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Japan: Nintendo Was The Top Publisher In 2015

Famitsu has released their yearly sales data and it will come as no surprise to those of you who view the Media Create sales charts on a Wednesday to learn that Nintendo came away by far as the top publisher in Japan. The Kyoto based company was followed by Bandai Namco, Capcom, Square Enix and finally Level 5. Also, if you’re interested, here’s the top twenty best-selling video games in Japan during 2015.

Top Publishers

1. Nintendo – 8.450.000
2. Bandai Namco – 4.640.000
3. Capcom – 3.620.000
4. Square Enix – 2.950.000
5. Level 5 – 2.770.000

Top twenty games of 2015 according to Famitsu sales

01. [3DS] Monster Hunter X # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥6.264) – 2.441.977
02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) – 1.965.202
03. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.320) – 1.282.880
04. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 1.064.897
05. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥6.458) – 864.865
06. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6.156) – 674.194
07. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.860) – 636.709
08. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 625.223 / 2.632.550
09. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 607.343
10. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom / White Kingdom # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥5.076) – 538.669

11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 478.478
12. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 457.879 / 2.922.729
13. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) – 456.357
14. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076) – 448.258
15. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥9.072) – 421.743
16. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.01.22} (¥8.715) – 369.162
17. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 347.455 / 2.413.477
18. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥6.145) – 342.983
19. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 328.972 / 1.171.025
20. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) – 325.778

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9 comments

      1. “It’s time to kick some ice.”

        Goddamn, that was a horrible movie, and a waste of using a great actor like Arnold for a non-stop barrage of ice puns. Also the whole movie is just uninteresting in general.

  1. Where is Konami? How are they not #1 in Japan with their immensely popular and successful Pachinko machines!!! I call hax and a recount! KONAMI IS THE BEST

  2. It’s good that Nintendo’s doing well in Japan. I wish they’d make more games that appealed to western gamers and not just to Japanese audiences. The only Nintendo games I bought last year were two remakes of old Nintendo games. It’s not a good sign if most people in the west buy their games solely on nostalgia.

  3. here the issue with Nintendo, they doing very well in Japan and are a Japanese company but as much as I would like them to stay true to their Japanese heritage and culture,they have to appeal a worldwide audience.

    What I am trying to say is that Nintendo focus too much on the Japanese market (does not seems to focus too much in Asia) which lead Nintendo (and other publishers/developers) publishing games in Japan the west (and I m sure in a lot of Asian countries) know about it but don’t see it. The like of fire emblem will do very well in Europe but never been tested in other territories expect when the series come to the game cube but even then the game was hard to find and the series has been going for too long.

    All that to say that while I welcome Nintendo Japanese mentality, I would like them to not just focus on the Japanese market. This will allow them to sale more and achieve what sony and microsoft doing without compromising their cultures and spirits. (just to make sure there is no confusion I did not say it was an easy task).

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