Japan in 2012: Nintendo dominates software charts

The latest Pokémon games sold almost three million units in 2012, outselling second-placed title Animal Crossing: New Leaf by around one million units in Japan. The only games on non-Nintendo formats in the top ten were Resident Evil 6 and One Piece: Pirate Warriors, both for PS3.

3DS titles took up half of the top 30, with PS3 claiming seven places. Wii accounted for four slots in the top 30, while DS took two (Pokemon Black/White 2 and Pokemon Conquest) while Wii U and PSP claimed one place – New Super Mario Bros. U and The Second Super Robot Taisen Z respectively.

The data, published by 4Gamer, collated by Media-Create and translated by Siliconera, also revealed total lifetime hardware sales to date:

- PlayStation 2: 21,833,215

- PSP: 19,453,023

- Wii: 12,638,836

- PlayStation 3: 8,860,082

- Nintendo 3DS: 7,689,512

- Nintendo 3DS XL: 2,090,372

- PlayStation Vita: 1,130,820

- Xbox 360: 1,613,832

Figures were not provided for Nintendo DS.

The top 30 selling videogames in Japan for 2012 were as follows:

1. Pokemon Black/White 2 (DS)

2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)

4. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry Wonderland (3DS)

5. Resident Evil 6 (PS3)

6. One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)

7. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

8. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)

9. Mario Party 9 (Wii)

10. Dragon Quest X (Wii)

11. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)

12. Yakuza 5 (PS3)

13. Dragon’s Dogma (PS3)

14. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)

15. Tales Of Xillia 2 (PS3)

16. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)

17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3)

18. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates Of Infinity (3DS)

19. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)

20. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

21. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z (PSP)

22. Pokemon Conquest (DS)

23. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (3DS)

24. Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City (PS3)

25. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)

26. Run For Money Tousouchuu (3DS)

27. Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition (Wii)

28. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)

29. Inazuma Eleven Go 2 (3DS)

30. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)


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