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:

     

    RankTitleSystemYear
    01.Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesDS2009
    02.Final Fantasy XIIIPS32009
    03.New Super Mario Bros. WiiWii2009
    04.Wii Fit (w/ Balance Board)Wii2007
    05.Tomodachi CollectionDS2006
    06.Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Portable 2nd G)PSP2008
    07.Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingPS22004
    08.New Super Mario Bros.DS2006
    09.Animal Crossing: Wild WorldDS2005
    10.Final Fantasy XIIPS22006

     

    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.

    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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