The Nintendo 3DS Dominates The Best Selling Games List In Japan During 2013

By Michael On 17 Aug, 2014 At 11:22 PM | Categorized As 3DS, News, Wii U | With 0 Comment

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It is a well known fact that the Nintendo 3DS is the most dominant console in the Japanese market. Last year Nintendo’s handheld had an exceptional year of quality releases, ranging from Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter 4 and the ever-so-popular Pokemon X&Y. With so many great titles launching in a single calender year, it comes at no surprise that the Japanese video game charts are dominated with 3DS software.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at “Media Creates Top Selling Video games of 2013 List!” The proof is in the proverbial pudding, with eight of the top 10 best selling video game in Japan belonging to the Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately (but expected), the Wii U has a poor showing in the software charts with a sole title, Super Mario 3D World, landing at number sixteen, selling 392 thousand copies.

It’s clear that Nintendo has an iron grip in their homeland, especially with the handheld market thriving and destroying rival console, the PlayStation Vita. Nintendo was recently voted as the Japanese gamer’s favorite video game developer and looking at these charts its not hard to see why.

Let us know your thoughts on the best selling list in the comment section below.

Source: Neogaf


001. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 3.110.240 – 3.110.240
002. [3DS] Pokemon X # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.967.479 – 1.967.479
003. [3DS] Pokemon Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.759.117 – 1.759.117
004. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 1.628.044 – 3.597.999
005. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 1.612.037 – 1.612.037
006. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 1.237.825 – 1.237.825
007. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 1.005.658 – 1.005.658
008. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 1.003.188 – 1.003.188
009. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 649.091 – 649.091
010. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 483.378 – 483.378
011. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 459.556 – 2.203.347
012. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # <ACT> (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 424.743 – 424.743
013. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 414.017 – 414.017
014. [3DS] Disney Magic World # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 399.173 – 399.173
015. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 396.635 – 396.635
016. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 392.087 – 392.087
017. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 387.579 – 387.579
018. [PSV] God Eater 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 371.027 – 371.027
019. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies <ADV> (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 357.666 – 357.666
020. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 317.939 – 2.226.905
021. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 317.822 – 317.822
022. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 309.526 – 309.526
023. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 288.435 – 610.394
024. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 276.349 – 276.349
025. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 276.302 – 276.302


 

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