Japan’s Top Selling Games For 2012

2013 is in full swing so this would be a great time to cast an introspective eye back on 2012 to see which games sold like hotcakes for 2012.

No real surprise for number one with Pokemon taking out the top gong while Animal Crossing did well to come in second considering how late it was released in the year. Great to see some gems in there ranging from the Resident Evil series, Kingdom Hearts, Fire Emblem plus more.

Check out the complete list below.

 

TITLE1. Pokémon Black/White 2 2012 Sales2,919,977 Total Sales2,919,977 PlatformDS
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 1,969,955 1,969,955 3DS
3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 1,743,791 1,743,791 3DS
4. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D 919,870 919,870 3DS
5. Resident Evil 6 833,012 833,012 PS3
6. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 828,150 828,150 PS3
7. Mario Kart 7 748,797 1,908,966 3DS
8. Super Mario 3D Land 689,374 1,769,566 3DS
9. Mario Party 9 641,348 641,348 3DS
10. Dragon Quest X 609,783 609,783 Wii
11. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 602,058 1,587,556 3DS
12. Yakuza 5 518,224 518,224 PS3
13. Dragon’s Dogma 467,375 467,375 PS3
14. Fire Emblem: Awakening 455,268 455,268 3DS
15. Tales of Xillia 2 428,913 428,913 PS3
16. Paper Mario: Sticker Star 402,133 402,133 3DS
17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 399,340 399,340 PS3
18. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity 373,699 373,699 3DS
19. New Super Mario Bros. U 369,392 369,392 Wii U
20. Wii Sports Resort (with Wii Motion Plus pack-in) 358,627 1,161,600 Wii
21. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z 344,018 344,018 PSP
22. Pokémon Conquest 341,250 341,250 DS
23. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 340,533 340,533 3DS
24. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 338,889 338,889 PS3
25. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 338,812 338,812 3DS
26. Run for Money Tousouchuu 337,472 337,472 3DS
27. Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition 321,959 321,959 Wii
28. Kid Icarus: Uprising 316,133 316,133 3DS
29. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppu/Raimei 314,016 314,016 3DS
30. Resident Evil: Revelations 296,040 296,040 3DS

 

Strangely, no PS Vita games or Xbox 360 games? We all know that that the 360 is pretty much non existent in Japan but the PS Vita, while struggling with sales, was released in December 2011. Still no impact on the charts, disappointing.