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
2,062,541
Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
43 2,062,541 2,062,541
2
4,909,263
Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire Version (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
59 1,703,708 4,909,263
3
1,122,246
Dynasty Warriors 4 (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
45 1,122,246 1,122,246
4
1,117,250
World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International (PS2)
Konami, Sports
-6 1,117,250 1,117,250
5
458,660
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
Square Enix, Action
38 886,028 458,660
6
709,352
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GC)
Nintendo, Racing
9 709,352 709,352
7
687,549
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun / Blue Moon (GBA)
Capcom, Role-Playing
4 687,549 687,549
8
651,765
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega MicroGame$ (GBA)
Nintendo, Puzzle
42 651,765 651,765
9
642,094
Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart (GBA)
Enix, Role-Playing
41 642,094 642,094
10
615,310
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
5 615,310 615,310
11
603,165
Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
18 603,165 603,165
12
599,465
Mario Party 5 (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
6 599,465 599,465
13
595,510
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen α (PS2)
Banpresto, Strategy
27 595,510 595,510
14
579,290
Pokemon Colosseum (GC)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
7 579,290 579,290
15
578,545
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
26 578,545 578,545
16
563,833
Mobile Suit Z Gundam: AEUG vs. Titans (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
5 563,833 563,833
17
553,494
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
36 553,494 553,494
18
547,841
Star Ocean: Till The End of Time (PS2)
Enix, Role-Playing
45 547,841 547,841
19
518,399
J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 3 (PS2)
Sega, Sports
25 518,399 518,399
20
511,035
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 10 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
25 511,035 511,035
21
509,005
Devil May Cry 2 (PS2)
Capcom, Action
31 509,005 509,005
22
500,437
Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
15 500,437 500,437
23
851,378
Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue / White Version (GBA)
Capcom, Role-Playing
48 461,184 851,378
24
744,907
Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Misc
63 447,264 744,907
25
438,313
Kirby Air Ride (GC)
Nintendo, Racing
26 438,313 438,313
26
423,676
Taiko no Tatsujin: Doki! Shinkyoku Darake no Haru Matsuri (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Misc
41 423,676 423,676
27
408,145
Resident Evil Outbreak (PS2)
Capcom, Action
4 408,145 408,145
28
401,649
Taiko no Tatsujin: Appare Sandaime (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Misc
10 401,649 401,649
29
375,627
Densetsu no Stafi 2 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
18 375,627 375,627
30
374,010
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ (GC)
Nintendo, Puzzle
12 374,010 374,010
31
372,221
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
7 372,221 372,221
32
978,147
Animal Crossing (GC)
Nintendo, Simulation
108 367,169 978,147
33
366,439
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (JP weekly sales) (GBA)
Nintendo, Misc
23 366,439 366,439
34
353,686
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (GC)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
22 353,686 353,686
35
340,880
Donkey Konga (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
4 340,880 340,880
36
334,285
Mother 1+2 (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
29 334,285 334,285
37
326,676
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
43 326,676 326,676
38
862,558
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
63 319,366 862,558
39
306,565
Tales of Symphonia (GC)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
19 306,565 306,565
40
303,469
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 (GC)
Tomy Corporation, Fighting
5 303,469 303,469
41
295,305
Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
Capcom, Action
15 295,305 295,305
42
290,946
Fire Emblem (GBA)
Nintendo, Strategy
37 290,946 290,946
43
288,146
Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest: Shougeki No Shippo Dan (GBA)
Square Enix, Adventure
8 288,146 288,146
44
287,520
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (JP sales) (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
11 287,520 287,520
45
840,467
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC)
Nintendo, Adventure
56 285,115 840,467
46
284,162
Sword of Mana (GBA)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
19 284,162 284,162
47
283,831
Netsu Chu! Pro Yakyuu 2003 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Sports
32 283,831 283,831
48
568,876
Ratchet & Clank (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
32 276,640 568,876
49
272,174
Hamster Club 4: Shigessa Daidassou (GBA)
Jorudan, Simulation
25 272,174 272,174
50
266,624
Initial D: Special Stage (PS2)
Sega, Racing
28 266,624 266,624
51
255,112
Drakengard (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
17 255,112 255,112
52
254,190
Power Pro Kun Pocket 5 (GBA)
Konami, Sports
45 254,190 254,190
53
252,623
Pokemon Box: Ruby and Sapphire (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
32 252,623 252,623
54
250,406
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2)
Atlus, Role-Playing
27 250,406 250,406
55
250,274
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (PS2)
From Software, Action
27 250,274 250,274
56
241,631
From TV Animation One Piece: Grand Battle! 3 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
4 241,631 241,631
57
241,168
Summon Night 3 (PS2)
Banpresto, Role-Playing
16 241,168 241,168
58
240,380
Sakura Wars: Atsuki Chishio Ni (PS2)
Sega, Role-Playing
25 240,380 240,380
59
236,654
Momotarou Dentetsu 12 (PS2)
Hudson Soft, Misc
4 236,654 236,654
60
661,501
Jikkyou World Soccer 2000 Final Edition (PS2)
Konami, Sports
149 234,987 661,501
61
229,571
Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2 (PS2)
Sega, Sports
29 229,571 229,571
62
227,289
Super Robot Taisen D (GBA)
Banpresto, Strategy
22 227,289 227,289
63
227,192
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GC)
Nintendo, Sports
18 227,192 227,192
64
914,420
Mario Party 4 (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
61 227,163 914,420
65
220,900
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Action
23 220,900 220,900
66
218,491
Way of the Samurai 2 (PS2)
Spike, Action
13 218,491 218,491
67
456,638
Momotarou Dentetsu 11 (PS2)
Hudson Soft, Misc
57 217,382 456,638
68
394,680
Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
28 214,367 394,680
69
206,918
Donkey Kong Country (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
4 206,918 206,918
70
205,114
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3 (PS2)
Genki, Racing
24 205,114 205,114
71
204,595
Front Mission 4 (PS2)
Square Enix, Strategy
3 204,595 204,595
72
202,397
Naruto: Clash of Ninja (JP sales) (GC)
Tomy Corporation, Fighting
39 202,397 202,397
73
601,049
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
68 201,081 601,049
74
199,259
Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
2 199,259 199,259
75
555,484
Unlimited Saga (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
26 193,570 555,484
76
N/A
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (JP weekly sales) (PS2)
Unknown, Action
5 188,755 N/A
77
186,603
Power Pro Kun Pocket 6 (GBA)
Konami, Sports
5 186,603 186,603
78
184,599
Monster Rancher 4 (PS2)
Tecmo, Simulation
21 184,599 184,599
79
180,526
Super Robot Taisen: Scramble Commander (PS2)
Banpresto, Strategy
9 180,526 180,526
80
172,173
Mega Man Zero 2 (GBA)
Capcom, Platform
36 172,173 172,173
81
172,169
Konjiki no Gashbell!! Makai no Bookmark (GBA)
Banpresto, Adventure
-27 172,169 172,169
82
171,273
Hanjuku Eiyuu Tai 3D (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
17 171,273 171,273
83
169,738
Metroid Fusion (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
38 169,738 169,738
84
167,447
Tales of Phantasia (GBA)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
23 167,447 167,447
85
164,249
Far East of Eden II: Manji Maru (PS2)
Hudson Soft, Role-Playing
14 164,249 164,249
86
2,647,467
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Square, Role-Playing
129 162,737 2,647,467
87
162,640
Armored Core: Silent Line (PS2)
From Software, Simulation
23 162,640 162,640
88
1,362,738
Hot Shots Golf 3 (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
128 157,184 1,362,738
89
140,549
Mega Man X7 (PS2)
Capcom, Platform
25 140,549 140,549
90
139,718
From TV Animation One Piece: Grand Battle! 3 (GC)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
4 139,718 139,718
91
138,733
Taiko no Tatsujin: Waku Waku Anime Matsuri (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Misc
3 138,733 138,733
92
137,589
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 10 Chou Ketteiban: 2003 Memorial (PS2)
Konami, Sports
3 137,589 137,589
93
281,988
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Moujuu-Oh S (PS2)
Sammy Corporation, Misc
38 136,989 281,988
94
212,566
Sonic Advance 2 (GBA)
Sega, Platform
55 136,588 212,566
95
135,295
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (XB)
Tecmo, Sports
24 135,295 135,295
96
134,692
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
20 134,692 134,692
97
129,038
SoulCalibur II (JP weekly data) (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
29 129,038 129,038
98
449,458
Densetsu no Stafi (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
70 127,628 449,458
99
120,201
Viewtiful Joe (GC)
Capcom, Action
28 120,201 120,201
100
118,937
Nintendo Puzzle Collection (GC)
Nintendo, Puzzle
48 118,937 118,937

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
SC 54,821(-62%) 199,343
GB 42,524(-87%) 31,298,338
WSC 13,915(-88%) 740,727
Total 111,260(-81%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
PS2 20,412,093(-1%) 63,488,534
GBA 11,503,202(+27%) 26,288,970
GC 7,323,417(+37%) 14,623,585
XB 320,235(-54%) 1,019,108
PS 161,197(-92%) 138,209,054
GB 76,430(-88%) 77,258,570
N64 18,910(-90%) 31,954,755
Total 39,815,484(+3%)