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
2,531,720
Final Fantasy III (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
40 2,531,720 2,531,720
2
1,761,273
Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
6 1,761,273 1,761,273
3
1,260,113
Super Street Fighter II (SNES)
Capcom, Fighting
28 1,260,113 1,260,113
4
1,052,047
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
50 1,052,047 1,052,047
5
1,310,230
Super Puyo Puyo (SNES)
Banpresto, Puzzle
56 973,469 1,310,230
6
863,487
Derby Stallion II (SNES)
ASCII Entertainment, Sports
46 863,487 863,487
7
791,475
Capcom's Soccer Shootout (SNES)
Epoch, Sports
35 791,475 791,475
8
790,742
Super Bomberman 2 (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Puzzle
36 790,742 790,742
9
786,890
EarthBound (SNES)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
19 786,890 786,890
10
702,536
Dragon Ball Z: Ultime Menace (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
14 702,536 702,536
11
686,394
Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo (SNES)
Nintendo, Strategy
50 686,394 686,394
12
685,328
Super Metroid (SNES)
Nintendo, Adventure
42 685,328 685,328
13
621,471
Super Momotarou Dentetsu III (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Simulation
4 621,471 621,471
14
573,741
Kamaitachi no Yoru (SNES)
ChunSoft, Adventure
6 573,741 573,741
15
548,248
Fatal Fury Special (SNES)
Takara, Fighting
23 548,248 548,248
16
532,075
Virtual Soccer (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Sports
25 532,075 532,075
17
521,308
J-League Soccer: Prime Goal 2 (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
22 521,308 521,308
18
501,647
Donkey Kong (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
29 501,647 501,647
19
494,918
Kirby's Dream Course (SNES)
Nintendo, Sports
15 494,918 494,918
20
446,394
Space Invaders (SNES)
Taito, Shooter
41 446,394 446,394
21
405,057
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakuu '94 (SNES)
Konami, Sports
43 405,057 405,057
22
386,087
Super Famista 3 (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
44 386,087 386,087
23
381,887
Samurai Shodown (SNES)
Takara, Fighting
15 381,887 381,887
24
370,145
Mega Man X2 (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
3 370,145 370,145
25
368,988
Super Formation Soccer 94 (SNES)
Human Entertainment, Sports
29 368,988 368,988
26
368,337
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
4 368,337 368,337
27
366,256
Shin Megami Tensei II (SNES)
Atlus, Role-Playing
22 366,256 366,256
28
365,097
Super Robot Taisen EX (SNES)
Banpresto, Strategy
41 365,097 365,097
29
358,970
Zero4 Champ RR (SNES)
Media Rings, Sports
24 358,970 358,970
30
342,715
Stunt Race FX (SNES)
Nintendo, Racing
30 342,715 342,715
31
327,222
Super Power League 2 (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Sports
22 327,222 327,222
32
495,356
Mega Man X (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
31 322,590 495,356
33
312,247
Live A Live (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
18 312,247 312,247
34
305,101
Yuu Yuu Hakusho 2: Kakutou no Sho (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
30 305,101 305,101
35
839,709
Kirby's Pinball Land (GB)
Nintendo, Misc
58 294,137 839,709
36
291,451
Itadaki Street 2: Neon Sign wa Bara Iro ni (SNES)
Enix, Misc
33 291,451 291,451
37
289,152
Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishi Jyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame (SNES)
Konami, Platform
3 289,152 289,152
38
271,731
Slam Dunk: Yonkyo Taiketsu!! (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Sports
32 271,731 271,731
39
265,388
Thoroughbred Breeder II (SNES)
Hect, Simulation
30 265,388 265,388
40
262,616
Virtua Racing (GEN)
Sega, Racing
42 262,616 262,616
41
251,357
Breath of Fire II (SNES)
Capcom, Role-Playing
5 251,357 251,357
42
251,137
Ridge Racer (PS)
Namco Bandai, Racing
5 251,137 251,137
43
1,141,251
Dragon Quest I & II (SNES)
Enix, Role-Playing
55 244,383 1,141,251
44
241,755
Super Fire ProWrestling Special (SNES)
Human Entertainment, Fighting
2 241,755 241,755
45
116,951
Wonder Project J: Kikai no Shonen Pino (SNES)
Enix, Simulation
4 228,388 116,951
46
226,231
International Superstar Soccer (SNES)
Konami, Sports
8 226,231 226,231
47
221,448
Samurai Shodown II (NG)
SNK, Fighting
5 221,448 221,448
48
216,103
Tetris 2 (weekly jp sales) (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
29 216,103 216,103
49
2,034,880
Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
77 209,028 2,034,880
50
197,813
Drift King Shutokou Battle '94 (SNES)
BPS, Racing
32 197,813 197,813
51
196,987
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN)
Sega, Platform
32 196,987 196,987
52
194,674
Parodius (PS)
Konami, Shooter
5 194,674 194,674
53
271,926
Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon R (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
44 193,232 271,926
54
1,197,106
Dragon Ball Z: La Legende Saien (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
23 190,285 1,197,106
55
3,721,174
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Nintendo, Racing
123 187,280 3,721,174
56
3,939,381
Tetris (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
290 186,510 3,939,381
57
181,071
SD Gundam GX (SNES)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
32 181,071 181,071
58
179,226
Virtua Fighter (SAT)
Sega, Fighting
6 179,226 179,226
59
176,346
Daikaijyuu Monogatari (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Role-Playing
2 176,346 176,346
60
2,295,472
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
115 162,694 2,295,472
61
158,188
Saturday Night Slam Masters (SNES)
Capcom, Fighting
25 158,188 158,188
62
3,769,592
Super Mario Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
298 155,086 3,769,592
63
1,167,306
Romancing SaGa 2 (SNES)
Square, Role-Playing
33 151,887 1,167,306
64
1,248,736
Kirby's Dream Land (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
140 150,551 1,248,736
65
149,677
Gokujou Parodius (SNES)
Konami, Shooter
6 149,677 149,677
66
144,128
Shining Force CD (SCD)
Sega, Strategy
24 144,128 144,128
67
140,395
Super Street Fighter II (GEN)
Capcom, Fighting
28 140,395 140,395
68
131,462
Mega Man Soccer (SNES)
Capcom, Sports
29 131,462 131,462
69
127,774
The King of Fighters '94 (CD) (NG)
SNK, Fighting
9 127,774 127,774
70
123,571
Samurai Spirits (CD) (NG)
SNK, Fighting
17 123,571 123,571
71
122,028
The King of Fighters '94 (NG)
SNK, Fighting
14 122,028 122,028
72
119,205
Slayers (SNES)
Banpresto, Role-Playing
25 119,205 119,205
73
107,749
Final Fantasy I & II (NES)
Square, Role-Playing
27 107,749 107,749
74
97,008
A. IV Evolution: A Ressha de Ikou 4 (PS)
ArtDink, Strategy
5 97,008 97,008
75
87,846
Lethal Enforcers (SNES)
Konami, Shooter
20 87,846 87,846
76
127,585
Gunstar Heroes (GEN)
Sega, Shooter
54 85,071 127,585
77
784,255
Yoshi's Cookie (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
111 78,429 784,255
78
78,173
Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon S: Juugai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen (SNES)
Angel Studios, Fighting
3 78,173 78,173
79
77,764
Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyo Toitsusen (GEN)
Sega, Fighting
14 77,764 77,764
80
76,753
Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu (GEN)
Sega, Role-Playing
13 76,753 76,753
81
76,015
Majin Tensei (SNES)
Atlus, Role-Playing
23 76,015 76,015
82
74,516
Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit (SCD)
Sega, Racing
22 74,516 74,516
83
120,758
Ecco the Dolphin (GEN)
Sega, Adventure
64 73,851 120,758
84
322,319
Nobunaga no Yabou: Haouden (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
37 73,048 322,319
85
72,916
Derby Jockey: Kishou e no Michi (SNES)
Asmik Corp, Sports
20 72,916 72,916
86
72,221
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue(sales, but wrong system) (GEN)
Game Arts, Role-Playing
2 72,221 72,221
87
71,894
Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba (SNES)
Banpresto, Action
19 71,894 71,894
88
69,631
Ecco: The Tides of Time (GEN)
Sega, Adventure
19 69,631 69,631
89
531,696
Winning Post (SNES)
Tecmo Koei, Sports
48 68,507 531,696
90
67,397
Ninja Warriors (SNES)
Taito, Action
21 67,397 67,397
91
306,473
Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu (SNES)
Konami, Platform
27 67,279 306,473
92
67,091
Samurai Shodown (NG)
SNK, Fighting
73 67,091 67,091
93
3,516,551
Super Mario World (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
215 66,323 3,516,551
94
317,740
Shin Momotarou Densetsu (SNES)
Hudson Soft, Role-Playing
27 66,141 317,740
95
65,188
Streets of Rage 3 (GEN)
Sega, Action
23 65,188 65,188
96
59,164
Record of Lodoss War: Eiyuu Sensou (SCD)
Sega, Role-Playing
22 59,164 59,164
97
57,875
Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventure (SNES)
Konami, Platform
22 57,875 57,875
98
57,393
Clockwork Knight (SAT)
Sega, Platform
4 57,393 57,393
99
490,480
Mario & Wario (SNES)
Nintendo, Puzzle
54 52,964 490,480
100
52,861
Dynamite Headdy (GEN)
Sega, Platform
20 52,861 52,861

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 2,614,698(-17%) 13,348,124
GB 1,062,134(-11%) 10,621,253
SAT 259,386(-11%) 259,386
Total 3,936,218(-9%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SNES 26,534,619(+51%) 71,877,372
GB 2,867,788(-9%) 21,286,263
GEN 1,381,476(+305%) 2,110,957
PS 672,558(++305%) 672,558
NG 661,912(++305%) 661,912
SCD 375,157(++305%) 375,157
SAT 307,045(++305%) 307,045
NES 189,166(-69%) 10,538,001
Total 32,989,721(+52%)