Amazon Japan Names Monster Hunter 4 As Best-Selling Game Of 2013, Animal Crossing In Second

Amazon Japan has published its best-selling list for video games in 2013 – unsurprisingly Monster Hunter 4 has topped the board and takes the crown. Sales for Monster Hunter 4 on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan reached an unprecedented 4 million sales in just two and a half months since its release. In second place is the coveted Animal Crossing: New Leaf, while Pokemon X steals third place from Grand Theft Auto V.

In fact, almost half of the list is dominated by Nintendo 3DS games, which just proves how successful the handheld console has become in the last year. There’s a distinct lack of sales for Wii U games, but one title does crop in and places at number 17, New Super Mario Bros. U – a great feat.  Here’s hoping the Wii U grabs a few more slots in the list by the end of next year. Check out the top 20 best-selling video games below.

1. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
3. Pokémon X (3DS)
4. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
5. Pokémon Y (3DS)
6. Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3)
8. Tomodachi Collection: New Life (3DS)
9. Yakuza 5 (PS3)
10. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS)
11. Metal Gear Rising: Revengance (PS3)
12. Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
13. The Last of Us (PS3)
14. Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
15. AKB 1/149: Love Election (PSP)
16. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (PS3)
17. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
18. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (PS3)
19. God Eater 2 (Vita)
20. Gundam Breaker (PS3)


  1. Get the best selling game on Amazon on a dedicated console, use the profits to invest in mobile games which have been unsuccessful for Capcom in the past.

    *slow clap*


      1. Nintendo Commander don’t freeze them over. ice and adarazz are only at freezing point, that sub zero is too much for them.


  2. cool best selling game and they’re not even making the effort to get it translated and sold in the west as fast as possible


  3. And it’s all going to mobile gaming….

    Just hurry up and die already, Capcom.
    Give your IP’s to people who deserve them.


      1. So in other words the Xbot machines and Sonyan ones will have 9000DLC and 300 different versions of the same game?…


  4. Good to see Ace Attorney in the top 10 there. Also, splitting Pokémon X and Y is so stupid. These sales trackers need to stop doing it!


  5. 3DS is Awesome! I think that we’re seriously underestimating the 3DS in terms of sales and it will continue to smash records, but go unnoticed. It’s sad really, since the 3DS is really selling at an unprecedented rate. I’m glad that the Wii U got a shot in, but the 3DS is what counts.


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