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
5,091,440
Pokemon Gold / Silver Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
6 5,091,440 5,091,440
2
3,626,114
Final Fantasy VIII (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
47 3,626,114 3,626,114
3
1,585,068
Super Smash Bros. (N64)
Nintendo, Fighting
50 1,585,068 1,585,068
4
1,516,207
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS)
Capcom, Action
15 1,516,207 1,516,207
5
1,441,076
Gran Turismo 2 (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
51 1,441,076 1,441,076
6
1,234,980
Dance Dance Revolution (Japan) (PS)
Konami, Simulation
39 1,234,980 1,234,980
7
1,031,786
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters II: Dark Duel Stories (GB)
Konami, Strategy
26 1,031,786 1,031,786
8
972,451
Derby Stallion 99 (PS)
ASCII Entertainment, Sports
14 972,451 972,451
9
956,906
Pokemon Pinball (GB)
Nintendo, Misc
42 956,906 956,906
10
942,599
Hot Shots Golf 2 (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
23 942,599 942,599
11
883,484
Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64)
Nintendo, Strategy
-49 883,484 883,484
12
808,845
Doko Demo Issyo (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Misc
24 808,845 808,845
13
1,326,269
Pokemon Trading Card Game (GB)
Nintendo, Strategy
55 775,688 1,326,269
14
754,288
Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
4 754,288 754,288
15
753,819
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu '99 Kaimakuban (PS)
Konami, Sports
24 753,819 753,819
16
724,058
Legend of Mana (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
25 724,058 724,058
17
2,291,294
Dragon Warrior Monsters (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
67 716,605 2,291,294
18
714,385
Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMIX (PS)
Konami, Simulation
19 714,385 714,385
19
706,809
SaGa Frontier 2 (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
31 706,809 706,809
20
695,753
Dino Crisis (PS)
Capcom, Action
27 695,753 695,753
21
690,262
Mario Party 2 (N64)
Nintendo, Misc
3 690,262 690,262
22
654,798
Monster Rancher 2 (PS)
Tecmo, Simulation
45 654,798 654,798
23
640,549
Pokemon Snap (N64)
Nintendo, Simulation
41 640,549 640,549
24
638,231
ISS Pro Evolution (PS)
Konami, Sports
18 638,231 638,231
25
620,411
Mario Golf (N64)
Nintendo, Sports
30 620,411 620,411
26
613,283
Dragon Warrior I&II (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
15 613,283 613,283
27
610,078
Chrono Cross (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
7 610,078 610,078
28
573,377
World of Dragon Warrior - Torneko: The Last Hope (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
16 573,377 573,377
29
856,011
Simple 1500 Series Vol. 1: The Mahjong (PS)
D3 Publisher, Misc
63 551,111 856,011
30
2,977,702
Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
69 524,122 2,977,702
31
505,956
SD Gundam G Generation Zero (PS)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
21 505,956 505,956
32
1,600,387
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (GB)
Konami, Strategy
55 502,723 1,600,387
33
496,045
Medarot 2: Kabuto / Kuwagata Version (GB)
Imagineer, Role-Playing
24 496,045 496,045
34
10,046,278
Pokemon Red / Green / Blue Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
201 452,563 10,046,278
35
418,879
Final Fantasy Collection (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
36 418,879 418,879
36
413,714
Um Jammer Lammy (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Misc
30 413,714 413,714
37
413,090
Sega Rally Championship 2 (DC)
Sega, Racing
49 413,090 413,090
38
408,998
Valkyrie Profile (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
2 408,998 408,998
39
404,623
Seaman (DC)
Sega, Simulation
23 404,623 404,623
40
403,447
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (PS)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
32 403,447 403,447
41
864,997
Mario Party (N64)
Nintendo, Misc
55 395,937 864,997
42
385,810
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 6 (N64)
Konami, Sports
31 385,810 385,810
43
376,601
Densha De Go! 2 (PS)
Taito, Simulation
42 376,601 376,601
44
362,424
Arc the Lad III (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
10 362,424 362,424
45
983,032
BeatMania (PS)
Konami, Simulation
66 359,925 983,032
46
1,194,656
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
55 351,607 1,194,656
47
340,776
SoulCalibur (DC)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
22 340,776 340,776
48
337,481
Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories (JP sales) (PS)
Konami, Role-Playing
4 337,481 337,481
49
328,979
The Legend of Dragoon (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
5 328,979 328,979
50
328,011
J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! (DC)
Sega, Sports
14 328,011 328,011
51
318,296
Ape Escape (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
28 318,296 318,296
52
309,332
World Stadium 3 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Sports
28 309,332 309,332
53
309,060
Front Mission 3 (PS)
Square, Strategy
18 309,060 309,060
54
308,689
Tokimeki Memorial 2 (PS)
Konami, Simulation
6 308,689 308,689
55
934,719
Hey You, Pikachu! (N64)
Nintendo, Simulation
49 305,905 934,719
56
304,880
BeatMania Append GottaMix (PS)
Konami, Simulation
32 304,880 304,880
57
304,346
Wild ARMs 2 (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
18 304,346 304,346
58
2,104,459
Hot Shots Golf (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
129 303,321 2,104,459
59
298,764
Silent Hill (PS)
Konami, Adventure
33 298,764 298,764
60
296,752
Chocobo Racing (PS)
Square, Racing
30 296,752 296,752
61
292,501
Mario Golf (GB)
Nintendo, Sports
21 292,501 292,501
62
290,389
Super Robot Taisen Complete Box (PS)
Banpresto, Strategy
23 290,389 290,389
63
282,632
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
-25 282,632 282,632
64
1,410,791
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Nintendo, Adventure
59 277,200 1,410,791
65
277,176
Pachi-Slot Aruze Oukoku 2 (PS)
Aruze Corp, Misc
6 277,176 277,176
66
269,551
Shenmue (DC)
Sega, Adventure
1 269,551 269,551
67
266,938
Virtua Striker 2 (DC)
Sega, Sports
5 266,938 266,938
68
263,159
The House of the Dead 2 (DC)
Sega, Shooter
41 263,159 263,159
69
259,678
Digimon World (PS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
49 259,678 259,678
70
558,159
BeatMania Append 3rdMix (PS)
Konami, Simulation
54 257,240 558,159
71
256,549
Crash Team Racing (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
3 256,549 256,549
72
255,332
BeatMania Append 4thMix: The beat goes on (PS)
Konami, Simulation
17 255,332 255,332
73
255,266
Momotarou Dentetsu V (PS)
Hudson Entertainment, Misc
3 255,266 255,266
74
251,689
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (N64)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
25 251,689 251,689
75
2,474,129
Gran Turismo (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
106 244,267 2,474,129
76
240,494
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (SNES)
Nintendo, Strategy
18 240,494 240,494
77
229,726
Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (DC)
Sega, Sports
22 229,726 229,726
78
195,986
Bass Landing (PS)
ASCII Entertainment, Sports
31 226,171 195,986
79
224,172
Guitar Freaks (PS)
Konami, Simulation
23 224,172 224,172
80
212,837
Super Robot Taisen F Kanketsuhen (PS)
Banpresto, Strategy
30 212,837 212,837
81
462,061
Sonic Adventure (DC)
Sega, Platform
54 201,634 462,061
82
198,455
Omega Boost (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
21 198,455 198,455
83
441,845
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (GB)
Nintendo, Adventure
56 196,442 441,845
84
182,183
Chocobo no Fushigi Dungeon for WonderSwan (WS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
28 182,183 182,183
85
179,893
Bust A Groove 2 (PS)
Enix, Misc
22 179,893 179,893
86
178,584
Fire ProWrestling G (PS)
Human Entertainment, Fighting
28 178,584 178,584
87
178,280
Super Robot Taisen 64 (N64)
Banpresto, Strategy
10 178,280 178,280
88
178,102
International Superstar Soccer 2000 (JP weekly sales) (N64)
Konami, Sports
23 178,102 178,102
89
176,041
Gallop Racer (PS)
Tecmo, Sports
26 176,041 176,041
90
172,366
Power Pro Kun Pocket (GB)
Konami, Sports
22 172,366 172,366
91
166,749
Tokyo Xtreme Racer (DC)
Genki, Racing
28 166,749 166,749
92
322,366
Kurushi Final: Mental Blocks (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Puzzle
42 165,128 322,366
93
164,925
Custom Robo (N64)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
4 164,925 164,925
94
161,013
Space Battleship Yamato: Harukanaru Hoshi Iscandar (PS)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
15 161,013 161,013
95
161,003
Sound Novel Evolution 1: Otogirisou Sosei-Hen (PS)
ChunSoft, Adventure
28 161,003 161,003
96
350,723
International Superstar Soccer Pro '98 (PS)
Konami, Sports
49 159,524 350,723
97
152,982
No.1 Muscle Ranking - Kinniku Banzuke Vol. 1: Oregasaikyouno Otokoda! (PS)
Konami, Sports
3 152,982 152,982
98
580,258
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
30 152,486 580,258
99
250,353
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu '98 Ketteiban (PS)
Konami, Sports
41 150,627 250,353
100
547,468
Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
30 148,765 547,468

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
GB 4,509,300(+19%) 26,511,901
PockSt 3,336,536(++19%) 3,336,536
DC 1,079,726(+167%) 1,483,955
N64 950,828(-18%) 4,948,773
WS 857,301(-18%) 857,301
NGP 170,153(+229%) 221,942
SNES 15,788(-75%) 16,700,575
SAT 4,797(-99%) 5,718,628
Total 10,924,429(+86%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
PS 31,296,774(+5%) 115,271,525
GB 12,525,774(+51%) 60,291,679
N64 8,419,375(+31%) 22,968,868
DC 3,603,523(+457%) 4,249,940
SNES 311,931(-54%) 112,959,855
WS 255,797(-54%) 255,797
SAT 86,544(-98%) 32,305,513
Total 56,499,718(+12%)