top ten best selling games 2013 (japan)

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#1 Edited by KBFloYd (18441 posts) -

april 2013-april 2014

10. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U): 622,502 units sold

9. Yokai Watch (3DS): 652,803 units sold

8. Wii Party U (Wii U): 697,042 units sold

7. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3): 699,182 units sold

6. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS): 710,303 units sold

5. Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS): 774,152 units sold

4. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS): 1,358,548 units sold

3. Tomodachi Collection Shin Seikatsu (3DS): 1,635,099 units sold

2. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS): 3,429,862 units sold

1. Pocket Monsters X/Y (3DS): 4,328,008 units sold

http://playeressence.com/top-ten-best-selling-games-in-japan-4113-4314/

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#2 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Only 3 Console games.

The Top 5 are Portables.

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#3 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161739 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

Only 3 Console games.

The Top 5 are Portables.

I like portables.....but I prefer consoles any day. Japan is different for sure.

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#4 Posted by Samus3D (1953 posts) -

They practically took over Japan.

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#5 Edited by Jag85 (10669 posts) -

Wow, 9 out of 10 games are on Nintendo systems. That's some Nintendomination right there. And 7 of them are on the 3DS, showing just how dominant portables are in a country that's "always on the move".

The only one that isn't Nintendo-related is GTA5. That's probably the first time a Western (let alone British) game has dominated Japan's console market... whatever little there's left of it.

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#6 Posted by Opus_Rea-333 (1238 posts) -

Pretty cool that Wii-U is leading consoles, i dont want PS4 doing great there.

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#7 Posted by majadamus (10290 posts) -

Surprised to see Grand Theft Auto V on there.

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#8 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

Dat Pokemon XY sales.

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#9 Posted by applefan1991 (3388 posts) -

I'll be the first to admit, I don't really pay attention to sales, so maybe this is obvious. But it blows my mind that their top selling game of the year didn't even sell 5 million copies there

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#10 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

japanese culture is a lot different than ours, over there you see a group of 5-10 people huddled together all playing their 3DS and they all play it on their way to work and back home as well.

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#11 Posted by Jag85 (10669 posts) -

@applefan1991 said:

I'll be the first to admit, I don't really pay attention to sales, so maybe this is obvious. But it blows my mind that their top selling game of the year didn't even sell 5 million copies there

That's pretty normal. I don't know of any game that has sold 5 million copies in a single year in Japan.

Anyway, in terms of revenue, Japan's best-selling game last year was actually the smartphone app Puzzle & Dragons (which I briefly mentioned in my Japan smartphone thread), which grossed over $1.5 billion last year.

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#12 Edited by AcidTango (1300 posts) -

Wow only one Non-Japanese made game was on that list? And it also happens to be the only Non-Nintendo console game to make it as well. The Japanese are mostly into the 3DS now as a gaming community. But it's cool that GTA is doing ok there.

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#13 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8420 posts) -

@Opus_Rea-333 said:

Pretty cool that Wii-U is leading consoles, i dont want PS4 doing great there.

Err... Why exactly?

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#14 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (1238 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93 said:

@Opus_Rea-333 said:

Pretty cool that Wii-U is leading consoles, i dont want PS4 doing great there.

Err... Why exactly?

It was sarcasm LOL I love all consoles/PC the same way.

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#15 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35510 posts) -

Surprised GTAV is doing so well in Japan. It also really sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the top 10.