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
2,070,278
Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)
Capcom, Fighting
25 2,070,278 2,070,278
2
1,825,852
Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
25 1,825,852 1,825,852
3
1,461,136
Secret of Mana (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
22 1,461,136 1,461,136
4
1,015,419
Romancing SaGa 2 (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
4 1,015,419 1,015,419
5
1,006,821
Dragon Ball Z: La Legende Saien (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
3 1,006,821 1,006,821
6
3,533,894
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Nintendo, Racing
71 1,001,719 3,533,894
7
896,868
Dragon Quest I & II (SNES)
Enix, Role-Playing
3 896,868 896,868
8
2,132,778
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
63 814,592 2,132,778
9
728,011
Torneko no Daibouken: Fushigi no Dungeon (SNES)
ChunSoft, Role-Playing
15 728,011 728,011
10
652,061
J-League Soccer: Prime Goal (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
22 652,061 652,061
11
545,572
Kirby's Pinball Land (GB)
Nintendo, Misc
6 545,572 545,572
12
542,315
Super Bomberman (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Puzzle
36 542,315 542,315
13
516,029
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB)
Nintendo, Adventure
30 516,029 516,029
14
463,189
Winning Post (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Sports
17 463,189 463,189
15
451,582
Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu Enji (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Platform
23 451,582 451,582
16
2,431,877
Final Fantasy V (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
56 447,072 2,431,877
17
437,516
Mario & Wario (SNES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
19 437,516 437,516
18
413,827
Fatal Fury 2 (SNES)
Takara, Fighting
6 413,827 413,827
19
336,761
Super Puyo Puyo (SNES)
Banpresto, Puzzle
4 336,761 336,761
20
705,826
Yoshi's Cookie (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
59 332,377 705,826
21
3,752,871
Tetris (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
238 322,030 3,752,871
22
315,360
Yuu Yuu Hakusho (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
2 315,360 315,360
23
251,599
Shin Momotarou Densetsu (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Role-Playing
2 251,599 251,599
24
603,425
Yoshi's Cookie (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
59 250,224 603,425
25
249,271
Nobunaga no Yabou: Haouden (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
4 249,271 249,271
26
239,194
Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu (SNES)
Konami, Platform
2 239,194 239,194
27
1,098,185
Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
88 227,149 1,098,185
28
3,614,506
Super Mario Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
246 222,657 3,614,506
29
208,698
Sailor Moon (SNES)
Angel Studios, Action
19 208,698 208,698
30
3,450,228
Super Mario World (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
163 205,119 3,450,228
31
2,777,288
Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome (SNES)
Enix, Role-Playing
66 184,237 2,777,288
32
173,434
Thoroughbred Breeder (SNES)
Hect, Simulation
19 173,434 173,434
33
173,284
Disney's Aladdin (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
6 173,284 173,284
34
172,766
Mega Man X (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
3 172,766 172,766
35
160,962
Super Power League (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Sports
22 160,962 160,962
36
154,306
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou (SNES)
Sammy Corporation, Misc
6 154,306 154,306
37
515,723
The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse (weekly jp sales) (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
38 146,571 515,723
38
146,096
Shining Force II (GEN)
Sega, Strategy
14 146,096 146,096
39
2,868,419
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (SNES)
Capcom, Fighting
82 132,945 2,868,419
40
125,490
Mega Man 6 (NES)
Capcom, Platform
9 125,490 125,490
41
123,175
Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
Enix, Role-Playing
6 123,175 123,175
42
680,866
Super Mario USA (NES)
Nintendo, Platform
68 121,395 680,866
43
388,022
Fatal Fury (SNES)
Takara, Fighting
36 118,777 388,022
44
109,314
Harukanaru Augusta 2: Masters (SNES)
T&E Soft, Sports
15 109,314 109,314
45
91,633
Ranma 1/2: Akanekodan Teki Hihou (SNES)
TOHO, Role-Playing
11 91,633 91,633
46
90,289
Classic Road (SNES)
Victor Interactive, Sports
10 90,289 90,289
47
1,895,637
Dr. Mario (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
171 89,515 1,895,637
48
713,023
Mario Paint (SNES)
Nintendo, Misc
63 88,030 713,023
49
78,694
Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon R (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
1 78,694 78,694
50
322,869
Mega Man 5 (NES)
Capcom, Platform
33 77,480 322,869
51
N/A
Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition (JP weekly sales) (GEN)
Unknown, Action
4 66,202 N/A
52
159,033
Battle Soccer: Field no Hasha (SNES)
Banpresto, Sports
28 61,436 159,033
53
561,825
Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)
Nintendo, Adventure
86 52,408 561,825
54
49,459
Super Mahjong 2: Honkaku 4Jin Uchi (SNES)
Imax, Misc
5 49,459 49,459
55
46,907
Ecco the Dolphin (GEN)
Sega, Adventure
23 46,907 46,907
56
42,689
Keiba Eight Special (SNES)
Misawa, Sports
4 42,689 42,689
57
42,527
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SNES)
Konami, Fighting
5 42,527 42,527
58
42,514
Gunstar Heroes (GEN)
Sega, Shooter
17 42,514 42,514
59
163,367
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN)
Sega, Platform
36 39,590 163,367
60
38,550
Pachinko Wars II (SNES)
Coconuts Japan, Misc
3 38,550 38,550
61
36,531
Doraemon 2: Nobita no Toizurando Daibouken (SNES)
Epoch, Role-Playing
3 36,531 36,531
62
730,241
Yoshi (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
86 35,408 730,241
63
891,062
F-Zero (SNES)
Nintendo, Racing
163 33,586 891,062
64
285,802
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
30 29,628 285,802
65
907,126
Yoshi (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
82 21,345 907,126
66
319,038
Tetris 2 + Bombliss (NES)
BPS, Puzzle
80 14,550 319,038
67
43,621
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) (GG)
Sega, Platform
24 12,287 43,621
68
688,022
Final Fight (SNES)
Capcom, Action
138 9,456 688,022
69
745,637
SimCity (SNES)
Nintendo, Simulation
115 8,690 745,637
70
461,729
Super Batter Up (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
57 8,429 461,729
71
1,154,425
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Nintendo, Adventure
82 7,741 1,154,425
72
966,246
Romancing SaGa (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
68 7,315 966,246
73
1,521,868
Dr. Mario (NES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
150 5,261 1,521,868
74
277,223
F-1 Grand Prix (SNES)
Video System, Racing
50 2,919 277,223
75
1,325,927
Final Fantasy II (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
88 2,282 1,325,927
76
162,033
Otogirisou (SNES)
ChunSoft, Adventure
52 1,790 162,033

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 3,148,249(-25%) 10,733,426
GB 1,195,522(-44%) 9,559,119
Total 4,343,771(-32%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 17,601,113(-6%) 45,342,753
GB 3,157,737(-44%) 18,418,475
NES 615,745(-76%) 10,348,835
GEN 341,309(+139%) 729,481
GG 12,287(-61%) 43,621
Total 21,728,191(-20%)