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Japanese sales: top 10 publishers of 2015

Posted on December 18, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Wii U

Famitsu has shared a comprehensive listing of the top 10 publishers of 2015 based on sales in Japan. It’s not quite the full year though, as the tracking period was between December 29, 2014 and November 29, 2015.

In any case, here’s the publisher ranking:

1. Nintendo – 7.090.000
2. Bandai Namco – 4.100.000
3. Square Enix – 2.910.000
4. Capcom – 2.690.000
5. Level 5 – 2.420.000
6. Konami – 1.230.000
7. Sony Computer Entertainment – 1.120.000
8. Koei Tecmo – 860.000
9. Sega – 810.000
10. Pokemon Company – 750.000

Head past the break for the top five game sales by publisher. Keep in mind that digital sales are not included.

1. Nintendo

1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 1.150.500
2. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 819.940
3. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥5.076) – 536.121
4. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 511.024
5. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076) – 446.559

2. Bandai Namco

1. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.01.22} (¥8.715) – 368.829
2. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥6.145) – 341.840
3. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥6.664) – 190.716
4. [PSV] God Eater: Resurrection <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.29} (¥5.627) – 154.903
5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥8.424) – 153.208

3. Square Enix

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) – 857.005
2. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) – 456.094
3. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) – 324.936
4. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} (¥6.458) – 165.221
5. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.03.19} (¥7.344) – 136.020

4. Capcom

1. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥6.264) – 1.542.104
2. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken # <ADV> (Capcom) {2015.07.09} (¥6.264) – 190.080
3. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 188.312 / 2.569.489
4. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 <ADV> (Capcom) {2015.03.19} (¥5.389) – 128.877
5. [3DS] Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village DX <ETC> (Capcom) {2015.09.10} (¥4.309) – 104.186

5. Level 5

1. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 1.655.528
2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 618.819 / 2.626.146
3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 113.107 / 3.163.285

6. Konami

1. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 417.970
2. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 231.826
3. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥8.208) – 124.380
4. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.128) – 108.995
5. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥7.538) – 87.450

7. Sony Computer Entertainment

1. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 381.968
2. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥8.532) – 239.833
3. [PS4] Bloodborne # <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.26} (¥7.452) – 209.274
4. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops III <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥6.372) – 46.738
5. [PS4] The Order: 1886 # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.02.20} (¥6.372) – 44.258

8. Koei Tecmo

1. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.02.11} (¥6.264) – 71.531
2. [PSV] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥6.264) – 50.109
3. [PS4] Yoru no Nai Kuni # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.10.01} (¥7.344) – 44.689
4. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4-II # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.02.11} (¥6.264) – 38.815
5. [PSV] Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.11.19} (¥6.264) – 33.774

9. Sega

1. [PS3] Yakuza 0 <ADV> (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.845) – 242.112
2. [PS4] Yakuza 0 <ADV> (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.845) – 143.653
3. [3DS] 7th Dragon III Code: VFD <RPG> (Sega) {2015.10.15} (¥6.469) – 96.121
4. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe <ACT> (Sega) {2015.05.28} (¥5.378) – 63.540
5. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 3: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2015.03.19} (¥5.378) – 30.576

10. Pokemon Company

1. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 437.405 / 2.902.255
2. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥5.076) – 264.436
3. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 23.975 / 4.478.300

11. Electronic Arts

1. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.11.19} (¥8.424) – 128.335
2. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} (¥7.884) – 112.110
3. [PS3] Battlefield: Hardline <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} (¥7.884) – 61.186
4. [PS4] FIFA 16 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.10.08} (¥8.424) – 34.571
5. [PS4] Battlefield 4: Premium Edition <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.11.13} (¥9.504) – 27.218 / ?

12. Spike Chunsoft

1. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.856) – 143.409
2. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.12.04} (¥5.378) – 58.101 / 112.682
3. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.01.15} (¥6.458) – 48.475
4. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.06.04} (¥5.184) – 33.859
5. [PS4] Saints Row IV: Re-Elected <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.04.16} (¥6.264) – 16.764

13. GungHo Online Entertainment

1. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) – 315.684
2. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 21.745 / 1.470.222

14. Atlus

1. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night # <ACT> (Atlus) {2015.06.25} (¥7.538) – 117.852
2. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Atlus) {2015.03.05} (¥7.538) – 91.657
3. [3DS] Devil Survivor 2: Break Record <SLG> (Atlus) {2015.01.29} (¥6.458) – 74.286
4. [PSV] Persona 4: Golden [PlayStation Vita the Best] <RPG> (Atlus) {2015.02.05} (¥4.298) – 19.696
5. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight <RPG> (Atlus) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 10.278 / ?

15. Marvelous

1. [3DS] Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale <RPG> (Marvelous) {2015.06.18} (¥6.458) – 73.346
2. [PSV] Senran Kagura Estival Versus # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2015.03.26} (¥7.538) – 71.347
3. [PSV] IA/VT: Colorful # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2015.07.30} (¥5.184) – 47.540
4. [PS4] Senran Kagura Estival Versus # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2015.03.26} (¥8.618) – 36.834
5. [PSV] Luminous Arc: Infinity <SLG> (Marvelous) {2015.08.06} (¥7.344) – 29.253

16. Warner Entertainment Japan

1. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.07.16} (¥8.208) – 79.759
2. [PS4] Dying Light <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.04.16} (¥8.208) – 61.367
3. [PS4] Mad Max <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.10.01} (¥8.208) – 24.669
4. [3DS] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.01.22} (¥5.076) – 24.150
5. [3DS] LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.09.03} (¥5.076) – 14.554

17. Ubisoft

1. [PS4] Far Cry 4 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.01.29} (¥9.072) – 66.476
2. [PS3] Far Cry 4 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.01.29} (¥7.992) – 56.782
3. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.11.12} (¥9.072) – 52.591
4. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2014.12.11} (¥7.792) – 12.229 / ?
5. [PS4] The Lord of the Fallen <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2015.02.12} (¥7.992) – 10.073

18. FuRyu

1. [3DS] The Legend of Legacy <RPG> (FuRyu) {2015.01.22} (¥6.458) – 74.139
2. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Jounetsu Fight! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2015.04.16} (¥5.378) – 36.791
3. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Uchuu Eiyuuki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2015.03.05} (¥5.378) – 31.528
4. [3DS] New Prince of Tennis: Go to the Top <ADV> (FuRyu) {2015.03.05} (¥6.151) – 31.099
5. [PSV] To Love-Ru Trouble: Darkness – True Princess # <ACT> (FuRyu) {2015.11.05} (¥7.538) – 23.552

19. Idea Factory

1. [PSV] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Furi no Shou # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.09.25} (¥6.804) – 19.800
2. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.02.26} (¥6.264) – 19.594
3. [PSV] Reine des Fleurs # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.08.20} (¥6.264) – 14.070
4. [PSV] Hakuoki: Zuisouroku – Omokagebana # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.02.19} (¥6.264) – 11.764
5. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood – Limited V Edition # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.01.15} (¥6.264) – 10.768

20. Compile Heart

1. [PSV] Genkai Tokki: Moero Crystal # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2015.09.25} (¥7.344) – 31.623
2. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II # (Compile Heart) {2015.04.23} (¥7.538) – 31.531
3. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2015.07.23} (¥7.344) – 30.603
4. [PSV] Geki Jigen Tag: Blanc + Hyperdimension Neptunia Vs. Zombie Gundan # <ACT> (Compile Heart) {2015.10.15} (¥7.344) – 26.317
5. [PS4] Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2015.11.05} (¥7.538) – 19.706

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