (5,400,613)
    DSNintendo
    20.Pro Evolution Soccer 2012425,771PS3Konami
    21.The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z423,972PS3Namco Bandai
    22.Yakuza of the End416,050PS3Sega
    23.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver.415,943PS3Capcom
    24.Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection403,953WiiSquare Enix
    25.Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity376,534PSPSega
    26.Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle361,5033DSLevel 5
    27.Dark Souls353,549PS3From Software
    28.AKB1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam350,350PSPNamco Bandai
    29.Kirby: Mass Attack349,899DSNintendo
    30.The Little Battlers346,608PSPLevel 5

     

    A few highlights that could perhaps serve as a basis for discussion:

    1. Should Final Fantasy Type-0 have sold better?

     

    2. Should Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy have sold better? The original Dissidia: Final Fantasy had sold close to a million copies by 2009.

     

    3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is on the best-sellers list. Skyward Sword, however, didn’t perform nearly as well.

     

    Data obtained from 4Gamer, Media-Create and Geimin.net.

    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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