Japan Yearly Chart

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

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2001  >

Pos Game Weeks Yearly Total
1
2,466,806
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
24 2,466,806 2,466,806
2
1,816,853
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
36 1,816,853 1,816,853
3
1,137,588
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
43 1,137,588 1,137,588
4
1,026,093
Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
6 1,026,093 1,026,093
5
1,024,421
Onimusha: Warlords (PS2)
Capcom, Action
49 1,024,421 1,024,421
6
926,996
Hot Shots Golf 3 (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
23 926,996 926,996
7
835,839
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
Nintendo, Fighting
6 835,839 835,839
8
792,573
Super Mario Advance (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
41 792,573 792,573
9
738,693
Dynasty Warriors 3 (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
15 738,693 738,693
10
721,653
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
Konami, Action
5 721,653 721,653
11
679,283
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
Nintendo, Racing
24 679,283 679,283
12
640,700
Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon (PS2)
Capcom, Simulation
4 640,700 640,700
13
1,044,122
Pokemon Crystal Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
55 635,707 1,044,122
14
624,589
Devil May Cry (PS2)
Capcom, Action
19 624,589 624,589
15
575,629
Super Robot Taisen α Gaiden (PS)
Banpresto, Strategy
24 575,629 575,629
16
522,945
Pro Evolution Soccer (PS2)
Konami, Sports
42 522,945 522,945
17
2,148,306
Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters 4 (GB)
Konami, Role-Playing
56 504,213 2,148,306
18
1,046,102
Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64)
Nintendo, Strategy
55 489,918 1,046,102
19
463,231
Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
37 463,231 463,231
20
449,113
One Piece: Grand Battle! (PS)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
42 449,113 449,113
21
409,292
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GB)
Nintendo, Adventure
44 409,292 409,292
22
408,623
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GB)
Nintendo, Adventure
44 408,623 408,623
23
405,289
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
3 405,289 405,289
24
384,173
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul (JP sales) (GBA)
Konami, Misc
26 384,173 384,173
25
383,706
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara's Adventure (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
38 383,706 383,706
26
375,472
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
16 375,472 375,472
27
374,978
From TV Animation One Piece: Yume no Lufy Kaizokudan Tanjou! (GB)
Banpresto, Role-Playing
36 374,978 374,978
28
371,349
Golden Sun (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
22 371,349 371,349
29
367,022
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (GBA)
Nintendo, Racing
41 367,022 367,022
30
365,392
Tear Ring Saga Yutona Eiyuu Senki (PS)
Enterbrain, Role-Playing
23 365,392 365,392
31
811,655
Dragon Warrior III (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
56 352,250 811,655
32
351,424
Pikmin (GC)
Nintendo, Strategy
10 351,424 351,424
33
350,238
Wario Land 4 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
19 350,238 350,238
34
336,779
Resident Evil - Code: Veronica X (PS2)
Capcom, Action
41 336,779 336,779
35
333,311
Super Robot Taisen A (GBA)
Banpresto, Strategy
15 333,311 333,311
36
332,731
Luigi's Mansion (GC)
Nintendo, Action
16 332,731 332,731
37
328,051
Sakura Wars 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka (DC)
Sega, Adventure
26 328,051 328,051
38
311,079
From TV Animation One Piece: Tobidase Kaizokudan! (PS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
22 311,079 311,079
39
310,392
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
28 310,392 310,392
40
292,105
KuruKuru Kururin (GBA)
Nintendo, Puzzle
41 292,105 292,105
41
291,170
World Soccer Winning Eleven 5 Final Evolution (PS2)
Konami, Sports
3 291,170 291,170
42
290,507
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 (PS2)
Capcom, Fighting
16 290,507 290,507
43
288,893
Donkey Kong Country (GB)
Nintendo, Platform
49 288,893 288,893
44
288,637
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 8 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
18 288,637 288,637
45
263,112
Power Pro Kun Pocket 3 (GBA)
Konami, Sports
41 263,112 263,112
46
988,699
Mario Party 3 (N64)
Nintendo, Misc
56 262,604 988,699
47
256,375
Doubutsu no Mori (N64)
Nintendo, Simulation
38 256,375 256,375
48
249,850
Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
17 249,850 249,850
49
249,217
Final Fantasy II (WS)
Square, Role-Playing
35 249,217 249,217
50
232,246
Momotarou Dentetsu X: Kyuushuu-hen mo Arubai (PS2)
Hudson Soft, Misc
3 232,246 232,246
51
225,667
Seaman: Kindan no Pet - Gaze Hakushi no Jikken Shima (PS2)
ASCII Entertainment, Simulation
7 225,667 225,667
52
222,530
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2001 (PS)
Konami, Sports
30 222,530 222,530
53
219,788
Animal Crossing (GC)
Nintendo, Simulation
3 219,788 219,788
54
376,054
Victorious Boxers: Ippo's Road to Glory (PS2)
ESP, Fighting
44 219,231 376,054
55
1,406,829
Hot Shots Golf 2 (PS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
127 218,220 1,406,829
56
213,527
Mega Man Battle Network (GBA)
Capcom, Role-Playing
41 213,527 213,527
57
198,664
Kessen II (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
30 198,664 198,664
58
479,580
Pachi-Slot Aruze Oukoku 4 (PS)
Aruze Corp, Misc
55 192,523 479,580
59
188,314
Armored Core 2: Another Age (PS2)
From Software, Simulation
26 188,314 188,314
60
183,531
Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 (DC)
Sega, Role-Playing
30 183,531 183,531
61
167,815
Mister Mosquito (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
21 167,815 167,815
62
154,589
Magical Vacation (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
4 154,589 154,589
63
149,097
Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters (GBA)
Konami, Misc
27 149,097 149,097
64
147,452
Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero (PS2)
Genki, Racing
21 147,452 147,452
65
145,844
Shenmue II (DC)
Sega, Adventure
17 145,844 145,844
66
144,651
Mr. Driller 2 (GBA)
Namco Bandai, Puzzle
41 144,651 144,651
67
140,940
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (GB)
Enix, Role-Playing
27 140,940 140,940
68
138,167
Monster Rancher 3 (PS2)
Tecmo, Simulation
23 138,167 138,167
69
137,846
Space Venus starring Morning Musume (PS2)
Sony Music Entertainment, Misc
19 137,846 137,846
70
379,448
The Bouncer (PS2)
Square, Action
30 137,793 379,448
71
132,209
Zone of the Enders (PS2)
Konami, Simulation
12 132,209 132,209
72
361,326
Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
28 132,012 361,326
73
7,169,180
Pokemon Gold / Silver Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
110 127,849 7,169,180
74
124,542
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001 (DC)
Capcom, Fighting
13 124,542 124,542
75
507,119
Final Fantasy (WS)
Square, Role-Playing
44 124,450 507,119
76
124,019
Extermination (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
17 124,019 124,019
77
119,227
Sonic Adventure 2 (DC)
Sega, Platform
12 119,227 119,227
78
118,642
Medarot 4: Kabuto / Kuwagata Version (GB)
Imagineer, Role-Playing
32 118,642 118,642
79
116,703
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Basic-han 2001 (N64)
Konami, Sports
40 116,703 116,703
80
1,053,284
Mario Tennis (N64)
Nintendo, Sports
76 115,690 1,053,284
81
664,283
Tales of Destiny II (PS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
34 112,436 664,283
82
4,094,966
Dragon Warrior VII (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
71 111,714 4,094,966
83
735,658
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (GB)
Nintendo, Puzzle
71 110,470 735,658
84
109,649
SD Gundam G Generation-F.I.F (PS)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
20 109,649 109,649
85
1,941,097
Super Smash Bros. (N64)
Nintendo, Fighting
154 109,320 1,941,097
86
429,677
Mario Tennis (GB)
Nintendo, Sports
61 107,027 429,677
87
105,796
Mega Man X6 (PS)
Capcom, Platform
5 105,796 105,796
88
104,853
Shadow Hearts (PS2)
Aruze Corp, Role-Playing
15 104,853 104,853
89
103,772
Mickey's Speedway USA (weekly JP sales) (N64)
Nintendo, Racing
37 103,772 103,772
90
152,562
Bomberman Land (PS)
Hudson Soft, Misc
36 103,226 152,562
91
100,971
Bomberman Tournament (GBA)
Hudson Soft, Puzzle
36 100,971 100,971
92
203,726
Phantasy Star Online (DC)
Sega, Role-Playing
33 99,590 203,726
93
97,641
L'Aigle de Guerre (GBA)
Nintendo, Strategy
34 97,641 97,641
94
344,366
Custom Robo V2 (N64)
Nintendo, Fighting
47 94,409 344,366
95
90,995
Lilie no Atelier: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 3 (PS2)
Gust, Role-Playing
20 90,995 90,995
96
87,212
World Stadium 5 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Sports
20 87,212 87,212
97
86,561
Shin Megami Tensei (PS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
17 86,561 86,561
98
84,159
Super Monkey Ball (GC)
Sega, Puzzle
16 84,159 84,159
99
889,703
Pokemon Card GB2: GRdan Sanjou (GB)
Nintendo, Strategy
40 82,905 889,703
100
296,014
Hamster Tarou (GB)
Jorudan, Simulation
101 80,323 296,014

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
GB 1,089,418(-67%) 30,935,048
DC 330,925(-19%) 2,224,155
WSC 308,318(+4%) 606,074
PockSt 198,748(-80%) 4,543,614
N64 101,802(-69%) 5,374,429
NGP 17,220(-86%) 366,508
WS 13,597(-94%) 1,116,735
Total 2,060,028(-64%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
PS2 15,254,122(+113%) 22,400,167
GB 6,146,540(-39%) 76,536,078
GBA 5,743,624(-39%) 5,743,624
PS 4,626,865(-71%) 135,992,964
GC 1,957,184(-71%) 1,957,184
N64 1,896,517(-72%) 31,742,638
DC 1,312,130(-51%) 8,244,393
WS 484,054(-30%) 1,427,250
SNES 8,864(-74%) 113,003,015
Total 37,429,900(-14%)