Famitsu: Japan's 21st Century Top 100 Selling Games

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  • Sales from Jan. 1st 2001 to Sep. 29th 2013.
  • Does not combined "best" re-releases
  • Does not include downloads bought directly on PSN, eShop or Xbox Live
  • Includes download cards sold by retailers
  • Includes copies bundled with hardware

OVERALL

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   #   TOTAL       SYS  TITLE                                                     PUBLISHER              RELEASE
   1   6,424,000   NDS  New Super Mario Bros.                                     Nintendo              2006-05-25
   2   5,827,000   NDS  Pokémon Diamond / Pearl                                   Pokémon Co.           2006-09-28
   3   5,489,000   NDS  Pokémon Black / White                                     Pokémon Co.           2010-09-18
   4   5,337,000   GBA  Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire                                   Pokémon Co.           2002-11-21
   5   5,239,000   NDS  Animal Crossing: Wild World                               Nintendo              2005-11-23
   6   5,082,000   NDS  Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day               Nintendo              2005-12-29
   7   4,568,000   WII  New Super Mario Bros. Wii                                 Nintendo              2009-12-03
   8   4,503,000   PSP  Monster Hunter Freedom 3                                  Capcom                2010-12-01
   9   4,156,000   NDS  Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies            Square Enix           2009-07-11
  10   4,003,000   NDS  Mario Kart DS                                             Nintendo              2005-12-08

  11   3,936,000   NDS  Pokémon HeartGold / SoulSilver                            Pokémon Co.           2009-09-12
  12   3,847,000   NDS  Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!             Nintendo              2005-05-19
  13   3,823,000   3DS  Animal Crossing: New Leaf                                 Nintendo              2012-11-08
  14   3,724,000   WII  Wii Sports                                                Nintendo              2006-12-02
  15   3,691,000   NDS  Tomodachi Collection                                      Nintendo              2009-06-18
  16   3,675,000   WII  Mario Kart Wii                                            Nintendo              2008-04-10
  17   3,562,000   WII  Wii Fit                                                   Nintendo              2007-12-01
  18   3,555,000   PS2  Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King             Square Enix           2004-11-27
  19   3,143,000   WII  Wii Sports Resort                                         Nintendo              2009-06-25
  20   3,076,000   GBA  Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreen                               Pokémon Co.           2004-01-29

  21   2,998,000   NDS  Pokémon Black 2 / White 2                                 Pokémon Co.           2012-06-23
  22   2,804,000   WII  Wii Play                                                  Nintendo              2006-12-02
  23   2,605,000   NDS  Pokémon Platinum Version                                  Pokémon Co.           2008-09-13
  24   2,542,000   3DS  Monster Hunter 4                                          Capcom                2013-09-14
  25   2,453,000   PSP  Monster Hunter Freedom Unite                              Capcom                2008-03-27
  26   2,410,000   WII  Wii Fit Plus                                              Nintendo              2009-10-01
  27   2,382,000   WII  Wii Party                                                 Nintendo              2010-07-08
  28   2,325,000   PS2  Final Fantasy X                                           Square                2001-07-19
  29   2,323,000   PS2  Final Fantasy XII                                         Square Enix           2006-03-16
  30   2,279,000   WII  Super Smash Bros. Brawl                                   Nintendo              2008-01-31

  31   2,229,000   NDS  English Training                                          Nintendo              2006-01-26
  32   2,197,000   GBA  Pokémon Emerald Version                                   Pokémon Co.           2004-09-16
  33   2,114,000   3DS  New Super Mario Bros. 2                                   Nintendo              2012-07-28
  34   2,112,000   NDS  Mario Party DS                                            Nintendo              2007-11-08
  35   2,087,000   3DS  Mario Kart 7                                              Nintendo              2011-12-01
  36   2,081,000   NDS  Nintendogs: Labrador / Dachshund / Chihuahua and Friends  Nintendo              2005-04-21
  37   1,961,000   PS2  Final Fantasy X-2                                         Square Enix           2003-03-13
  38   1,917,000   NDS  Rhythm Heaven: Tap into the Rhythm                        Nintendo              2008-07-31
  39   1,906,000   PS3  Final Fantasy XIII                                        Square Enix           2009-12-17
  40   1,882,000   3DS  Super Mario 3D Land                                       Nintendo              2011-11-03

  41   1,723,000   PSP  Monster Hunter Freedom 2                                  Capcom                2007-02-22
  42   1,615,000   PS2  Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride                Square Enix           2004-03-25
  43   1,590,000   3DS  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate                                 Capcom                2011-12-10
  44   1,590,000   NDS  Big Brain Academy                                         Nintendo              2005-06-30
  45   1,570,000   NDS  Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DS                        Nintendo              2006-10-26
  46   1,552,000   NDS  Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Darkness     Pokémon Co.           2007-09-13
  47   1,470,000   WII  Mario Party 8                                             Nintendo              2007-07-26
  48   1,467,000   NDS  Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker                              Square Enix           2006-12-28
  49   1,439,000   PS2  Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec                                    Sony                  2001-04-28
  50   1,434,000   3DS  Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu                       Nintendo              2013-04-18

  51   1,349,000   NGC  Super Smash Bros. Melee                                   Nintendo              2001-11-21
  52   1,334,000   NDS  Tetris DS                                                 Nintendo              2006-04-27
  53   1,297,000   NDS  Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation                     Square Enix           2010-01-28
  54   1,285,000   NDS  Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2                            Square Enix           2010-04-28
  55   1,280,000   GBA  Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros.                           Nintendo              2004-02-14
  56   1,253,000   NGB  Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey                   Enix                  2001-03-09
  57   1,232,000   NDS  Super Mario 64 DS                                         Nintendo              2004-12-02
  58   1,222,000   3DS  Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshitachi                     Square Enix           2013-02-07
  59   1,221,000   WII  Animal Crossing: City Folk                                Nintendo              2008-11-20
  60   1,215,000   NDS  Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen                   Square Enix           2007-11-22

  61   1,204,000   NDS  Kirby Super Star Ultra                                    Nintendo              2008-11-06
  62   1,197,000   PS2  Dynasty Warriors 4                                        Koei                  2003-02-27
  63   1,190,000   NDS  Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride                Square Enix           2008-07-17
  64   1,174,000   PS1  Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen                   Enix                  2001-11-22
  65   1,157,000   NDS  Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm / Blizzard                    Level 5               2009-10-01
  66   1,136,000   NDS  WarioWare: Touched!                                       Nintendo              2004-12-02
  67   1,129,000   PS2  Kingdom Hearts II                                         Square Enix           2005-12-22
  68   1,121,000   NDS  Kirby Squeak Squad                                        Nintendo              2006-11-02
  69   1,117,000   PS2  World Soccer Winning Eleven 6: International              Konami                2002-04-25
  70   1,112,000   PSP  Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP the Best]               Capcom                2008-10-30

  71   1,110,000   NDS  Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop                        Bandai                2005-09-15
  72   1,100,000   PS2  World Soccer Winning Eleven 7                             Konami                2003-08-07
  73   1,083,000   PS2  Hot Shots Golf 4                                          Sony                  2003-11-27
  74   1,077,000   WII  Monster Hunter 3                                          Capcom                2009-08-01
  75   1,067,000   PS2  Gran Turismo 4                                            Sony                  2004-12-28
  76   1,060,000   PS2  World Soccer Winning Eleven 8: International              Konami                2004-08-05
  77   1,056,000   NDS  Oshare Majo Love & Berry: DS Collection                   SEGA                  2006-11-22
  78   1,054,000   NDS  Yoshi's Island DS                                         Nintendo              2007-03-08
  79   1,050,000   PS2  Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007                 Konami                2006-04-27
  80   1,043,000   WII  Super Mario Galaxy 2                                      Nintendo              2010-05-27

  81   1,043,000   PS2  Dynasty Warriors 3                                        Koei                  2001-09-20
  82   1,026,000   WII  Super Mario Galaxy                                        Nintendo              2007-11-01
  83   1,024,000   PS2  Samurai Warriors                                          Koei                  2004-02-11
  84   1,018,000   NDS  Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt / Bomb Blast             Level 5               2010-07-01
  85   1,008,000   NDS  Final Fantasy III                                         Square Enix           2006-08-24
  86   1,004,000   PS2  Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny                             Capcom                2002-03-07
  87   1,003,000   NDS  Professor Layton and the Curious Village                  Level 5               2007-02-15
  88     977,000   WII  Donkey Kong Country Returns                               Nintendo              2010-12-09
  89     963,000   PS2  Jissen Pachislot Hisshouhou! Fist of the North Star       Sammy                 2004-05-27
  90     958,000   NDS  Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi                                  Nintendo              2006-07-20

  91     946,000   NDS  Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day             Nintendo              2007-05-31
  92     946,000   NDS  Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box                   Level 5               2007-11-29
  93     938,000   GBA  Mario Kart: Super Circuit                                 Nintendo              2001-07-21
  94     934,000   PS2  World Soccer Winning Eleven 9                             Konami                2005-08-04
  95     929,000   GBA  Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun / Blue Moon            Capcom                2003-12-12
  96     928,000   PS2  Onimusha: Warlords                                        Capcom                2001-01-25
  97     922,000   PS2  Hot Shots Golf 3                                          Sony                  2001-07-26
  98     919,000   GBA  Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World                  Nintendo              2001-12-14
  99     918,000   PS2  Dynasty Warriors 5                                        Koei                  2005-02-24
 100     917,000   WII  Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition                    Nintendo              2010-10-21

1300     117,000   PSP  Mobile Suit Gundam: New Gihren's Ambition                 Bandai Namco          2011-08-25

TOP 3 BY SYSTEM
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         209,000   360  Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope                               Square Enix           2009-02-19
         204,000   360  Tales of Vesperia                                         Bandai Namco          2008-08-07
         204,000   360  Blue Dragon                                               Microsoft             2006-12-07

         217,000   XBX  Dead or Alive 3                                           Tecmo                 2002-02-22
         128,000   XBX  Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball                    Tecmo                 2003-01-23
          77,000   XBX  Halo                                                      Microsoft             2002-04-25

       3,823,000   3DS  Animal Crossing: New Leaf                                 Nintendo              2012-11-08
       2,542,000   3DS  Monster Hunter 4                                          Capcom                2013-09-14
       2,114,000   3DS  New Super Mario Bros. 2                                   Nintendo              2012-07-28

       5,337,000   GBA  Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire                                   Pokémon Co.           2002-11-21
       3,076,000   GBA  Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreen                               Pokémon Co.           2004-01-29
       2,197,000   GBA  Pokémon Emerald Version                                   Pokémon Co.           2004-09-16

       6,424,000   NDS  New Super Mario Bros.                                     Nintendo              2006-05-25
       5,827,000   NDS  Pokémon Diamond / Pearl                                   Pokémon Co.           2006-09-28
       5,489,000   NDS  Pokémon Black / White                                     Pokémon Co.           2010-09-18

       1,349,000   NGC  Super Smash Bros. Melee                                   Nintendo              2001-11-21
         903,000   NGC  Mario Party 4                                             Nintendo              2002-11-08
         826,000   NGC  Mario Kart: Double Dash!!                                 Nintendo              2003-11-07

       4,568,000   WII  New Super Mario Bros. Wii                                 Nintendo              2009-12-03
       3,724,000   WII  Wii Sports                                                Nintendo              2006-12-02
       3,675,000   WII  Mario Kart Wii                                            Nintendo              2008-04-10

         553,000   WIU  New Super Mario Bros. U                                   Nintendo              2012-12-08
         360,000   WIU  Nintendo Land                                             Nintendo              2012-12-08
         219,000   WIU  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate                                 Capcom                2012-12-08

       3,555,000   PS2  Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King             Square Enix           2004-11-27
       2,325,000   PS2  Final Fantasy X                                           Square                2001-07-19
       2,323,000   PS2  Final Fantasy XII                                         Square Enix           2006-03-16

       1,906,000   PS3  Final Fantasy XIII                                        Square Enix           2009-12-17
         881,000   PS3  Final Fantasy XIII-2                                      Square Enix           2011-12-15
         838,000   PS3  Resident Evil 6                                           Capcom                2012-10-04

       4,503,000   PSP  Monster Hunter Freedom 3                                  Capcom                2010-12-01
       2,453,000   PSP  Monster Hunter Freedom Unite                              Capcom                2008-03-27
       1,723,000   PSP  Monster Hunter Freedom 2                                  Capcom                2007-02-22

         247,000   PSV  Persona 4 Golden                                          Atlus                 2012-06-14
         221,000   PSV  Toukiden                                                  Koei Tecmo            2013-06-27
         215,000   PSV  Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f                              SEGA                  2012-08-30

HARDWARE
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      32,864,000   NDS  Nintendo DS                                               Nintendo              2004-12-02
      21,987,000   PS2* PlayStation 2                                             Sony                  2000-03-04
      19,550,000   PSP  PlayStation Portable                                      Sony                  2004-12-12
      15,527,000   GBA  Gameboy Advance                                           Nintendo              2001-03-21
      12,899,000   3DS  Nintendo 3DS                                              Nintendo              2011-02-26
      12,722,000   WII  Nintendo Wii                                              Nintendo              2006-12-02
       9,362,000   PS3  PlayStation 3                                             Sony                  2006-11-11
       4,009,000   NGC  Nintendo Gamecube                                         Nintendo              2001-09-14
       1,774,000   PSV  PlayStation Vita                                          Sony                  2011-12-17
       1,603,000   360  Xbox 360                                                  Microsoft             2005-12-10
       1,071,000   WIU  Nintendo Wii U                                            Nintendo              2012-12-08
         473,000   XBX  Xbox                                                      Microsoft             2002-02-22

*PS2 numbers include sales before 2001.

20th CENTURY TOP 10
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   1   6,810,000   NFC  Super Mario Bros.                                         Nintendo              1985-09-13
   2   4,240,000   NGB  Tetris                                                    Nintendo              1989-06-14
   3   4,190,000   NGB  Super Mario Land                                          Nintendo              1989-04-21
   4   4,140,000   PS1  Dragon Quest VII                                          Enix                  2000-08-26
   5   4,000,000   PS1  Final Fantasy VII                                         Square                1997-01-31
   6   3,840,000   NFC  Super Mario Bros. 3                                       Nintendo              1988-10-23
   7   3,820,000   SFC  Super Mario Kart                                          Nintendo              1992-08-27
   8   3,800,000   NFC  Dragon Quest III                                          Enix                  1988-02-10
   9   3,640,000   PS1  Final Fantasy VIII                                        Square                1999-02-11
  10   3,550,000   SFC  Super Mario World                                         Nintendo              1990-11-21

1. Shipments as reported by publishers to CESA.
2. Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal sales were not reported separately, so they don't appear in the list.
 
#21
Meanwhile, "Nintendo is obviously doomed and should go iOS free to play" says the monthly Forbes article.
There's a difference between selling well in your home country and then trying to sell worldwide. Nintendo might be doing well in Japan, but worldwide sales of 3DS are lukewarm with Wii U selling well.... This holiday season will be favorable to the 3DS, but the Wii U's outlook is to be determined.
 
#27
Only 2000 between FFX and FFXII? Wasn't expecting that.

I thought the whole FF XIII series was popular in Japan but the sequel did less than half of the original.

Oh and wow at the Nintendo domination.
 
#38
I think it's interesting none of the top games involve shooting or killing people
Show's how a culture influences interests, too. We're more about guns and killing others, so that's what our media encompasses more. This in turn leads to our major games focusing on it.
 
#40
MARIO POKEMON POKEMON FF MH FF DQ POKEMON FF MARIO.

Heh.

I'm confused, why is it a top 100 + #1300? :p

Japan's 21st Century Top 100 Selling mostly Nintendo Games
Something else. Not a SINGLE western dev. Well unless you count Sega as historically western.
 
#43
There's a difference between selling well in your home country and then trying to sell worldwide. Nintendo might be doing well in Japan, but worldwide sales of 3DS are lukewarm with Wii U selling well.... This holiday season will be favorable to the 3DS, but the Wii U's outlook is to be determined.
This should be reversed.
 
#44
Inazuma Eleven 2 beat Kingdom Hearts 2.

Do you see what you had there, Level 5? Do you finally realize how badly you squandered away this amazing IP just to please a few fujoshi? Do you?!
 
#45
Show's how a culture influences interests, too. We're more about guns and killing others, so that's what our media encompasses more. This in turn leads to our major games focusing on it.
So Japan is more about capturing defenseless animals or hunting and killing them. Gotcha!
 
#46
209,000 360 Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope
204,000 360 Tales of Vesperia

Star Ocean 4 sold more than Vesperia? That should not have happened...