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
2,767,350
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
Capcom, Role-Playing
41 2,767,350 2,767,350
2
2,295,013
Pokemon Platinum Version (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
17 2,295,013 2,295,013
3
3,099,110
Wii Fit (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
58 2,220,394 3,099,110
4
2,066,116
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
39 2,066,116 2,066,116
5
1,894,028
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
49 1,894,028 1,894,028
6
1,455,552
Rhythm Heaven (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
23 1,455,552 1,455,552
7
1,209,507
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
25 1,209,507 1,209,507
8
985,351
Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
9 985,351 985,351
9
969,900
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
Nintendo, Simulation
7 969,900 969,900
10
3,423,346
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
110 862,874 3,423,346
11
759,598
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)
Square Enix, Fighting
3 759,598 759,598
12
666,006
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
Konami, Action
30 666,006 666,006
13
650,098
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
Level 5, Adventure
6 650,098 650,098
14
624,797
Style Savvy (DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
11 624,797 624,797
15
616,540
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
42 616,540 616,540
16
615,572
Phantasy Star Portable (PSP)
Sega, Role-Playing
23 615,572 615,572
17
3,488,483
Mario Kart DS (DS)
Nintendo, Racing
161 598,461 3,488,483
18
2,664,011
Wii Play (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
110 596,477 2,664,011
19
1,850,022
Mario Party DS (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
61 589,017 1,850,022
20
488,790
Super Robot Taisen Z (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
15 488,790 488,790
21
482,709
Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin Master DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken (DS)
Namco Bandai, Misc
37 482,709 482,709
22
458,811
DS Bimoji Training (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
43 458,811 458,811
23
443,614
Jam With the Band (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
28 443,614 443,614
24
443,295
Chrono Trigger (DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
7 443,295 443,295
25
403,186
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)
Nintendo, Sports
51 403,186 403,186
26
400,973
Warriors Orochi 2 (JP sales) (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
40 400,973 400,973
27
393,870
Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam (PSP)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
7 393,870 393,870
28
5,555,213
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
137 388,063 5,555,213
29
545,382
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
56 382,005 545,382
30
5,044,307
Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
163 365,330 5,044,307
31
349,675
Wii Music (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
12 349,675 349,675
32
317,336
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2)
Atlus, Role-Playing
26 317,336 317,336
33
316,190
PES 2009: Pro Evolution Soccer (PS3)
Konami, Sports
6 316,190 316,190
34
313,498
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (PSP)
Konami, Sports
25 313,498 313,498
35
312,748
Derby Stallion DS (DS)
Enterbrain, Sports
28 312,748 312,748
36
312,651
Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
39 312,651 312,651
37
1,405,477
Mario Party 8 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
76 297,483 1,405,477
38
291,175
Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan! (PS3)
Sega, Adventure
44 291,175 291,175
39
881,646
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS)
Level 5, Adventure
58 287,165 881,646
40
280,963
White Knight Chronicles: International Edition (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
2 280,963 280,963
41
276,570
Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times (DS)
Konami, Role-Playing
8 276,570 276,570
42
275,861
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
Namco Bandai, Misc
4 275,861 275,861
43
275,691
Gundam Musou Special (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Action
45 275,691 275,691
44
269,734
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
22 269,734 269,734
45
259,883
Gundam Battle Universe (PSP)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
25 259,883 259,883
46
259,445
Deca Sports (Wii)
Hudson Soft, Sports
42 259,445 259,445
47
255,858
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai, Action
3 255,858 255,858
48
5,827,503
Pokemon Diamond / Pearl Version (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
120 255,729 5,827,503
49
252,765
Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)
Nintendo, Shooter
36 252,765 252,765
50
594,962
Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon! (DS)
Namco Bandai, Misc
76 252,044 594,962
51
1,753,219
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP)
Capcom, Role-Playing
98 249,645 1,753,219
52
245,548
Fossil Fighters (JP sales) (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
38 245,548 245,548
53
238,423
Inazuma Eleven (DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
20 238,423 238,423
54
1,005,273
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
62 235,150 1,005,273
55
234,339
Dynasty Warriors 6 (JP sales) (PS2)
Tecmo Koei, Action
14 234,339 234,339
56
228,496
Mario Super Sluggers (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
29 228,496 228,496
57
326,291
Zaidan Houjin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Kounin: KanKen DS 2 + Jouyou Kanji Jiten (DS)
Rocket Company, Misc
67 222,333 326,291
58
592,872
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
59 222,206 592,872
59
219,942
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
28 219,942 219,942
60
216,506
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
24 216,506 216,506
61
214,817
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Capcom, Action
10 214,817 214,817
62
1,010,860
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
84 212,884 1,010,860
63
5,129,134
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
158 209,557 5,129,134
64
209,061
J-League Winning Eleven 2008: Club Championship (PS2)
Konami, Sports
20 209,061 209,061
65
981,934
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
Level 5, Adventure
99 201,933 981,934
66
200,744
Quiz Magic Academy DS (DS)
Konami, Misc
17 200,744 200,744
67
198,971
Tales of Hearts (DS)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
3 198,971 198,971
68
1,518,216
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Darkness (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
69 197,700 1,518,216
69
600,127
Ganbaru Watashi no Kakei Diary (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
78 194,412 600,127
70
616,820
Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
55 191,344 616,820
71
191,089
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP)
Konami, Sports
41 191,089 191,089
72
189,173
Tottadoo! Yoiko no Mujintou Seikatsu (DS)
Namco Bandai, Adventure
40 189,173 189,173
73
182,095
Momotarou Dentetsu 20-Shuunen (DS)
Hudson Soft, Misc
3 182,095 182,095
74
181,073
Warriors Orochi (PSP)
Tecmo Koei, Action
46 181,073 181,073
75
179,684
Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (DS)
Sega, Sports
33 179,684 179,684
76
179,237
Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace / Red Joker (DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
8 179,237 179,237
77
178,269
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Action
3 178,269 178,269
78
175,128
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (PS2)
Konami, Sports
40 175,128 175,128
79
175,059
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
31 175,059 175,059
80
174,507
Tales of Vesperia (X360)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
22 174,507 174,507
81
174,244
Penguin no Mondai: Saikyou Penguin Densetsu! A Penguin's Troubles (DS)
Konami, Adventure
4 174,244 174,244
82
172,666
Super Robot Taisen A Portable (PSP)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
29 172,666 172,666
83
170,586
Tamagotchi no KiraKira Omisecchi (DS)
Namco Bandai, Misc
6 170,586 170,586
84
168,969
SimCity Creator (JP sales) (DS)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
42 168,969 168,969
85
1,188,984
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
59 167,947 1,188,984
86
167,686
Dragon Ball: Origins (JP & incomplete US sales) (DS)
Namco Bandai, Adventure
16 167,686 167,686
87
3,988,942
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (DS)
Nintendo, Misc
190 167,431 3,988,942
88
166,754
Karaoke Joysound Wii (Wii)
Hudson Soft, Misc
-29 166,754 166,754
89
165,591
Saka-Tsuku DS: Touch and Direct (DS)
Sega, Sports
7 165,591 165,591
90
164,488
Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands (DS)
Marvelous Interactive, Simulation
46 164,488 164,488
91
160,858
What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (PSP)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
12 160,858 160,858
92
160,213
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard (DS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
34 160,213 160,213
93
158,904
Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
33 158,904 158,904
94
157,539
Active Life: Outdoor Challenge (Wii)
Namco Bandai, Sports
32 157,539 157,539
95
156,902
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou - Axis no Kyoui (PSP)
Namco Bandai, Strategy
21 156,902 156,902
96
523,889
Tales of Destiny (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Role-Playing
91 155,439 523,889
97
155,263
Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
Sega, Role-Playing
37 155,263 155,263
98
154,067
The Legendary Starfy (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
26 154,067 154,067
99
151,286
Macross Ace Frontier (PSP)
Namco Bandai, Simulation
13 151,286 151,286
100
149,974
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (PS2)
Namco Bandai, Fighting
5 149,974 149,974

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Japan Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
DS 4,246,266(-41%) 25,480,841
PSP 3,801,116(+24%) 11,408,129
Wii 3,018,864(-18%) 7,654,642
PS3 1,065,808(-13%) 2,757,025
X360 345,745(+34%) 888,983
Total 12,477,799(-19%)  

Japan Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
DS 27,519,889(-25%) 115,350,402
Wii 14,151,596(+19%) 28,074,650
PSP 9,170,591(+61%) 23,469,833
PS2 6,287,029(-40%) 130,802,462
PS3 5,515,079(+84%) 8,990,368
X360 1,940,220(+44%) 4,163,657
GBA 5,619(-99%) 46,542,191
Total 64,590,023(-7%)