What Are Amazon Japan’s Best-Selling Games Of The Decade?

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To celebrate their ten-year anniversary, Amazon Japan have compiled a list of their best-selling games for the past decade, from October 1st, 2001 through June 30th, 2010. Here’s what it looks like:


Rank Title System Year
01. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies DS 2009
02. Final Fantasy XIII PS3 2009
03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii 2009
04. Wii Fit (w/ Balance Board) Wii 2007
05. Tomodachi Collection DS 2006
06. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Portable 2nd G) PSP 2008
07. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King PS2 2004
08. New Super Mario Bros. DS 2006
09. Animal Crossing: Wild World DS 2005
10. Final Fantasy XII PS2 2006


Food for thought:


Note that this doesn’t necessarily equate to the best-selling games in Japan. For instance, there isn’t a single Pokémon title on the list.

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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.