Here’s The 50 Best Selling Video Games In Japan During 2013

Wondering which video games the Japanese bought the most of last year? Well we now know, thanks to Media Create. The chart tracking firm has published the best-selling games in Japan during 2013 and as you might expect there’s plenty of Nintendo related titles on the impressive list. Here’s the top 50 best-sellers in Japan last year.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 3.110.240 – 3.110.240
  2. [3DS] Pokemon X # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.967.479 – 1.967.479
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 1.759.117 – 1.759.117
  4. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 1.628.044 – 3.597.999
  5. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 1.612.037 – 1.612.037
  6. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 1.237.825 – 1.237.825
  7. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 1.005.658 – 1.005.658
  8. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 1.003.188 – 1.003.188
  9. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 649.091 – 649.091
  10. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 483.378 – 483.378
  11. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 459.556 – 2.203.347
  12. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 424.743 – 424.743
  13. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 414.017 – 414.017
  14. [3DS] Disney Magic World # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 399.173 – 399.173
  15. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 396.635 – 396.635
  16. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 392.087 – 392.087
  17. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 387.579 – 387.579
  18. [PSV] God Eater 2 # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 371.027 – 371.027
  19. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 357.666 – 357.666
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) – 317.939 – 2.226.905
  21. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 317.822 – 317.822
  22. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo) {2013.06.13} (¥4.800) – 309.526 – 309.526
  23. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 288.435 – 610.394
  24. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 276.349 – 276.349
  25. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 276.302 – 276.302
  26. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 275.687 – 275.687
  27.  [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (Konami) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 269.730 – 269.730
  28. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Subtitled Edition (Square Enix) {2013.11.14} (¥7.980) – 264.566 – 264.566
  29. [PS3] Gundam Breaker (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.06.27} (¥7.980) – 264.452 – 264.452
  30. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV # (Atlus) {2013.05.23} (¥6.980) – 257.901 – 257.901
  31. [PS3] Earth Defense Force 2025 (D3 Publisher) {2013.07.04} (¥6.980) – 255.673 – 255.673
  32.  [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn # (Square Enix) {2013.08.27} (¥3.300) – 244.379 – 244.379
  33. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Level 5) {2013.02.28} (¥5.500) – 243.064 – 243.064
  34. 034. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) # (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) – 239.788 – 363.383
  35. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥5.040) – 238.662 – 579.195
  36. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.06.27} (¥6.090) – 233.264 – 233.264
  37.  [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2013.03.14} (¥6.980) – 229.604 – 229.604
  38.  [3DS] Run For Money Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) – 225.949 – 563.422
  39.  [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.14} (¥6.280) – 224.662 – 224.662
  40. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 224.143 – 224.143
  41. [PS3] The Last of Us <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.06.20} (¥5.980) – 222.328 – 222.328
  42. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2013 (Konami) {2013.10.24} (¥3.980) – 215.248 – 215.248
  43. [WIU] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} (¥5.985) – 212.311 – 212.311
  44. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2013.04.25} (¥4.990) – 203.180 – 203.180
  45. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 197.776 – 567.167
  46. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) – 193.181 – 193.181
  47. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 193.025 – 193.025
  48. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2013 (Konami) {2013.03.20} (¥3.980) – 191.063 – 191.063
  49. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.03.07} (¥5.980) – 190.546 – 190.546
  50. [3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} (¥4.800) – 189.443 – 591.576

Thanks, Jacob B

Here’s The Best-Selling Games For The Nordic Market In 2013

We’ve finally got overall sales data for the Nordic market during 2013. The data is based on a tailored report by the American market intelligence company SuperData Research, this digital outlook together with physical sales reported by Gfk presents a more complete picture of the Nordic market. This picture totals nearly one billion euro, far more than any previous figure reported in Nordic Game Sales . Here’s the best-selling games in 2013.

1. GTA V
2. FIFA 14
3. BF4
4. CoD: Ghost
5. Assassin’s Creed IV
6. The Last of Us
7. NHL 14
8. Skylanders: SF
9. FIFA 13
10. CoD: BO2
11. Disney Infinity
12. Far Cry 3
13. Skylanders: Giants
14. Simcity
15. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
16. Just Dance 2014
17. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
18. The Sims 3: Island Paradise
19. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
20. Assassin’s Creed III

Top 25 Best-Selling Games In Japan During 2013

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has published the top 25 best-selling video game in Japan during 2013. As you would expect, the majority of the games were on the immensely popular Nintendo 3DS, but there’s a few PlayStation 3 titles nestled in there. Interestingly the eighth best-selling game of 2013 in Japan was Rockstar’s acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V.

01. [3DS] Pokémon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) {2013.10.12} – 3.976.829
02. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 3.293.312
03. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 1.730.182 / 4.017.159
04. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 1.580.067
05. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥6.090) – 1.227.377
06. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 1.005.697
07. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 982.737
08. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 605.882
09. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) – 584.479 / 965.794
10. [WIU] Wii Party U # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} (¥4.935) – 518.766
11. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance # <ACT> (Konami) {2013.02.21} (¥6.980) – 470.597
12. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} (¥7.980) – 468.652
13. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800) – 445.241 / 2.225.734
14. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 427.070
15. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) – 410.041
16. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.03.20} (¥8.190) – 406.324
17. [PS3] Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.11.21} (¥7.770) – 404.147
18. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 392.372
19. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2013.02.28} (¥7.560) – 354.980
20. [PSV] God Eater 2 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.14} (¥5.980) – 354.498
21. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies <ADV> (Capcom) {2013.07.25} (¥5.990) – 353.211
22. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} (¥5.040) – 323.439 / 632.123
23. [3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 286.453
24. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 # <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.12.05} (¥6.980) – 282.686
25. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) – 282.561

Nintendo 3DS Was The Best-Selling Games Device In UK During 2013

The latest edition of MCV magazine has revealed that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling games device in the United Kingdom during 2013. The Nintendo 3DS and the 2DS enjoyed plenty of big releases in 2013 including Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. The Nintendo 3DS has sold two million units in the United Kingdom since launching in 2011.

“However, PS4 wasn’t the best-selling games device of 2013. That title belongs to the 3DS, which enjoyed strong sales thanks to a number of big releases and the launch of the 2DS.”

Thanks, Christopher

Metacritic: Platforms With The Most Number Of High Rated Games In 2013

Online review aggregation site Metacritic has listed the platforms with the highest rated games of 2013  (75+) and put them in a nice and tidy list. The results are surprising, with Apple’s iOS taking the top spot followed by the PC. Interestingly, the PlayStation Vita has more top rated games than the Nintendo 3DS, according to Metacritic. You can see the results below.

Kotaku Lists Wii U As One Of The Biggest Disappointments Of 2013

Popular online gaming site Kotaku has listed what it calls the biggest disappointments of 2013.  The publication says that Nintendo failed to deliver the must have titles in the first year to dissuade people from purchasing the more powerful Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Even after a year Kotaku says that it still doesn’t think Wii U is a must have console for gamers. Here’s what they had to say.

Nintendo has always had a tricky challenge on its hands with the Wii U. They had a one-year head-start on Sony and Microsoft, one year to come out with some amazing, must-have exclusive games that would make people choose to get a Wii U over the looming PS4 and Xbox One duo. Suffice to say, Nintendo didn’t really manage to do that. While there are more good games for the system than ever, even after a year we don’t really think the Wii U is a must-own. And now, with the more-powerful PS4 and Xbox One dominating the next-gen discussion, Nintendo will have an even tougher time breaking through.

Thanks, Adarazz

Here’s A Video Showing Third-Party Games Coming This Year To Nintendo Platforms

Nintendo has released a video showing the third-party games coming this year to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Among the third-party games that will be released on Wii U in 2013 are several games from Ubisoft, including Watch_Dogs, Rayman Legends, Just Dance 2014 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Watch the above video to find out which other third-party games will launch on Nintendo platforms.