Famitsu Japan 2012 Top 100 Games

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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

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                                       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
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
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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.