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



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:


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 Pok√©mon title on the list.

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.