Famitsu reveals Japan’s 100 best-selling games of the century

Friday, 8th November 2013 13:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Japanese gaming mag Famitsu has published a list of the nation’s top-100 best-selling games from the 21st Century.

NeoGAF published the list in full and added that it does not count re-releases or digital downloads bought directly from the Nintendo eShop, PSN or Xbox Live. It does, however, count games bundled with hardware and those coming on download cards sold in stores.

The top-selling games between January 1, 2001 to September 29th, 2013 are as follows:

Via Nintendo Life.



  1. monkeygourmet

    #1 1 year ago
  2. pukem0n

    no 360 game and just 1 PS3 game.

    what does that say?

    exactly, the japanese market is irrelevant for us and Sony and Microsoft…

    well, the PSP has about 4 games on there, so yeah, still irrelevant ^^

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dragon

    Not surprisingly, DS has the most games. With over 30 million in sales in Japan alone. The best selling handheld ever. And probably forever.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    Im not saying they are cheap to make, but the Nintendo games that have been selling a shit load, look to have fairly cheap dev cycles.

    They also sell on consoles where Nintendo are usually making a lot of money off the hardware.

    Thats a good sales combo right there.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Battler624

    Really? i find this list weird…!
    I remember famitsu saying One Piece for the ps3 sold over a million in japan, yet i can not find it in the list…
    Why is that?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ekona

    17 of the top 20 games come from Nintendo. Wowza.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dark

    Wow,thank god things are different worldwide.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    Yeah, because western charts are ao diverse.

    FIFA, CoD, FIFA, Madden, Zumba, Mario, CoD.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Digital Bamboo

    So much Mario, Pokemon, Monster Hunter & Dragon Quest.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Dark

    @8 Sure, but at least there is other titles than can sell more than 3 millions easily
    while in japan things are different,for example FF XIII was the ONLY PS3 title to sell more than a million.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. stretch215

    Weird list. I’ve never understood the pokemon obsession, my kids don’t even like that shit.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. codinghands

    FFXII 2k short of FFX? Sad face.

    Though delighted Rhythm Tengoku did so well. Absolute madness, but great fun.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @10 Considering the “west” as a collective whole has a significantly higher population than Japan, the sales numbers are obviously going to be a lot higher. What’s important is the *percentage* of the population.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. fihar

    Is there any western-developed title in there other than DKCR, which was developed by Retro? I skimmed through the list so there might be some that I missed but man, the Japanese are indeed a totally different people compared to the rest of the world.

    Anyway, the one thing I love about this list is that both DQVIII and IX are higher than any FF titles.
    Say what you want about Japan, they know their own RPGs very well.

    #14 1 year ago

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