Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In Japan For 2014 So Far

Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu has compiled a list of the top 50 best-selling games in Japan for the first half of 2014. As expected the list is dominated by titles for Nintendo platforms with Yokai Watch taking the number one position. In total there are seven titles for Nintendo platforms in the top ten, which isn’t bad at all.

1. Yokai Watch (3DS: 849,027)
2. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS: 739,032)
3. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS: 633,695)
4. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U: 512,467)
5. Pokemon X/Y (3DS: 416,864)
6. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS: 411,922)
7. Mario Party Island Tour (3DS: 404,666)
8. Knack (PS4: 398,685)
9. Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3: 367, 354)
10. Dark Souls II (PS3: 335,226)
11. Wii Party U (Wii U: 252,539)
12. Yakuza Ishin! (PS3: 250,937)
13. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3: 248,164)
14. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3: 246,662)
15. Persona Q (3DS: 234,880)
16. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3: 231,351)
17. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U: 227,263)
18. Harvest Moon: Story of Seasons (3DS: 220,599)
19. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (PS3: 205,319)
20. Sword Art Online – Hollow Fragment – (Vita: 198,294)
21. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS: 191,152)
22. Freedom Wars (Vita: 187,890)
23. J Stars Victory VS (PS3 180,904)
24. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS: 180,215)
25. Fossil Fighters Frontier (3DS 171,974)
26. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U: 163,501)
27. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen (Vita: 158,974)
28. Battle for Money Sentouchuu (3DS: 146,517)
29. J Stars Victory VS (Vita: 143,178)
30. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (Vita: 139,515)
31. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4: 136,507)
32. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS: 135,773)
33. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (PS3: 133,381)
34. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS: 127,949)
35. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PS3: 127,019)
36. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3: 123,182)
37. Yakuza Ishin! (PS4: 122,474)
38. Attack On Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (3DS: 116,676)
39. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3: 112,969)
40. Mario Golf World Tour (3DS: 110,756)
41. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U: 108,017)
42. Wii Fit U (Wii U: 107,041)
43. The iDOLMASTER One For All (PS3: 102,255)
44. Mario Kart 7 (3DS: 100,507)
45. Soul Sacrifice Delta (Vita: 96,737)
46. Gundam Side Stories (PS3: 94,503)
47. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy (3DS: 92,903)
48. Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS: 91,375)
49. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster TWIN PACK (Vita: 91,075)
50. Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – F 2nd (PS3: 88,867)

The Legend Of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Is Currently The No. 1 Best-Selling Book On Amazon

the_legend_of_zelda_hyrule_historiaThe Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, published by Dark Horse Comics, is currently the no. 1 best-selling book on Amazon, and it was one of the online retailer’s top-selling 100 books for 92 days so far. The art book, which features multiple essays about the production of The Legend of Zelda games and contains the official timeline of the series, was released 2011 in Japan and launches in the West tomorrow, January 29th.

Nintendo America COO Admits Sony Has Done A “Phenomenal Job” Driving PlayStation 2 Sales

Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime admits Sony did a great job in terms of supporting its 12-year-old console, PlayStation 2, which launched in 2000. The PlayStation 2 is currently the best-selling video game system of all time, followed closely by the Nintendo DS, which released 2004. Like the PlayStation 2, Fils-Aime believes Wii will keep selling for quite some time.

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“You know, PlayStation has done a phenomenal job driving sales on what is a [twelve] year-old machine. They’ve done a phenomenal job, and they have been able to address different marketing over time, to build an incredibly large install base. We believe that the Wii system, similarly, will keep selling for quite some time. They’re going to be different addressable markets, not only from a U.S. perspective but from a global perspective… [but we’ll] hopefully continue to drive sales at a historic rate.”

NPD: 10 Best-Selling Video Games Of July, Nintendo 3DS Sales Increase

The NPD Group has revealed the 10 best-selling video games of July in the U.S. Although there are no Nintendo titles on the list, six out of the top 10 are multiplatform games that are also on Nintendo consoles. According to Nintendo, compared to July 2011, the Nintendo 3DS saw a sales increase of 44%. In July, more than 120,000 Nintendo DS and 124,000 Nintendo 3DS hardware were sold.

  1. NCAA Football 13 (360, PS3)
  2. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSV, PC)
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man (360, PS3, 3DS, NDS, Wii)
  4. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)
  5. Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, DS, Wii, PC)
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC)
  8. NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, PC)
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
  10. Dead Island (360, PS3, PC)

Super Mario Reigns Supreme & Nintendo 3DS Outsells PlayStation Vita 26:1

Another Nintendo video game is the number one best-selling title in Japan. The newly-released New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the chart-topping software of the week, with 430,185 units sold. The Nintendo 3DS remains atop the hardware charts and went through a sales boost because of the Nintendo 3DS XL, which launched in Japan on July 28th. Here are the Japanese software and hardware charts.

  1. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  2. [PS3] Persona 4 Arena
  3. [PSP] Nayuta no Kiseki
  4. [WII] Just Dance Wii 2
  5. [NDS] Pokemon Black & White 2
  6. [PSP] Super Danganronpa 2
  7. [3DS] Demon Training
  8. [WII] Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection
  9. [PSP] Digimon World Redigitize
  10. [3DS] Kobito Zukan Kobito Kansatsu Set
  • Nintendo 3DS: 235,974
  • PlayStation 3: 18,160
  • PlayStation Portable: 14,029
  • PlayStation Vita: 9,081
  • Wii: 10,549
  • Xbox 360: 632
  • Nintendo DSi: 496
  • PlayStation 2: 439

Here Are The 10 Best-Selling Video Games Of June – U.S.

Out of the 10 best-selling retail games of June in the U.S., five titles are on Nintendo platforms. Pokémon Conquest, which was released in North America on June 18th, and Diablo III are the only games on the list – shown above – that are exclusive to one platform. Although Pokémon Conquest was released during the second half of June, it was the seventh best-selling video game (in the U.S.) of the month.

Nintendo 3DS Is The Best-Selling Console Of 2012 In Japan

According to Enterbrain and Famitsu, the Japanese video game industry saw some improvements during the first half of 2012. During this period, Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling hardware with a total of 2,219,548 units sold, which is followed directly by the PlayStation 3 with less than one million units sold. Here’s the list of hardware sales in Japan during 2012 (total sales to date in parenthesis)

  1. Nintendo 3DS: 2,219,548 (6,355,287)
  2. PlayStation 3: 695,465 (total 8,112,613)
  3. PlayStation Portable: 500,333 (18,737,441)
  4. PlayStation Vita: 353,657 (756,451)
  5. Nintendo Wii: 265,578 (12,433,321)
  6. Xbox 360: 33,809 (1,554,547)
  7. Nintendo DS: 20,239 (32,855,741)