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

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  1. Great taste compared to other markets. *cough*UK*cough* … The fact that Super Mario 3D World (the so-called flop) is at number 15 after only being released in late November shows that Wii U still has life in that market.

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  2. What was that about Nintendo being doomed? Lol People are blind to realize that the 3DS is part of Nintendo and never wanna bring it up. lol but seriously 2013 was the year of the 3DS.
    inb4 2014 is the year of the WiiU lol xD

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  3. great chart and a lot of proof that Japanese do have great tast in gaming :) whats this gta5 not at the top of the list omg its the end of the world as we know it lol geez sony fanboys are gonna declare this list fake.

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