Eight Out Of The 10 Best-Selling Video Games Of 2012 In Japan Are Exclusive To Nintendo Platforms

pokemon_black_and_white_2According to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, out of the 10 best-selling video games of 2012 in Japan, eight are exclusive to Nintendo platforms. Nintendo DS titles Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, which were released in Japan on June 23rd, 2012, have sold practically three million units in the country. Nintendo 3DS-exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf, also known as Animal Crossing: Jump Out, which was released in Japan toward the end of 2012, has sold over two million copies. Below is a list of the 10 best-selling games of 2012 in Japan; next to each title is a number in parenthesis, which represents how many units that game has sold during last year.

  1. [NDS] Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (2,879,027)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2,286,977)
  3. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (1,780,493)
  4. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (899,410)
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors (825,860)
  6. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (822,542)
  7. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 (821,053)
  8. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (776,171)
  9. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (738,109)
  10. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsusu no Shuzoku Online (633,827)

196 thoughts on “Eight Out Of The 10 Best-Selling Video Games Of 2012 In Japan Are Exclusive To Nintendo Platforms”

            1. It’s not like impersonating you is hard…
              All you have to do is act like a little kid who thinks hating on nintendo is cool.

    1. That is because NPD (US) doesn’t post numbers to people outside of the industry which doesn’t include media and Europe, as a whole, from what I hear doesn’t post much of any numbers at all. China (mainland) video game systems were outlawed awhile back, computers and smartphones are ok though.

        1. You pay for Xbox Live because it’s the best online for consoles. Not like Nintendo with their Miiverse where babies can make drawings of all the ugly Nintendo characters!

                  1. I’m good, only a idiot pays to play video games online. A smart person could use all that money spent on Xbox Live over the years and buy a PC and run Steam. Cheaper games, free service, and better. Or I can just play for free on my Wii U or PS3.

    1. Hey guys… I do hope you know that I was just acting like the average troll here whenever something that looks bad for Nintendo turns up on this site…

        1. He doesn’t care about the fans. Just how much money he has in his pockets at the end of the day! BURN IWATA! BURN I TELL YA!

                    1. Nope. Stop taking your anger out on an video game site you fat troll. You are an admitted Ninty fanboy.

          1. You did just pretty accurate describe Microsoft. I mean, I have never seen them doing anything at all for their fans. Nintendo do atleast do something for their fans sometimes.

          2. Bill Gates doesn’t care about the fans. Just how much money he has in his pockets at the end of the day! BURN GATES! BURN I TELL YA!

        2. I don’t know that is true. Yes the company is there to make a profit, but he also took a 50% paycut last year during the fall out/ 3DS price cut. He chose taking the blame rather than laying off a bunch of employees like cough cough allot of US CEOs. Also, it seems like Bill Gates is a pretty stand up guy too, he donated more money than any country towards AIDS research and prevention in Africa.

          1. To be fair though, Bill Gates may actually have more money than the entire continent of Africa…him giving 10 million dollars to a charity in Africa is like a guy who makes $50,000/year giving $100/year to a local charity…yea, its probably a lot for one person, but in relativity the guy saves more in taxes for the year giving that much than he would if he kept it.

  1. Black and white 2 sold that many over there? Wow. I knew pokemon was doing good but I didn’t think that many people would buy a sequel to black and white

    1. Black & White 2 have been the best games in the series to date (Coming from a huge long time pokeman fan). Pokemon X&Y I believe, the sales will explode.

        1. This is the most immature thing I have ever seen on this page…

          …ok, maybe not, but darn close if nothing else -_-‘

  2. Dead honestly now, all console war mentality aside. Japan and the west do different kind of games as their culture is different. Heck, that is why so different games get high on Japanese lists and American/Eurpoean lists.

    I personaly prefer the Japanese style over the western style but I do know and respect that other people do not agree. These console wars are stupid. It is good that there’s different kind of games for people with different kind of tastes and whenever a game is good and bad can not be measured by what you or a big group thinks about it. Video games are art and it is up to everyone to individually value the piece of art for themselves. Can you dislike art? Yes, can art be bad? No (not even Justin Biebers music) can art end up unprofitable? Yes, does this mean it is bad art? No.

  3. Damn, just imagine once japan get a hold of some grade a wii u titles. Sales for that thing will go threw the roof, not to mention pokemon x & y. Props to nintendo.

      1. No need to be jealous of my trolling, sonny. Admit you’re a fail troll and stop claiming yourself that you’re a gamer who plays a shitty console.

    1. I know you fancy yourself some kind of heroic troll slayer, but I think it’s time to give up. You’re fooling anyone.

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      Usui Takumi will.

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      Your newly obtained blushing Sly Cooper maiden.

      Here's my pic
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  5. I can see pokemon x/y and Monster hunters 4 being one of the top ten games of 2013. I just might get back into Pokemon, last game i played was on GBA.

    1. How is the kinectimals series working out for you on your two exclusive payee xboxlive RROD machine? Maybe the playstation move is your cup of tea.

  6. The xbox360 sucks in Japan. Reason why I switched to Nintendo and Sony. Nintendo controls every market. It’s a beautiful thing when a true company can still thrive. It’s like when music was still real in the early 90s and before. If nintendo buys SEGA then am switching from PC to Linux systems cause that in itself is beautiful.

      1. The xbox is really only appealing to America and the UK to a slight degree. Nintendo is number 1, Sony is 2 because the held fort in the mid to late 90s. Sony can take another commanding second position to nintendo this generation if they could concentrate on games and their own innovation. Microsoft on the other hand should switch over to PC gaming cause in the console world, only their wallets keep them afloat. Also paid of Pachter.

        1. Sony ruled in the 5th and 6th generations, and had a chance to rule the 7th generation, but messed that up. Nintendo dominated in the 3rd, 4th, 7th and now stand a good chance to rule the 8th gen. Now look at the consoles. 3rd gen was NES, which only allowed high quality games, which was then followed by the SNES, which was also noted for it’s high quality games. The 5th and 6th gen were dominated the the PS1 and PS2 because of the massive amounts of software available and brilliant series’ like Crash Bandicoot, early Spyro and Tomb Raider. Unfortunately they failed to uphold this due to the fact that they slipped on the software side and pushed way too hard on the hardware side. Nintendo are leading because they focus on releasing a console that can play their famed first party games as well as other great third party games.

  7. if you dont like Japanese games you might like the nfl and the wwe and think both are real. valve is one company making the very best fps games in a market flooded with bust after bust of fps games. most people stop playing a fps game just a few months after its release and thats the “good ones” halo, cod, crysis blah blah, ect ect, [another forgotten title from last week here] most of the n64 fps ports from the pc are better than most of the markets fps bust

  8. Oh!!! Baby, I can tell you know about what makes real men <3 mmmm mmmm!!! You got me all Ryo Saeba! I'm so glad I left Billy now!! He's much too manly! Oh its such a challenge! My goregeous men all fighting for me! I see you won , sly maiden, over though! My dear! Roar over pride rock! You have won! I shall stand among the pride lands with you, love! We shall watch the Hitachiins float along the Nile to meet the ultimate Yami Yugi of triumph.

    You've done well lust biscuit,

    Strive on.

    Have a nice day love

    Usui Takumi will.

    Love,

    Your newly obtained blushing Sly Cooper maiden.

    Here's my pic
    http://www.unikgamer.com/characters/face/sly-cooper-60.jpg

  9. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Nintendo is doing so well, since here in my own personal life, it’s been an extremely long drought with no good games. The last Nintendo game I played and loved was Zelda: Skyward Sword. And that game already feels old now.

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  10. Yay! I’m glad to see that Dragon Quest X got some love over there in Japan. I was worried that the game was a flop over in Japan from all the negativity it received from its fans. Glad to see that it made the top ten list.

  11. Imma say this and it is true if ur not blinded by brown depressing graphics of over the top gory western games. Japan still makes better games and their all different in a way. Not to say all western games suck just a preferece that japanese games have more variety in genres, out of this world graphics, better soundtracks, and just plain fun. But unfortuante over here in america nowadays, blood and depressing games sell. I want Japan to rise again for games in the u.s. like they did from 3rd gen till 6th gen

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