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
3,205,555
Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire Version (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
6 3,205,555 3,205,555
2
1,155,169
World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International (PS2)
Konami, Sports
36 1,155,169 1,155,169
3
1,053,113
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny (PS2)
Capcom, Adventure
43 1,053,113 1,053,113
4
836,966
Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
40 836,966 836,966
5
753,058
Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
Nintendo, Platform
24 753,058 753,058
6
705,348
Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
18 705,348 705,348
7
688,439
Tales of Destiny 2 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
5 688,439 688,439
8
687,257
Mario Party 4 (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
8 687,257 687,257
9
646,244
Super Robot Taisen Impact (PS2)
Banpresto, Strategy
25 646,244 646,244
10
556,112
Virtua Fighter 4 (PS2)
Sega, Fighting
41 556,112 556,112
11
555,822
From TV Animation One Piece: Grand Battle 2 (PS)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
41 555,822 555,822
12
555,352
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC)
Nintendo, Adventure
3 555,352 555,352
13
546,780
Soccer Tsuku 2002: J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! (PS2)
Sega, Sports
43 546,780 546,780
14
543,192
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
10 543,192 543,192
15
512,357
Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibouken 3: Fushigi no Dungeon (PS2)
Enix, Role-Playing
9 512,357 512,357
16
494,621
SD Gundam G Generation Neo (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
5 494,621 494,621
17
451,381
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
35 451,381 451,381
18
435,891
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 9 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
24 435,891 435,891
19
426,514
Jikkyou World Soccer 2000 Final Edition (PS2)
Konami, Sports
106 426,514 426,514
20
417,072
Gran Turismo Concept 2001 Tokyo (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
24 417,072 417,072
21
410,030
Boku no Natsuyasumi 2: Umi no Bouken Hen (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
25 410,030 410,030
22
815,134
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
55 409,845 815,134
23
399,968
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
15 399,968 399,968
24
392,872
Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Shooter
22 392,872 392,872
25
610,978
Animal Crossing (GC)
Nintendo, Simulation
55 391,190 610,978
26
390,194
Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue / White Version (GBA)
Capcom, Role-Playing
4 390,194 390,194
27
382,091
Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou Zeon Dokuritsu Sensouden (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
35 382,091 382,091
28
380,819
Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
40 380,819 380,819
29
376,826
Suikoden III (PS2)
Konami, Role-Playing
25 376,826 376,826
30
1,200,830
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
Nintendo, Fighting
58 364,991 1,200,830
31
361,914
Unlimited Saga (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
2 361,914 361,914
32
361,764
Kamaitachi no Yoru 2 (PS2)
ChunSoft, Adventure
24 361,764 361,764
33
330,985
Resident Evil (GC)
Capcom, Action
41 330,985 330,985
34
327,164
Resident Evil Zero (GC)
Capcom, Action
6 327,164 327,164
35
326,747
Tekken 4 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
30 326,747 326,747
36
324,279
Ape Escape 2 (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
24 324,279 324,279
37
321,830
Densetsu no Stafi (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
17 321,830 321,830
38
1,056,224
Dynasty Warriors 3 (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
67 317,531 1,056,224
39
312,850
Hamster Club 3 (GBA)
Jorudan, Simulation
40 312,850 312,850
40
299,698
(PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
31 299,698 299,698
41
297,643
Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Misc
10 297,643 297,643
42
292,236
Ratchet & Clank (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
4 292,236 292,236
43
289,213
Wild ARMs 3 (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
27 289,213 289,213
44
287,708
Sakura Wars 4: Koi Seyo,Otome (DC)
Sega, Adventure
19 287,708 287,708
45
284,842
Star Fox Adventures (GC)
Nintendo, Adventure
14 284,842 284,842
46
1,205,554
Hot Shots Golf 3 (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
75 278,558 1,205,554
47
277,407
Power Pro Kun Pocket 4 (GBA)
Konami, Sports
44 277,407 277,407
48
269,658
Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
27 269,658 269,658
49
268,842
Final Fantasy X International (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
-59 268,842 268,842
50
260,133
.hack//Infection Part 1 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
28 260,133 260,133
51
256,821
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards (JP weekly sales) (GBA)
Konami, Role-Playing
26 256,821 256,821
52
485,143
Momotarou Dentetsu X: Kyuushuu-hen mo Arubai (PS2)
Hudson Soft, Misc
55 252,897 485,143
53
248,764
Way of the Samurai (PS2)
Spike, Action
26 248,764 248,764
54
247,430
Grandia Xtreme (PS2)
Enix, Role-Playing
20 247,430 247,430
55
246,960
Super Robot Taisen R (GBA)
Banpresto, Strategy
22 246,960 246,960
56
246,841
Netsu Chu! Pro Yakyuu 2002 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Sports
37 246,841 246,841
57
883,565
Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon (PS2)
Capcom, Simulation
43 242,865 883,565
58
242,243
Tennis no Oji-Sama: Genius Boys Academy (GBA)
Konami, Sports
29 242,243 242,243
59
239,256
Momotarou Dentetsu 11 (PS2)
Hudson Soft, Misc
4 239,256 239,256
60
237,153
Mega Man Zero (GBA)
Capcom, Platform
36 237,153 237,153
61
229,189
Armored Core 3 (PS2)
From Software, Simulation
33 229,189 229,189
62
1,271,021
Pokemon Crystal Version (GB)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
107 226,899 1,271,021
63
547,579
Pikmin (GC)
Nintendo, Strategy
62 196,155 547,579
64
195,461
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Aladdin A (PS2)
Sammy Corporation, Misc
24 195,461 195,461
65
195,346
Dead or Alive 3 (XB)
Tecmo, Fighting
45 195,346 195,346
66
195,157
.hack//Mutation Part 2 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
15 195,157 195,157
67
192,990
Dark Cloud 2 (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
5 192,990 192,990
68
191,941
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
29 191,941 191,941
69
188,229
From TV Animation One Piece: Treasure Battle! (GC)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
9 188,229 188,229
70
184,501
Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King (PS2)
Banpresto, Adventure
5 184,501 184,501
71
182,355
Shaman King: Spirit of Shamans (PS)
Namco Bandai, Action
30 182,355 182,355
72
180,313
Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
1 180,313 180,313
73
1,197,209
Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (PS)
Enix, Role-Playing
46 171,116 1,197,209
74
169,427
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 (GBA)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
10 169,427 169,427
75
168,464
Sword of the Samurai (PS2)
Genki, Fighting
22 168,464 168,464
76
164,547
PoPoLoCrois: Hajimari no Bouken (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
20 164,547 164,547
77
840,016
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
Nintendo, Racing
76 160,733 840,016
78
159,371
Dynasty Tactics (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
21 159,371 159,371
79
450,180
World Soccer Winning Eleven 5 Final Evolution (PS2)
Konami, Sports
22 159,010 450,180
80
157,991
Shinobi (PS2)
Sega, Platform
4 157,991 157,991
81
155,014
2002 FIFA World Cup (PS2)
Electronic Arts, Sports
23 155,014 155,014
82
152,341
Disaster Report (PS2)
Irem Software Engineering, Action
24 152,341 152,341
83
152,001
Final Fantasy XI: Online (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
33 152,001 152,001
84
202,741
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (GC)
Sega, Platform
54 148,301 202,741
85
215,198
Sonic Advance (GBA)
Sega, Platform
54 147,253 215,198
86
145,449
Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest (GC)
Nintendo, Adventure
30 145,449 145,449
87
144,999
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Moujuu-Oh S (PS2)
Sammy Corporation, Misc
2 144,999 144,999
88
144,969
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (GC)
Sega, Role-Playing
16 144,969 144,969
89
491,876
Wario Land 4 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
71 141,638 491,876
90
139,098
Doshin the Giant (GC)
Nintendo, Simulation
31 139,098 139,098
91
126,882
Nobunaga no Yabou: Ranseiki (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Strategy
33 126,882 126,882
92
844,165
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
Konami, Action
46 122,512 844,165
93
121,977
Gyakuten Saiban 2 (GBA)
Capcom, Action
11 121,977 121,977
94
N/A
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS2)
Unknown, Fighting
5 121,906 N/A
95
117,285
.hack//Outbreak Part 3 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
3 117,285 117,285
96
116,980
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2002 (PS)
Konami, Sports
29 116,980 116,980
97
111,408
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 9 (GC)
Konami, Sports
24 111,408 111,408
98
110,195
Guilty Gear X2 (PS2)
Sammy Corporation, Fighting
3 110,195 110,195
99
440,534
Luigi's Mansion (GC)
Nintendo, Action
68 107,803 440,534
100
261,872
Magical Vacation (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
29 107,283 261,872

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
GB 320,766(-71%) 31,255,814
SC 144,522(-71%) 144,522
WSC 120,738(-61%) 726,812
DC 7,873(-98%) 2,232,028
N64 2,745(-97%) 5,377,174
PockSt 1,462(-99%) 4,545,076
Total 598,106(-71%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
PS2 20,676,274(+36%) 43,076,441
GBA 9,042,144(+57%) 14,785,768
GC 5,342,984(+173%) 7,300,168
PS 2,054,893(-56%) 138,047,857
XB 698,873(-56%) 698,873
GB 646,062(-89%) 77,182,140
DC 291,154(-78%) 8,535,547
N64 193,207(-90%) 31,935,845
WS 7,999(-98%) 1,435,249
Total 38,953,590(+4%)