Japan Yearly Chart

The year's top-selling games at retail ranked by unit sales

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Pos Game Weeks Yearly Total
1
2,223,991
Super Mario World (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
58 1,773,595 2,223,991
2
1,076,941
Final Fantasy II (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
24 1,076,941 1,076,941
3
2,813,336
Super Mario Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
141 907,340 2,813,336
4
2,838,011
Tetris (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
133 901,541 2,838,011
5
591,128
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Nintendo, Adventure
6 591,128 591,128
6
570,485
SimCity (SNES)
Nintendo, Simulation
36 570,485 570,485
7
1,498,367
Dr. Mario (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
66 562,423 1,498,367
8
538,931
Final Fight (SNES)
Capcom, Action
54 439,716 538,931
9
438,552
Final Fantasy Legend III (GB)
Square, Role-Playing
7 438,552 438,552
10
585,153
F-Zero (SNES)
Nintendo, Racing
58 427,876 585,153
11
422,944
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES)
Konami, Adventure
24 422,944 422,944
12
408,604
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
13 408,604 408,604
13
362,179
Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)
Square, Role-Playing
27 362,179 362,179
14
1,330,761
Dr. Mario (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
75 347,100 1,330,761
15
568,265
F-1 Race (GB)
Nintendo, Racing
60 316,820 568,265
16
286,590
Kidou Senshi Gundam F91: Formula Senki 0122 (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
26 286,590 286,590
17
270,220
Battle Dodge Ball (SNES)
Banpresto, Sports
24 270,220 270,220
18
251,414
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (GB)
Capcom, Platform
23 251,414 251,414
19
245,576
Sonic the Hedgehog (GEN)
Sega, Platform
23 245,576 245,576
20
234,474
Yoshi (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
3 234,474 234,474
21
225,386
Mega Man 4 (NES)
Capcom, Platform
4 225,386 225,386
22
216,643
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
15 216,643 216,643
23
213,347
Super R-Type (SNES)
Irem Software Engineering, Shooter
25 213,347 213,347
24
203,919
Super Fire ProWrestling (SNES)
Human Entertainment, Fighting
2 203,919 203,919
25
202,640
Super Wagyan Land (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Action
3 202,640 202,640
26
194,223
Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
Konami, Platform
9 194,223 194,223
27
181,470
GameBoy Wars (GB)
Nintendo, Strategy
32 181,470 181,470
28
181,049
Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 (SNES)
Culture Brain, Sports
25 181,049 181,049
29
171,727
Super Soccer (SNES)
Human Entertainment, Sports
3 171,727 171,727
30
160,613
Yoshi (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
3 160,613 160,613
31
301,832
Famista '91 (NES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
54 157,342 301,832
32
149,305
SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari: Ooinaru Isan (SNES)
Angel Studios, Role-Playing
2 149,305 149,305
33
127,709
Bomberman II (NES)
Hudson Soft, Puzzle
27 127,709 127,709
34
113,744
Mega Man II (GB)
Capcom, Platform
2 113,744 113,744
35
104,617
Lord of Darkness (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Action
2 104,617 104,617
36
101,373
World League Soccer (SNES)
Imagineer, Sports
15 101,373 101,373
37
96,958
UN Squadron (SNES)
Capcom, Shooter
23 96,958 96,958
38
81,219
Famista '92 (NES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
2 81,219 81,219
39
76,526
Tetris 2 + Bombliss (NES)
BPS, Puzzle
3 76,526 76,526
40
1,382,692
Final Fantasy III (NES)
Square, Role-Playing
88 69,564 1,382,692
41
391,452
Mega Man 3 (NES)
Capcom, Platform
39 45,480 391,452
42
40,672
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers (GB)
Konami, Action
7 40,672 40,672
43
40,218
Chibi Maruko-Chan: Harikiri 365-Nichi no Maki (SNES)
Epoch, Misc
3 40,218 40,218
44
3,027,563
Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
Enix, Role-Playing
79 39,279 3,027,563
45
31,546
Battle Commander: Hachibushu Shura no Heihou (SNES)
Banpresto, Strategy
0 31,546 31,546
46
25,284
Lagoon (SNES)
Kemco, Role-Playing
3 25,284 25,284
47
23,202
SimEarth: The Living Planet (SNES)
Imagineer, Simulation
0 23,202 23,202
48
330,841
Extra Bases (GB)
Namco Bandai, Sports
35 17,442 330,841

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 2,847,761(+448%) 3,367,499
GB 2,241,941(-17%) 6,213,108
Total 5,089,702(+58%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 8,224,150(+1,063%) 8,931,038
GB 4,254,210(+23%) 9,597,464
NES 1,404,079(-76%) 7,179,614
GEN 245,576(-76%) 245,576
Total 14,128,015(+42%)