News

Media Create reveals Japan’s best-selling games of 2012

Written by: / / No Comments

Japanese sales tracker Media Create has released a list detailing the thirty best-selling titles of 2012. Only three games managed to sell over a million copies, and interestingly they all appeared on one of Nintendo’s handheld platforms.

Pokemon Black & White 2 Box Art

Pokémon Black/White 2 for DS sold just under 3 million copies between its release on June 23rd and the end of the year, while Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS sold just short of 2 million copies in two months. Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. 2 went on sale on July 28th and shifted 1 743 791 copies in five months.

The best-selling title for a home console during 2012 was the PS3 version of Resident Evil 6 with 833 012 copies sold.

Here’s Media Create’s 2012 software chart in full:

  • 1.) Pokémon Black/White 2 (Pokémon Co.) – DS – 2 919 977
  • 2.) Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) – 3DS – 1 969 955
  • 3.) New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo) – 3DS – 1 743 791
  • 4.) Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (Square Enix) – 3DS – 919 870
  • 5.) Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) – PS3 – 833 012
  • 6.) One Piece: Pirate Warriors (Namco Bandai) – PS3 – 828 150
  • 7.) Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) – 3DS – 748 797
  • 8.) Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo) – 3DS – 689 374
  • 9.) Mario Party 9 (Nintendo) – Wii – 641 348
  • 10.) Dragon Quest X (Square Enix) – Wii – 609 783
  • 11.) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom) – 3DS – 602 058
  • 12.) Yakuza 5 (Sega) – PS3 – 518 224
  • 13.) Dragon’s Dogma (Capcom) – PS3 – 467 375
  • 14.) Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo) – 3DS – 455 268
  • 15.) Tales of Xillia 2 (Namco Bandai) – PS3 – 428 913
  • 16.) Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) – 3DS – 402 133
  • 17.) Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (Konami) – PS3 – 399 340
  • 18.) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity (Pokémon Co.) – 3DS – 373 699
  • 19.) New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) – Wii U – 369 392
  • 20.) Wii Sports Resort w/MotionPlus pack-in (Nintendo) – Wii – 358 627
  • 21.) The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z (Namco Bandai) – PSP – 344 018
  • 22.) Pokémon Conquest (Pokémon Co.) – DS – 341 250
  • 23.) Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai) – 3DS – 340 533
  • 24.) Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom) – PS3 – 338 889
  • 25.) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix) – 3DS – 338 812
  • 26.) Run for Money Tousouchuu (Namco Bandai) – 3DS – 337 472
  • 27.) Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition (Namco Bandai) – Wii – 321 959
  • 28.) Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo) – 3DS – 316 133
  • 29.) Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone ‒ Neppuu/Raimei (Level-5) – 3DS – 314 016
  • 30.) Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) – 3DS – 296 040

Source: Media Create


Tags: , , , ,