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Top 5 grossing portable games of 2015 worldwide

Posted on March 29, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

App Annie published a report this month about gaming. On one particular page, there’s some interesting data pertaining to sales of portable titles last year.

Here’s the lineup of the top 5 grossing portable games worldwide:

1. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
2. Monster Hunter Generations
3. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
4. Yo-kai Watch Busters
5. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Two Japan-only games made the list: Monster Hunter Generations (coming out this summer in the west) and Yo-kai Watch Busters. The entire lineup isn’t too much of a surprise!

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  • awng0781

    AC Happy Home Designer sold around 3 million, and it was the top grossing handheld game of 2015. In other words, 2015 was a pretty crappy year for handheld games, especially in the west where Monster Hunter Generations and Yokai Watch Busters weren’t released. Thankfully, 2016 should be a better year thanks to a new Pokémon titles and increased western localizations.

    Nintendo needs to realize that 1) Pokémon needs to be annualized (Pokémon Z should have been a 2015 holiday title) and 2) software unification between their handhelds and consoles needs to happen, and I believe it will with the NX (imagine how much better 2015 would have been for 3DS if Splatoon and Mario Maker were released on it).

    • rubmybelly2127

      Pokemon should not be annualized, you can’t think of a new generation of pokemon that quickly.

      • awng0781

        I didn’t say a new generation is needed every year. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is not a new generation. Neither would a Pokemon Z, if it existed.

    • MagcargoMan

      “Pokémon needs to be annualized”

      No series should be annualised. Annualised series stagnate fast.

      • awng0781

        Pokémon is almost annualized anyways. Not having, say, a Pokémon Z for last year hurt the 3DS and portable gaming in general last holiday.