Final 2016 Top 10 Sales Results For Japan

Famitsu tracks the sales data for games sold in Japan. From December 28, 2015 through December 25, 2016 the top 10 games sold have been tallied. While Nintendo and its third parties struggle to make it into the top 10 selling games in western markets, they’ve been doing a fantastic job in their home territory. In fact, games on Nintendo systems make up 8 of the top 10 spots for the entire year! It’s no surprise most of them are 3DS games, but it’s nice to see Splatoon cling on for one more year.

Also of note is that Nintendo was able to sell through over half a million Famicom Mini consoles. This is in comparison to less than 200,000 sold in the United States for its first month on shelves. Hopefully we get more data for December because it’s still amazing to me that Nintendo missed the mark so badly with shipping NES Classic Editions in this country.

 

Famitsu Sales: CY 2016 (2015 Dec 28 – 2016 Dec 25) 

01./00. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 3.246.222 / NEW 
02./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura # <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 1.397.436 / NEW 
03./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 860.127 / NEW 
04./00. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 743.388 / NEW 
05./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 623.083 / NEW 
06./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 563.395 / NEW 
07./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 509.667 / NEW 
08./00. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 479.698 / NEW 
09./04. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 398.251 / 1.463.148 (-63%)
10./11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 397.607 / 876.085 (-17%)

Top 10 

3DS – 7
PS4 – 1
PSV – 1
WIU – 1

HARDWARE

Famicom Mini – 567.000

 

[Source: Chris1964 NeoGAF]

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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