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Japan: top 20 best-selling games of 2016

Posted on January 9, 2017 by in 3DS, News, Wii U

NeoGAF user horuhe has compiled the data of Japan’s best-selling games of the year using weekly Media Create top 20 charts. It may not be complete, but it gives us a look at the Japanese software market and what games they enjoy the most.

We can also have a look at the Wii U and 3DS top 20 best-sellers before the official Media Create charts come available in a few weeks.

Media Create Sales: CY 2016 (2016.01.04 – 2017.01.01)

01./00. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 2.949.287 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 1.301.522 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 884.422 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 790.530 / NEW
05./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 607.574 / NEW
06./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 561.508 / NEW
07./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 545.019 / NEW
08./00. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 511.880 / NEW
09./10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 457.746 / 1.042.463 (-22%)
10./04. [WiiU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 378.090 / 1.532.079 (-67%)
11./00. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 358.774 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 312.500 / NEW
13./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800) – 305.250 / NEW
14./00. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 289.586 / NEW
15./00. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) – 281.265 / NEW
16./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 259.001 / NEW
17./00. [WiiU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 257.654 / NEW
18./00. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 245.424 / NEW
19./00. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 238.675 / NEW
20./00. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 237.636 / NEW

Now, the data sorted per platform:

Nintendo 3DS
01./00. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 2.949.287 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 1.301.522 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 790.530 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 607.574 / NEW
05./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 561.508 / NEW
06./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 545.019 / NEW
07./00. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 511.880 / NEW
08./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800) – 305.250 / NEW
09./00. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 245.424 / NEW
10./00. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 238.675 / NEW
11./00. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 199.500 / NEW
12./00. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥4.980) – 196.452 / NEW
13./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800) – 193.467 / 2.715.326 (-92%)
14./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) – 177.592 / NEW
15./00. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) – 175.048 / NEW
16./00. [3DS] Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 159.055 / 2.906.837 (-66%)
17./00. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon Dual Pack <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥9.960) – 157.492 / NEW
18./00. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) – 137.580 / NEW
19./00. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 135.024 / NEW
20./00. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 125.127 / 2.714.357 (-18%)

Wii U
01./00. [WiiU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 378.090 / 1.532.079 (-67%)
02./00. [WiiU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 257.654 / NEW
03./00. [WiiU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 229.535 / 956.420 (-68%)
04./00. [WiiU] Pokkén Tournament # <FTG> (Pokémon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 136.478 / NEW
05./00. [WiiU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.01.28} (¥4.700) – 93.879 / NEW
06./00. [WiiU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) – 92.741 / NEW
07./00. [WiiU] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2016.03.10} (¥5.700) – 59.987 / NEW
08./00. [WiiU] Paper Mario: Color Splash <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 37.093 / NEW
09./00. [WiiU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) – 36.177 / NEW
10./00. [WiiU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥5.700) – 8.135 / NEW

 

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  • hi v3.0

    Hate those Mario Maker 3DS numbers

  • Roto Prime

    Love those Mario Maker 3DS numbers <3

  • Mohammed Allha

    They should add digital sales

  • theFooFighter

    Indifferent to those Mario maker 3ds numbers

    • ronin4life

      Didn’t ‘get’ what you meant by this comment until I scrolled down some more lol

  • Sinara Centeno

    Incredible, the top 8 are new game. So will sale many more in 2017!

  • Yay~! Go Pokemon, Youkai Watch and Kirby! ♥ I hope Kirby’s presence continues strong and even increases! ^o^

  • Rafael Bueno

    Well at least Yokai 3 wasn’t a total flop
    Being no. 2 is a good thing tbh