Japan Yearly Chart

The year's top-selling games at retail ranked by unit sales

Yearly Chart Index
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2000  >

Pos Game Weeks Yearly Total
1
3,983,252
Dragon Warrior VII (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
19 3,983,252 3,983,252
2
2,764,212
Final Fantasy IX (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
26 2,764,212 2,764,212
3
7,041,331
Pokemon Gold / Silver Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
58 1,949,891 7,041,331
4
1,644,093
Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters 4 (GB)
Konami, Role-Playing
4 1,644,093 1,644,093
5
963,206
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
41 963,206 963,206
6
937,594
Mario Tennis (N64)
Nintendo, Sports
24 937,594 937,594
7
826,323
Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories (GB)
Konami, Misc
25 826,323 826,323
8
806,798
Pokemon Card GB2: GRdan Sanjou (GB)
Nintendo, Strategy
-14 806,798 806,798
9
745,638
Super Robot Taisen α (PS)
Banpresto, Strategy
27 745,638 745,638
10
745,331
Ridge Racer V (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Racing
44 745,331 745,331
11
726,095
Mario Party 3 (N64)
Nintendo, Misc
4 726,095 726,095
12
720,718
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
Nintendo, Adventure
36 720,718 720,718
13
625,188
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
19 625,188 625,188
14
556,184
Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64)
Nintendo, Strategy
3 556,184 556,184
15
551,847
Tales of Destiny II (PS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
5 551,847 551,847
16
535,682
Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou- Zeon no Keifu (PS)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
38 535,682 535,682
17
530,256
Gekikuukan Pro Yakyuu: At the End of the Century 1999 (PS2)
Square, Sports
17 530,256 530,256
18
529,118
Paper Mario (N64)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
21 529,118 529,118
19
501,953
Tekken Tag Tournament (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
40 501,953 501,953
20
467,101
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica (DC)
Capcom, Action
27 467,101 467,101
21
459,405
Dragon Warrior III (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
4 459,405 459,405
22
408,415
Pokemon Crystal Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
3 408,415 408,415
23
399,252
Kessen (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
44 399,252 399,252
24
382,669
Final Fantasy (WS)
Square, Role-Playing
4 382,669 382,669
25
1,067,160
Mario Party 2 (N64)
Nintendo, Misc
55 376,898 1,067,160
26
375,424
Dead or Alive 2 (PS2)
Tecmo, Fighting
40 375,424 375,424
27
363,005
World Soccer Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2000: U-23 Medal heno Chousen (PS)
Konami, Sports
19 363,005 363,005
28
353,393
SD Gundam G Generation-F (PS)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
22 353,393 353,393
29
344,811
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 7 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
26 344,811 344,811
30
340,710
Breath of Fire IV (PS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
29 340,710 340,710
31
332,299
Dynasty Warriors 2 (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
22 332,299 332,299
32
327,140
Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix (PS)
Konami, Simulation
31 327,140 327,140
33
322,650
Mario Tennis (GB)
Nintendo, Sports
9 322,650 322,650
34
318,027
Wario Land 3 (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
41 318,027 318,027
35
1,066,511
Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
56 312,223 1,066,511
36
304,714
Vagrant Story (PS)
Square, Role-Playing
30 304,714 304,714
37
287,321
Resident Evil: Survivor (PS)
Capcom, Shooter
24 287,321 287,321
38
287,057
Pachi-Slot Aruze Oukoku 4 (PS)
Aruze Corp, Misc
3 287,057 287,057
39
287,020
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2000 (N64)
Konami, Sports
36 287,020 287,020
40
285,953
Fushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Shiren 2 - Oni Shuurai! Shiren Shiro! (N64)
ChunSoft, Role-Playing
14 285,953 285,953
41
277,277
FIFA Soccer World Championship (PS2)
Electronic Arts, Sports
26 277,277 277,277
42
271,626
Dino Crisis 2 (PS)
Capcom, Action
16 271,626 271,626
43
267,915
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2000 Kaimakuban (PS)
Konami, Sports
24 267,915 267,915
44
263,092
Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
49 263,092 263,092
45
N/A
Medarot 3: Kabuto / Kuwagata Version (GB)
Unknown, Role-Playing
5 258,508 N/A
46
253,609
Power Pro Kun Pocket 2 (GB)
Konami, Sports
28 253,609 253,609
47
249,957
Custom Robo V2 (N64)
Nintendo, Fighting
8 249,957 249,957
48
1,831,777
Super Smash Bros. (N64)
Nintendo, Fighting
102 246,709 1,831,777
49
1,188,609
Hot Shots Golf 2 (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
75 246,010 1,188,609
50
241,655
The Bouncer (PS2)
Square, Action
2 241,655 241,655
51
240,640
Boku no Natsuyasumi (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
28 240,640 240,640
52
1,671,103
Gran Turismo 2 (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
103 230,027 1,671,103
53
229,314
Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
2 229,314 229,314
54
634,229
Valkyrie Profile (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
40 225,231 634,229
55
501,820
Pachi-Slot Aruze Oukoku 2 (PS)
Aruze Corp, Misc
58 224,644 501,820
56
224,510
Armored Core 2 (PS2)
From Software, Simulation
22 224,510 224,510
57
216,248
Capcom vs. SNK (DC)
Capcom, Fighting
17 216,248 216,248
58
215,691
Hamster Tarou (GB)
Jorudan, Simulation
62 215,691 215,691
59
201,965
All Star Pro-Wrestling (PS2)
Square, Fighting
25 201,965 201,965
60
201,708
Street Fighter EX3 (PS2)
Capcom, Fighting
35 201,708 201,708
61
201,063
Trade & Battle: Card Hero (GB)
Nintendo, Strategy
45 201,063 201,063
62
273,372
Digimon Adventure: Anode Tamer (WS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
55 199,758 273,372
63
199,132
International Superstar Soccer 2000 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
22 199,132 199,132
64
198,354
Grandia II (DC)
Game Arts, Role-Playing
17 198,354 198,354
65
195,444
PoPoLoCrois Monogatari II (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
26 195,444 195,444
66
1,001,091
Doko Demo Issyo (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Misc
76 192,246 1,001,091
67
189,759
Banjo-Tooie (N64)
Nintendo, Platform
5 189,759 189,759
68
189,478
Fantavision (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Puzzle
43 189,478 189,478
69
899,783
Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMIX (PS)
Konami, Simulation
63 185,398 899,783
70
439,247
Momotarou Dentetsu V (PS)
Hudson Entertainment, Misc
44 183,981 439,247
71
177,474
Swing Away Golf (PS2)
T&E Soft, Sports
41 177,474 177,474
72
416,905
Crash Team Racing (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
55 160,356 416,905
73
156,823
Victorious Boxers: Ippo's Road to Glory (PS2)
ESP, Fighting
3 156,823 156,823
74
154,039
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
18 154,039 154,039
75
765,886
Dragon Warrior I&II (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
67 152,603 765,886
76
151,905
World Stadium 4 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Sports
26 151,905 151,905
77
151,634
Digimon World 2 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
23 151,634 151,634
78
147,985
J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2000 (PS)
Konami, Sports
27 147,985 147,985
79
246,535
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu '99 Ketteiban (PS)
Konami, Sports
48 147,393 246,535
80
146,916
EverGrace (PS2)
From Software, Role-Playing
25 146,916 146,916
81
146,799
DrumMania (PS2)
Konami, Simulation
40 146,799 146,799
82
298,350
No.1 Muscle Ranking - Kinniku Banzuke Vol. 1: Oregasaikyouno Otokoda! (PS)
Konami, Sports
33 145,368 298,350
83
142,789
Sakura Wars GB (GB)
Media Factory, Adventure
23 142,789 142,789
84
141,998
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (DC)
Capcom, Fighting
27 141,998 141,998
85
141,894
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
44 141,894 141,894
86
141,413
Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capture GB (GB)
Konami, Role-Playing
31 141,413 141,413
87
138,236
No.1 Muscle Ranking - Kinniku Banzuke Vol. 2: Aratanarugenkai Enochousen! (PS)
Konami, Sports
25 138,236 138,236
88
137,648
Dead or Alive 2 (DC)
Tecmo, Fighting
14 137,648 137,648
89
10,180,684
Pokemon Red / Green / Blue Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
253 134,406 10,180,684
90
133,600
MotoGP (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Racing
12 133,600 133,600
91
127,762
Sega GT (DC)
Sega, Racing
19 127,762 127,762
92
123,133
Mega Man X5 (PS)
Capcom, Platform
5 123,133 123,133
93
287,437
Custom Robo (N64)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
49 122,512 287,437
94
521,925
Seaman (DC)
Sega, Simulation
75 117,302 521,925
95
3,094,696
Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
121 116,994 3,094,696
96
115,561
Crazy Taxi (DC)
Sega, Racing
36 115,561 115,561
97
452,199
Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories (JP sales) (PS)
Konami, Role-Playing
42 114,718 452,199
98
383,643
Shenmue (DC)
Sega, Adventure
29 114,092 383,643
99
112,506
Gallop Racer 2000 (PS)
Tecmo, Sports
21 112,506 112,506
100
108,621
Soccer Tsuku Tokudai Gou: J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou (DC)
Sega, Sports
2 108,621 108,621

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
GB 3,333,729(-26%) 29,845,630
PockSt 1,008,330(-70%) 4,344,866
DC 409,275(-62%) 1,893,230
N64 323,854(-66%) 5,272,627
WSC 297,756(-66%) 297,756
WS 245,837(-71%) 1,103,138
NGP 127,346(-25%) 349,288
SNES 1,003(-94%) 16,701,578
Total 5,747,130(-47%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
PS 16,094,574(-49%) 131,366,099
GB 10,097,859(-19%) 70,389,538
PS2 7,146,045(-19%) 7,146,045
N64 6,877,253(-18%) 29,846,121
DC 2,682,323(-26%) 6,932,263
WS 687,399(+169%) 943,196
SNES 34,296(-89%) 112,994,151
Total 43,619,749(-23%)