Famitsu Japan 2012 Top 100 Games

#1
Best selling games of 2012 in Japan according to Enterbrain/Famitsu.

- Download purchases bought directly on PSN/eShop/Live are not included
- Download cards bought at retail are included
- Copies bundled with hardware are included

- 2012: copies sold in 2012 only
- LTD: total copies sold since launch

- Period: 2011-12-26 to 2012-12-30

Code:
                                       TITLE                                 2012       LTD         PUBLISHER     RELEASE
  1 NDS Pokémon Black 2 / White 2                                          2,879,027  2,879,027  Pokemon Co.     2012-06-23
  2 3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf                                          2,286,977  2,286,977  Nintendo        2012-11-08
  3 3DS New Super Mario Bros. 2                                            1,780,493  1,780,493  Nintendo        2012-07-28
  4 3DS Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D                         899,410    899,410  Square Enix     2012-05-31
  5 PS3 One Piece: Pirate Warriors                                           825,860    825,860  Bandai Namco    2012-03-01
  6 3DS Mario Kart 7                                                         822,542  1,904,933  Nintendo        2011-12-01
  7 PS3 Resident Evil 6                                                      821,053    821,053  Capcom          2012-10-04
  8 3DS Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate                                            776,171  1,585,493  Capcom          2011-12-10
  9 3DS Super Mario 3D Land                                                  738,109  1,780,620  Nintendo        2011-11-03
 10 WII Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsusu no Shuzoku Online                   633,827    633,827  Square Enix     2012-08-02
 11 WII Mario Party 9                                                        622,266    622,266  Nintendo        2012-04-26
 12 PS3 Yakuza 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono                                        521,856    521,856  SEGA            2012-12-06
 13 PS3 Dragon's Dogma                                                       468,108    468,108  Capcom          2012-05-24
 14 3DS Fire Emblem: Awakening                                               453,672    453,672  Nintendo        2012-04-19
 15 PS3 Tales of Xillia 2                                                    409,664    409,664  Bandai Namco    2012-11-01
 16 3DS Paper Mario: Sticker Star                                            391,078    391,078  Nintendo        2012-12-06
 17 PS3 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013                                            388,627    388,627  Konami          2012-10-04
 18 WIU New Super Mario Bros. U                                              381,315    381,315  Nintendo        2012-12-08
 19 3DS Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon to Fushigina Orb                     352,023    352,023  Bandai Namco    2012-07-12
 20 WII Wii Sports Resort                                                    351,688  3,084,343  Nintendo        2009-06-25
 21 3DS Run For Money Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-tachi kara Nigek  351,523    351,523  Bandai Namco    2012-07-05
 22 NDS Pokémon Conquest                                                     344,127    344,127  Pokemon Co.     2012-03-17
 23 3DS Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance                               341,958    341,958  Square Enix     2012-03-29
 24 3DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity                           337,999    337,999  Pokemon Co.     2012-11-23
 25 PS3 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City                                335,323    335,323  Capcom          2012-04-26
 26 3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising                                                 327,816    327,816  Nintendo        2012-03-22
 27 3DS Mario Tennis Open                                                    327,154    327,154  Nintendo        2012-05-24
 28 PSP Super Robot Wars Z 2nd: Saisei-hen                                   320,636    320,636  Bandai Namco    2012-04-05
 29 3DS Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone Neppuu / Raimei                    314,390    314,390  Level 5         2012-12-13
 30 WII Taiko Drum Master Wii: Chougoukaban                                  308,684    308,684  Bandai Namco    2012-11-29
 31 PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Subtitled Version                       298,225    298,225  Square Enix     2012-11-22
 32 3DS Resident Evil Revelations                                            283,235    283,235  Capcom          2012-01-26
 33 3DS Bravely Default: Flying Fairy                                        274,972    274,972  Square Enix     2012-10-11
 34 PS3 Super Robot Wars OG 2nd                                              257,741    257,741  Bandai Namco    2012-11-29
 35 PSP SD Gundam G Generation Overworld                                     254,823    254,823  Bandai Namco    2012-09-27
 36 3DS Style Savvy: Trendsetters                                            253,897    253,897  Nintendo        2012-09-27
 37 WII Wii Party                                                            237,243  2,361,016  Nintendo        2010-07-08
 38 3DS Harvest Moon: A New Beginning                                        232,912    232,912  Marvelous AQL   2012-02-23
 39 WII Mario Kart Wii                                                       232,483  3,612,831  Nintendo        2008-04-10
 40 3DS Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney                                    232,168    232,168  Level 5         2012-11-29
 41 3DS Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games                       231,021    231,021  Nintendo        2012-03-01
 42 PSV Persona 4 Golden                                                     229,044    229,044  Atlus           2012-06-14
 43 WII Just Dance Wii                                                       226,014    653,888  Nintendo        2011-10-13
 44 WII Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition                             225,772    225,772  Nintendo        2012-07-19
 45 PS3 Armored Core V                                                       223,656    223,656  From Software   2012-01-26
 46 WII Just Dance Wii 2                                                     223,628    223,628  Nintendo        2012-07-26
 47 PSP One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake                            217,482    217,482  Bandai Namco    2012-12-20
 48 PS3 Tokyo Jungle                                                         215,048    215,048  SCE             2012-06-07
 49 3DS Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark                                      214,746    446,798  Level 5         2011-12-15
 50 WIU Nintendo Land                                                        214,374    214,374  Nintendo        2012-12-08
 51 3DS Brain Age: Concentration Training                                    213,746    213,746  Nintendo        2012-07-28
 52 3DS Kobito Dukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set                                    212,678    212,678  Nippon Columbia 2012-07-26
 53 PSV Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f                                         200,131    200,131  SEGA            2012-08-30
 54 PS3 Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational                                   198,455    198,455  SCE             2012-11-22
 55 WII Kirby's Return to Dream Land                                         197,036    695,464  Nintendo        2011-10-27
 56 WII Taiko Drum Master Wii: Ketteiban                                     188,939    320,770  Bandai Namco    2011-11-23
 57 PS3 Persona 4 Arena                                                      184,997    184,997  Atlus           2012-07-26
 58 PS3 Warriors Orochi 3                                                    184,858    395,411  Koei Tecmo      2011-12-22
 59 3DS Little Battlers eXperience: Baku Boost                               180,873    180,873  Level 5         2012-07-05
 60 PSP Monster Hunter Freedom 3 [PSP the Best]                              175,923    299,008  Capcom          2011-09-22
 61 PSP Kurohyou 2 Yakuza: Ashura-hen                                        175,666    175,666  SEGA            2012-03-22
 62 3DS Nintendogs + Cats: Shiba / Toy Poodle / French Bulldog & New Friend  171,048    602,954  Nintendo        2011-02-26
 63 PS3 Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2                                 168,009    168,009  Koei Tecmo      2012-12-20
 64 WII Go Vacation                                                          167,902    348,704  Bandai Namco    2011-10-20
 65 PS3 Pro Baseball Spirits 2012                                            167,726    167,726  Konami          2012-03-29
 66 WIU Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate                                            166,908    166,908  Capcom          2012-12-08
 67 PSP AKB1/149: Renai Sousenkyo                                            166,835    166,835  Bandai Namco    2012-12-20
 68 PS3 Final Fantasy XIII-2                                                 163,368    860,514  Square Enix     2011-12-15
 69 3DS Theatrhythm Final Fantasy                                            163,098    163,098  Square Enix     2012-02-16
 70 PSP Shining Blade                                                        161,868    161,868  SEGA            2012-03-15
 71 3DS Rune Factory 4                                                       156,435    156,435  Marvelous AQL   2012-07-19
 72 PSP Pro Baseball Spirits 2012                                            155,973    155,973  Konami          2012-03-29
 73 PSP Little Battlers eXperience W                                         155,877    155,877  Level 5         2012-10-18
 74 PSP Digimon World Re:Digitize                                            153,980    153,980  Bandai Namco    2012-07-19
 75 3DS Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai                         153,247    153,247  SEGA            2012-03-08
 76 WII New Super Mario Bros. Wii                                            148,957  4,518,492  Nintendo        2009-12-03
 77 3DS Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone                                    144,106    144,106  Nintendo        2012-09-13
 78 3DS New Love Plus                                                        135,023    135,023  Konami          2012-02-14
 79 3DS Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan                              134,499    134,499  Atlus           2012-07-05
 80 PS3 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2012                                   134,431    134,431  Konami          2012-07-19
 81 3DS Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate [Best Price!]                              134,168    134,168  Capcom          2012-11-15
 82 3DS Fantasy Life                                                         134,008    134,008  Level 5         2012-12-27
 83 NDS New Super Mario Bros.                                                133,235  6,402,912  Nintendo        2006-05-25
 84 3DS Project X Zone                                                       130,685    130,685  Bandai Namco    2012-10-11
 85 PS3 Assassin's Creed III                                                 124,159    124,159  Ubisoft         2012-11-15
 86 PSP The Idolmaster Shiny Festa: Groovy Tune / Honey Sound / Funky Note   124,056    124,056  Bandai Namco    2012-10-25
 87 PSP Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave                                      118,451    118,451  Bandai Namco    2012-02-23
 88 WII Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games                       115,748    217,264  Nintendo        2011-12-08
 89 PS3 Binary Domain                                                        114,348    114,348  SEGA            2012-02-16
 90 PSP Nayuta no Kiseki                                                     111,842    111,842  Nihon Falcom    2012-07-26
 91 PSP Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin II - Revelation of Evil God   110,846    110,846  Bandai Namco    2012-01-12
 92 PS3 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations                   110,244    110,244  Bandai Namco    2012-02-23
 93 WII Fortune Street                                                       109,547    199,092  Square Enix     2011-12-01
 94 PSP Toriko: Gourmet Survival! 2                                          108,672    108,672  Bandai Namco    2012-07-05
 95 PS3 Tekken Tag Tournament 2                                              108,495    108,495  Bandai Namco    2012-09-13
 96 3DS Medabots 7: Metabee / Rokusho                                        107,751    107,751  Rocket Company  2012-09-13
 97 WII PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond                                           106,914    318,523  Pokemon Co.     2011-11-12
 98 PS3 Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition                                            105,221    105,221  SCE             2012-02-02
 99 PS3 Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires                                          103,800    103,800  Koei Tecmo      2012-11-08
100 PS3 Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk                                102,145    102,145  Gust            2012-06-28


Top 3 by system:

    360 Halo 4                                                                38,779     38,779  Microsoft       2012-11-08
    360 Resident Evil 6                                                       37,456     37,456  Capcom          2012-10-04
    360 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim                                           32,843     69,847  Bethesda        2011-12-08

    PSV Persona 4 Golden                                                     229,044    229,044  Atlus           2012-06-14
    PSV Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f                                         200,131    200,131  SEGA            2012-08-30
    PSV Gravity Rush                                                          80,597     80,597  SCE             2012-02-09
 
#23
Holy crap, One Piece: Pirate Warriors is in fifth place? No wonder they're working so fast on getting a sequel out. The One Piece name is strong as hell; there's no doubt everyone bought it because of the "One Piece" rather than the "Mouso".

Also, look at all those western games! I've said it before and I'll say it again: the Japanese are generally so hostile at buying foreign games. Hell, if they bought Resident Evil 6 like crazy then why won't they buy the superior western shooters? Anyone?
 
#34
New Super Mario Bros. is only 0.4m away from the original Super Mario Bros.

If only Nintendo would have released a Greatest Hits version, as they did with all of their best-sellers until DS, they'd have beaten its total of 6.81m units.

You can still find it on shelves quite easily. It'll likely settle within a 5% margin of the original Super Mario Bros.' sales, probably with another 150k shipped until it is no longer possible to find.
 
#37
Some remarks:

59 3DS Little Battlers eXperience: Baku Boost 180,873 180,873 Level 5 2012-07-05
73 PSP Little Battlers eXperience W 155,877 155,877 Level 5 2012-10-18

Time to announce LBX W Baku Boost. I don't see how this series should stay on Sony hardware in the future. Level-5 was smart enough to announce Baku Boost on 3DS and doing multi with Vita for W, so to test the market. And the market has spoken.


4 3DS Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D 899,410 899,410 Square Enix 2012-05-31

Supply constrained + some weeks before Black 2 / White 2. Otherwise, it would have been a million seller. Still not bad, I mean, for a cheap remake, 900.000 units are great.


10 WII Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsusu no Shuzoku Online 633,827 633,827 Square Enix 2012-08-02

Someone was predicting 350.000 units... Not bad for a MMORPG, even though the success of the project will be quantified in how active its userbase will be. After the Wii U version, they should start talking about expansions and stuffs.


14 3DS Fire Emblem: Awakening 453,672 453,672 Nintendo 2012-04-19

Nintendo really succeeded in reviving Fire Emblem. I mean, the last new entry sold around 170.000 units... What a jump! I think a sequel can pull sales over 500.000 units.


21 3DS Run For Money Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-tachi kara Nigek 351,523 351,523 Bandai Namco 2012-07-05

Surprise of the year? Surprise of the year.


23 3DS Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 341,958 341,958 Square Enix 2012-03-29

Bomb of the year? Bomb of the year.


32 3DS Resident Evil Revelations 283,235 283,235 Capcom 2012-01-26

It got close to 300.000 units. Probably Japan is the territory where it performed better.


33 3DS Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 274,972 274,972 Square Enix 2012-10-11

Really nice legs for a jRPG. I'm sure the sequel could do way more, given the high reputation the game got. It's nice to see Square Enix succeeding with a new IP and in the meanwhile an old-school jRPG. It should risk more, in particular on 3DS, where the userbase is receptive and quite active.


38 3DS Harvest Moon: A New Beginning 232,912 232,912 Marvelous AQL 2012-02-23
71 3DS Rune Factory 4 156,435 156,435 Marvelous AQL 2012-07-19

Marvelous is having good results on 3DS (also considering Senran Kagura Burst). I guess after all the Vita games is releasing in February / March, it will come back with a new Harvest Moon and a new Rune Factory.


53 PSV Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f 200,131 200,131 SEGA 2012-08-30
75 3DS Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 153,247 153,247 SEGA 2012-03-08

Chibi spin-off almost selling as well as the mainline entry. If it wasn't for DIVA f on PS3, we would have already seen a new Hatsune Miku on 3DS.
 
#38
4 non-Japanese games in the Top 100.

wow


Also, PES still popular while FIFA is nowhere to be seen. Probably because Konami locked down the Japanese license and EA can't have it.
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
#50
64 WII Go Vacation 167,902 348,704 Bandai

Amazing! The best success (considering it's a new IP) on Wii from Namco. It deserves a sequel, on 3DS or Wii U...or on both.

93 WII Fortune Street 109,547 199,092 Square Enix

What...kind of...sorcery? Ah, right: bomba bins! They've been supereffective this time.