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
2,735,474
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (SNES)
Capcom, Fighting
30 2,735,474 2,735,474
2
2,593,051
Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome (SNES)
Enix, Role-Playing
14 2,593,051 2,593,051
3
2,532,175
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Nintendo, Racing
19 2,532,175 2,532,175
4
1,984,805
Final Fantasy V (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
4 1,984,805 1,984,805
5
1,318,186
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
11 1,318,186 1,318,186
6
3,245,109
Super Mario World (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
111 1,021,118 3,245,109
7
958,931
Romancing SaGa (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
49 958,931 958,931
8
871,036
Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
36 871,036 871,036
9
885,781
Yoshi (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
56 651,307 885,781
10
624,993
Mario Paint (SNES)
Nintendo, Misc
25 624,993 624,993
11
3,430,841
Tetris (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
186 592,830 3,430,841
12
3,391,849
Super Mario Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
194 578,513 3,391,849
13
578,096
Dragon Ball Z: Chou Saiya Densetsu (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
28 578,096 578,096
14
559,471
Super Mario USA (NES)
Nintendo, Platform
16 559,471 559,471
15
1,146,684
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Nintendo, Adventure
59 555,556 1,146,684
16
694,833
Yoshi (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
56 534,220 694,833
17
509,417
Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)
Nintendo, Adventure
50 509,417 509,417
18
453,300
Super Batter Up (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
41 453,300 453,300
19
373,449
Yoshi's Cookie (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
7 373,449 373,449
20
369,152
The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse (weekly jp sales) (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
7 369,152 369,152
21
353,201
Yoshi's Cookie (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
7 353,201 353,201
22
755,303
Final Fantasy Legend III (GB)
Square, Role-Playing
43 316,751 755,303
23
1,806,122
Dr. Mario (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
119 307,755 1,806,122
24
279,053
F1 ROC: Race of Champions (SNES)
Seta Corporation, Sports
24 279,053 279,053
25
274,304
F-1 Grand Prix (SNES)
Video System, Racing
36 274,304 274,304
26
857,476
F-Zero (SNES)
Nintendo, Racing
111 272,323 857,476
27
269,245
Fatal Fury (SNES)
Takara, Fighting
6 269,245 269,245
28
256,174
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
8 256,174 256,174
29
1,323,645
Final Fantasy II (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
77 246,704 1,323,645
30
245,389
Mega Man 5 (NES)
Capcom, Platform
5 245,389 245,389
31
304,488
Tetris 2 + Bombliss (NES)
BPS, Puzzle
56 227,962 304,488
32
222,090
Super Adventure Island (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Platform
45 222,090 222,090
33
423,613
Super Wagyan Land (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Action
28 220,973 423,613
34
384,522
Super Soccer (SNES)
Human Entertainment, Sports
29 212,795 384,522
35
282,022
Famista '92 (NES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
49 200,803 282,022
36
1,516,607
Dr. Mario (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
128 185,846 1,516,607
37
388,565
Super Fire ProWrestling (SNES)
Human Entertainment, Fighting
28 184,646 388,565
38
281,884
Lord of Darkness (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Action
42 177,267 281,884
39
281,915
Mega Man II (GB)
Capcom, Platform
35 168,171 281,915
40
736,947
SimCity (SNES)
Nintendo, Simulation
89 166,462 736,947
41
160,243
Otogirisou (SNES)
ChunSoft, Adventure
44 160,243 160,243
42
180,424
Battle Commander: Hachibushu Shura no Heihou (SNES)
Banpresto, Strategy
29 148,878 180,424
43
678,566
Final Fight (SNES)
Capcom, Action
107 139,635 678,566
44
288,055
SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari: Ooinaru Isan (SNES)
Angel Studios, Role-Playing
27 138,750 288,055
45
160,181
SimEarth: The Living Planet (SNES)
Imagineer, Simulation
33 136,979 160,181
46
131,093
Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)
Konami, Shooter
22 131,093 131,093
47
123,777
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN)
Sega, Platform
7 123,777 123,777
48
515,456
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
34 106,852 515,456
49
97,597
Battle Soccer: Field no Hasha (SNES)
Banpresto, Sports
4 97,597 97,597
50
322,409
Mega Man 4 (NES)
Capcom, Platform
29 97,023 322,409
51
69,989
John Madden Football (SNES)
Imagineer, Sports
19 69,989 69,989
52
68,433
Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu (SNES)
Epoch, Role-Playing
23 68,433 68,433
53
483,401
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES)
Konami, Adventure
49 60,457 483,401
54
329,731
Battle Dodge Ball (SNES)
Banpresto, Sports
57 59,511 329,731
55
251,287
Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
Konami, Platform
34 57,064 251,287
56
150,593
World League Soccer (SNES)
Imagineer, Sports
47 49,220 150,593
57
83,064
Chibi Maruko-Chan: Harikiri 365-Nichi no Maki (SNES)
Epoch, Misc
27 42,846 83,064
58
327,680
Kidou Senshi Gundam F91: Formula Senki 0122 (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
50 41,090 327,680
59
254,217
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
38 37,574 254,217
60
31,334
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) (GG)
Sega, Platform
7 31,334 31,334
61
282,299
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (GB)
Capcom, Platform
44 30,885 282,299
62
51,464
Lagoon (SNES)
Kemco, Role-Playing
23 26,180 51,464
63
594,300
F-1 Race (GB)
Nintendo, Racing
96 26,035 594,300
64
152,188
Bomberman II (NES)
Hudson Soft, Puzzle
59 24,479 152,188
65
116,047
UN Squadron (SNES)
Capcom, Shooter
42 19,089 116,047
66
264,395
Sonic the Hedgehog (GEN)
Sega, Platform
41 18,819 264,395
67
379,963
Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)
Square, Role-Playing
45 17,784 379,963
68
57,617
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers (GB)
Konami, Action
25 16,945 57,617
69
196,983
Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 (SNES)
Culture Brain, Sports
42 15,934 196,983
70
227,848
Super R-Type (SNES)
Irem Software Engineering, Shooter
42 14,501 227,848
71
1,390,364
Final Fantasy III (NES)
Square, Role-Playing
106 7,672 1,390,364
72
182,767
GameBoy Wars (GB)
Nintendo, Strategy
36 1,297 182,767
73
302,155
Famista '91 (NES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
57 323 302,155

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 4,217,678(+48%) 7,585,177
GB 2,150,489(-4%) 8,363,597
Total 6,368,167(+25%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 18,810,602(+129%) 27,741,640
GB 5,663,274(+33%) 15,260,738
NES 2,553,476(+82%) 9,733,090
GEN 142,596(-42%) 388,172
GG 31,334(-42%) 31,334
Total 27,201,282(+93%)