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
3,374,957
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
6 3,374,957 3,374,957
2
2,688,534
Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen Version (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
49 2,688,534 2,688,534
3
1,639,856
Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome (PS2)
Enix, Role-Playing
41 1,639,856 1,639,856
4
1,453,168
Pokemon Emerald Version (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
16 1,453,168 1,453,168
5
1,102,491
World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International (PS2)
Konami, Sports
22 1,102,491 1,102,491
6
1,062,910
Samurai Warriors (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
31 1,062,910 1,062,910
7
688,022
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
Konami, Action
3 688,022 688,022
8
673,884
Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
1 673,884 673,884
9
651,668
Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros. (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
47 651,668 651,668
10
649,182
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
38 649,182 649,182
11
549,770
Derby Stallion 04 (PS2)
Enterbrain, Sports
37 549,770 549,770
12
544,697
Pikmin 2 (GC)
Nintendo, Strategy
36 544,697 544,697
13
542,058
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (PS2)
Capcom, Action
19 542,058 542,058
14
537,218
World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International (JP version) (PS2)
Konami, Sports
38 537,218 537,218
15
507,280
Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
6 507,280 507,280
16
505,073
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
20 505,073 505,073
17
501,715
Tales of Rebirth (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
3 501,715 501,715
18
499,574
Super Robot Taisen MX (PS2)
Banpresto, Strategy
22 499,574 499,574
19
490,966
WarioWare Touched! (DS)
Nintendo, Puzzle
5 490,966 490,966
20
486,835
Mario Party 6 (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
7 486,835 486,835
21
446,168
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
24 446,168 446,168
22
417,150
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 11 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
25 417,150 417,150
23
414,935
WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA)
Nintendo, Puzzle
12 414,935 414,935
24
395,920
SD Gundam G Generation Seed (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
18 395,920 395,920
25
388,556
Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros. 2 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
21 388,556 388,556
26
382,298
Mario Power Tennis (GC)
Nintendo, Sports
10 382,298 382,298
27
356,799
J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou '04 (PS2)
Sega, Sports
28 356,799 356,799
28
348,089
Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
16 348,089 348,089
29
321,947
Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen! 3 (GC)
Tomy Corporation, Fighting
7 321,947 321,947
30
315,424
Dynasty Warriors 4 Empires (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
32 315,424 315,424
31
303,964
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
8 303,964 303,964
32
300,829
Suikoden IV (PS2)
Konami, Role-Playing
20 300,829 300,829
33
298,354
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
11 298,354 298,354
34
286,713
Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission (PS2)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
27 286,713 286,713
35
283,444
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
Nintendo, Strategy
13 283,444 283,444
36
279,052
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
23 279,052 279,052
37
278,251
Monster Hunter (PS2)
Capcom, Role-Playing
29 278,251 278,251
38
958,151
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun / Blue Moon (GBA)
Capcom, Role-Playing
51 270,602 958,151
39
5,171,274
Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire Version (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
111 262,011 5,171,274
40
237,727
Pokemon Dash (DS)
Nintendo, Racing
5 237,727 237,727
41
237,541
Classic NES Series: The Legend of Zelda (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
42 237,541 237,541
42
219,998
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
4 219,998 219,998
43
215,179
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
8 215,179 215,179
44
213,951
Densetsu no Stafi 3 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
22 213,951 213,951
45
201,850
Famicom Mini: Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu (GBA)
Konami, Platform
33 201,850 201,850
46
201,468
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA)
Nintendo, Puzzle
31 201,468 201,468
47
198,302
Classic NES Series: Ice Climber (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
42 198,302 198,302
48
182,375
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (PSP)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
3 182,375 182,375
49
168,691
Galactic Wrestling: Featuring Ultimate Muscle (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
21 168,691 168,691
50
167,957
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 (PS2)
Capcom, Action
17 167,957 167,957
51
166,565
Classic NES Series: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
21 166,565 166,565
52
166,018
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GC)
Nintendo, Platform
3 166,018 166,018
53
165,766
Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
40 165,766 165,766
54
165,378
Katamari Damacy (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Puzzle
42 165,378 165,378
55
164,911
Gyakuten Saiban 3 (GBA)
Capcom, Adventure
39 164,911 164,911
56
865,834
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GC)
Nintendo, Racing
61 156,482 865,834
57
770,728
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue (PS2)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
32 155,418 770,728
58
153,945
Ridge Racer (PSP)
Namco Bandai, Racing
3 153,945 153,945
59
728,383
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
78 149,838 728,383
60
450,145
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 (GC)
Tomy Corporation, Fighting
57 146,676 450,145
61
143,348
Dynasty Warriors (PSP)
Tecmo Koei, Action
3 143,348 143,348
62
137,959
Armored Core: Nexus (PS2)
From Software, Simulation
16 137,959 137,959
63
137,558
Power Pro Kun Pocket 1+2 (GBA)
Konami, Sports
23 137,558 137,558
64
728,610
Mario Party 5 (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
52 129,145 728,610
65
126,487
Classic NES Series: Dr. Mario (GBA)
Nintendo, Puzzle
28 126,487 126,487
66
123,958
Classic NES Series: Xevious (GBA)
Nintendo, Shooter
38 123,958 123,958
67
697,321
Pokemon Colosseum (GC)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
59 118,031 697,321
68
117,684
Classic NES Series: Pac-Man (GBA)
Nintendo, Puzzle
41 117,684 117,684
69
353,156
Momotarou Dentetsu 12 (PS2)
Hudson Soft, Misc
42 116,502 353,156
70
116,161
Famicom Mini: TwinBee (GBA)
Konami, Shooter
28 116,161 116,161
71
456,506
Donkey Konga (GC)
Nintendo, Misc
50 115,626 456,506
72
114,327
Classic NES Series: Bomberman (GBA)
Nintendo, Action
38 114,327 114,327
73
109,490
Daigasso! Band Brothers (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
5 109,490 109,490
74
289,300
Power Pro Kun Pocket 6 (GBA)
Konami, Sports
57 102,697 289,300
75
100,433
Famicom Mini: Famicom Tantei Club - Kieta Koukeisha Zenkouhen (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
21 100,433 100,433
76
96,204
Classic NES Series: Excitebike (GBA)
Nintendo, Racing
38 96,204 96,204
77
94,572
Famicom Mini: Mappy (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
38 94,572 94,572
78
465,988
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
48 93,767 465,988
79
92,751
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 11 (GC)
Konami, Sports
25 92,751 92,751
80
90,253
Famicom Mini: Famicom Tantei Club Part II - Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo Zenkouhen (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
21 90,253 90,253
81
487,517
Taiko no Tatsujin: Appare Sandaime (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Misc
46 85,868 487,517
82
83,891
Classic NES Series: Castlevania (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
21 83,891 83,891
83
83,835
Famicom Mini: Makaimura (GBA)
Capcom, Platform
28 83,835 83,835
84
82,052
Famicom Mini: Mario Bros. (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
28 82,052 82,052
85
254,143
Konjiki no Gashbell!! Makai no Bookmark (GBA)
Banpresto, Adventure
14 81,974 254,143
86
81,236
Dead or Alive Ultimate (XB)
Tecmo, Fighting
9 81,236 81,236
87
287,973
Donkey Kong Country (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
56 81,055 287,973
88
80,938
Famicom Mini: Adventure Island (GBA)
Hudson Soft, Action
28 80,938 80,938
89
80,889
RockMan EXE 4.5 Real Operation (GBA)
Capcom, Role-Playing
22 80,889 80,889
90
78,495
Famicom Mini: Famicom Mukashi Banashi - Shin Oniga Shima Zenkouhen (GBA)
Nintendo, Adventure
21 78,495 78,495
91
77,498
Famicom Mini: Star Soldier (GBA)
Nintendo, Shooter
35 77,498 77,498
92
317,664
From TV Animation One Piece: Grand Battle! 3 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
44 76,033 317,664
93
73,799
Famicom Mini: SD Gundam World Gachapon Senshi - Scramble Wars (GBA)
Nintendo, Strategy
21 73,799 73,799
94
72,261
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC)
Konami, Action
20 72,261 72,261
95
72,016
Feel the Magic XY/XX (DS)
Sega, Puzzle
6 72,016 72,016
96
71,708
Polarium (DS)
Nintendo, Puzzle
5 71,708 71,708
97
358,807
Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest: Shougeki No Shippo Dan (GBA)
Square Enix, Adventure
47 70,661 358,807
98
435,357
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (JP weekly sales) (GBA)
Nintendo, Misc
75 68,918 435,357
99
68,675
Famicom Mini: Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami (GBA)
Nintendo, Platform
21 68,675 68,675
100
66,713
Ninja Gaiden (XB)
Tecmo, Action
22 66,713 66,713

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
DS 1,393,782(N/A) 1,393,782
PSP 468,888(N/A) 468,888
SC 4,388(-92%) 203,731
GB 3,151(-93%) 31,301,489
Total 1,870,209(+1,821%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
PS2 16,331,468(-20%) 79,820,002
GBA 12,742,017(+11%) 39,030,987
GC 3,511,768(-52%) 18,135,353
DS 1,709,525(-52%) 1,709,525
PSP 740,715(-52%) 740,715
XB 206,844(-35%) 1,225,952
Total 35,242,337(-11%)