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
2,453,580
Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
17 2,453,580 2,453,580
2
2,016,740
Resident Evil 2 (PS)
Capcom, Action
49 2,016,740 2,016,740
3
1,574,689
Dragon Warrior Monsters (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
15 1,574,689 1,574,689
4
2,229,862
Gran Turismo (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
54 1,421,648 2,229,862
5
1,321,730
Tekken 3 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
41 1,321,730 1,321,730
6
1,252,356
Pokemon Stadium (N64)
Nintendo, Strategy
-16 1,252,356 1,252,356
7
1,133,591
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Nintendo, Adventure
7 1,133,591 1,133,591
8
1,097,664
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (GB)
Konami, Strategy
3 1,097,664 1,097,664
9
1,044,629
Parasite Eve (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
40 1,044,629 1,044,629
10
974,034
Devil Dice (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Puzzle
29 974,034 974,034
11
9,593,715
Pokemon Red / Green / Blue Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
149 952,338 9,593,715
12
890,075
Xenogears (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
34 890,075 890,075
13
843,049
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
3 843,049 843,049
14
750,853
World Soccer Jikkyou Winning Eleven 3: World Cup France '98 (PS)
Konami, Sports
32 750,853 750,853
15
750,353
Metal Gear Solid (PS)
Konami, Action
18 750,353 750,353
16
710,449
Star Ocean: The Second Story (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
23 710,449 710,449
17
671,514
SD Gundam G Generation (PS)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
22 671,514 671,514
18
653,455
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Racing
5 653,455 653,455
19
648,696
Brave Fencer Musashi (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
25 648,696 648,696
20
628,814
Hey You, Pikachu! (N64)
Nintendo, Simulation
4 628,814 628,814
21
623,107
BeatMania (PS)
Konami, Simulation
14 623,107 623,107
22
551,671
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu '98 Kaimakuban (PS)
Konami, Sports
24 551,671 551,671
23
550,581
Pokemon Trading Card Game (GB)
Nintendo, Strategy
3 550,581 550,581
24
548,062
Super Robot Taisen F Kanketsuhen (SAT)
Banpresto, Strategy
24 548,062 548,062
25
534,681
Sakura Taisen 2 - Kimi, Shinitamou Koto Nakare (SAT)
Sega, Adventure
26 534,681 534,681
26
1,801,138
Hot Shots Golf (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
77 519,002 1,801,138
27
503,514
Tales of Phantasia (PS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
2 503,514 503,514
28
1,106,628
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
55 487,956 1,106,628
29
469,060
Mario Party (N64)
Nintendo, Misc
3 469,060 469,060
30
926,045
Yoshi's Story (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
54 464,195 926,045
31
455,482
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (PS)
Electronic Arts Victor, Sports
24 455,482 455,482
32
427,772
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
2 427,772 427,772
33
422,469
World Stadium 2 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Sports
24 422,469 422,469
34
1,010,591
Densha De Go! (PS)
Taito, Simulation
55 418,311 1,010,591
35
398,703
Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
4 398,703 398,703
36
365,566
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS)
Capcom, Fighting
2 365,566 365,566
37
357,379
Bakusou Dekotora Densetsu: Otoko Ippiki Yume Kaidoi (PS)
Human Entertainment, Racing
28 357,379 357,379
38
351,543
Bust A Groove (PS)
Enix, Misc
30 351,543 351,543
39
345,651
Yarudora Series Vol.1: Double Cast (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
28 345,651 345,651
40
336,344
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES)
Nintendo, Platform
41 336,344 336,344
41
1,136,879
Chocobo no Fushigi Dungeon (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
54 332,092 1,136,879
42
304,900
Simple 1500 Series Vol. 1: The Mahjong (PS)
D3 Publisher, Misc
11 304,900 304,900
43
300,919
BeatMania Append 3rdMix (PS)
Konami, Simulation
2 300,919 300,919
44
402,865
Medarot: Kabuto / Kuwagata Version (GB)
Imagineer, Role-Playing
51 294,991 402,865
45
1,289,774
PaRappa The Rapper (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Misc
109 287,182 1,289,774
46
283,563
F-Zero X (N64)
Nintendo, Racing
25 283,563 283,563
47
279,454
Suikoden II (PS)
Konami, Role-Playing
3 279,454 279,454
48
274,407
Rival Schools: United By Fate (PS)
Capcom, Fighting
23 274,407 274,407
49
740,423
Momotarou Dentetsu 7 (PS)
Hudson Entertainment, Simulation
42 273,842 740,423
50
268,684
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS)
Sony Music Entertainment, Action
30 268,684 268,684
51
264,994
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 5 (N64)
Konami, Sports
41 264,994 264,994
52
260,427
Sonic Adventure (DC)
Sega, Platform
2 260,427 260,427
53
256,701
Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule Breed & Battle (PS)
Konami, Role-Playing
24 256,701 256,701
54
254,881
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou (SAT)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
28 254,881 254,881
55
248,970
Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (SAT)
Sega, Sports
27 248,970 248,970
56
248,755
Sentimental Graffiti (SAT)
NEC Interchannel, Adventure
17 248,755 248,755
57
245,403
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (GB)
Nintendo, Adventure
4 245,403 245,403
58
244,667
Wario Land II (GBC) (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
11 244,667 244,667
59
244,331
Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Edition (PS)
Capcom, Action
22 244,331 244,331
60
240,005
Choro Q3 (PS)
Takara, Racing
27 240,005 240,005
61
238,272
Combination Pro Soccer: J-League no Kantoku ni Natte Sekai wo Mezase!! (PS)
Axela, Sports
23 238,272 238,272
62
1,937,824
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Nintendo, Racing
108 238,054 1,937,824
63
235,860
Virtua Fighter 3tb (DC)
Sega, Fighting
6 235,860 235,860
64
875,593
Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
Nintendo, Racing
59 232,455 875,593
65
828,592
Tales of Destiny (PS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
40 230,708 828,592
66
225,322
Formula 1 Championship Edition (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
19 225,322 225,322
67
222,276
Bushido Blade 2 (PS)
Square, Fighting
22 222,276 222,276
68
218,465
Kagero: Deception II (PS)
Tecmo, Strategy
24 218,465 218,465
69
570,814
Final Fantasy VII International (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
66 218,276 570,814
70
217,895
Bomberman World (PS)
Hudson Soft, Puzzle
28 217,895 217,895
71
210,961
Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Toukon Retsuden 3 (PS)
Tomy Corporation, Fighting
23 210,961 210,961
72
730,944
Monster Rancher (PS)
Tecmo, Simulation
76 207,964 730,944
73
198,357
Tomb Raider II (PS)
Victor Interactive, Adventure
19 198,357 198,357
74
191,756
Yarudora Series Vol. 2: Kisetsu wo Dakishimete (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
24 191,756 191,756
75
191,199
International Superstar Soccer Pro '98 (PS)
Konami, Sports
8 191,199 191,199
76
189,392
International Superstar Soccer '98 (N64)
Konami, Sports
26 189,392 189,392
77
180,851
Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire (SAT)
Capcom, Fighting
22 180,851 180,851
78
172,383
The King of Fighters '97 (SAT)
SNK, Fighting
24 172,383 172,383
79
160,711
The King of Fighters '97 (PS)
SNK, Fighting
32 160,711 160,711
80
158,508
Eve: The Lost One (SAT)
Imagineer, Adventure
14 158,508 158,508
81
157,238
Kurushi Final: Mental Blocks (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Puzzle
2 157,238 157,238
82
154,035
Final Fantasy V (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
42 154,035 154,035
83
939,439
Intelligent Qube (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Puzzle
101 151,755 939,439
84
150,274
Resident Evil Director's Cut: Dual Shock Edition (PS)
Capcom, Action
67 150,274 150,274
85
148,859
Kawa no Nushi Tsuri (PS)
Victor Interactive, Sports
20 148,859 148,859
86
144,730
Winning Post 3 (PS)
Tecmo Koei, Racing
22 144,730 144,730
87
144,235
Pachi-Slot Kanzen Kouryaku 3: Universal Koushiki Gaido Volume 3 (PS)
Syscom, Misc
22 144,235 144,235
88
1,944,852
Derby Stallion (PS)
ASCII Entertainment, Sports
77 142,414 1,944,852
89
1,747,645
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
132 137,828 1,747,645
90
133,142
RockMan & Forte (SNES)
Capcom, Platform
37 133,142 133,142
91
132,606
Soukaigi (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
17 132,606 132,606
92
131,425
Project V6 (PS)
General Entertainment, Strategy
21 131,425 131,425
93
908,215
Crash Bandicoot (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
109 130,055 908,215
94
129,755
The House of the Dead (SAT)
Sega, Shooter
22 129,755 129,755
95
126,259
(N64)
Nintendo, Sports
24 126,259 126,259
96
125,859
Houshinengi (PS)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
17 125,859 125,859
97
124,712
Nippon Daihyou Team no Kantoku ni Narou! Sekaihatsu Soccer RPG (SAT)
Sega, Sports
14 124,712 124,712
98
123,069
'98 Koshien (PS)
Magical Company, Sports
24 123,069 123,069
99
121,070
Kartia: The Word of Fate (PS)
Atlus, Strategy
23 121,070 121,070
100
120,681
Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within (PS)
Human Entertainment, Adventure
18 120,681 120,681

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
GB 3,784,992(-16%) 22,002,601
N64 1,153,004(-6%) 3,997,945
SAT 420,252(-57%) 5,713,831
DC 404,229(-57%) 404,229
SNES 64,112(-79%) 16,684,787
NGP 51,789(-79%) 51,789
Total 5,878,378(-16%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
PS 29,833,994(-1%) 83,974,751
GB 8,291,763(-26%) 47,765,905
N64 6,406,106(+27%) 14,549,493
SAT 4,552,406(-38%) 32,218,969
SNES 684,113(-72%) 112,647,924
DC 646,417(-72%) 646,417
Total 50,414,799(-10%)