The Top Thirty Games In Japan Of 2009

The year is almost over. Almost, but not quite. Still, that hasn't stopped the number crunchers at ASCII Media Works from listing the top thirty titles of the year.

Let's have a look:

30. SD Gundam G Generation Wars Launch: 8/6/09 2009 Sales: 306,985 Life-to-date: 306,985

29. Gyakuten Kenji 5/28/09 313,891 313,891

28. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode 10/23/08 314,832 861.393

27. Gundam VS. Gundam NEXT PLUS 12/3/09 323,531 323,531

26. Pokémon Platinum 8/13/08 325,911 2,536,712

25. Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology 2 1/29/09 339,523 339.523

24. Tales of Vesperia (PS3) 9/17/09 352,961 352,961

23. Rhythm Heaven Gold 7/31/08 361,292 1,763,270

22. World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2010 11/5/09 370,831 370,831

21. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 12/11/08 375,895 625,391

20. Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon 4/18/09 383,226 383,226

19. Shin Sangoku Musou MULTI RAID 2/26/09 397,080 397,080

18. Mario Kart Wii 4/10/04 404,751 2,447,964

17. Fantasy Star Portable 2 12/3/09 415,522 415,522

16. Layton Kyoujyu to Majin no Fue 11/26/09 481,311 481,311

15. Wii Fit 12/1/07 499,251 3,470,235

14. Ryu ga Gotoku 3 2/26/09 525,826 525,826

13. Biohazard 5 (Resident Evil 5) 3/5/09 552,553 552,553

12. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days 5/30/09 571,981 571,981

11. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! 2/11/09 708,311 708,311

10. Inazuma Eleven 2 10/1/09 851,175 851,175

9. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G [PSP the Best] 10/30/08 878,880 1,080,715

8. Monster Hunter 3 (-tri) 8/1/09 949,095 949,095

7. Wii Fit Plus 10/1/09 1,205,424 1,205,424

6. Final Fantasy XIII 12/17/09 1,455,505 1,455,505

5. Wii Sports Resort 6/25/09 1,499,058 1,499,058

4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 12/03/09 1,897,089 1,897,089

3. Tomodachi Collection 6/18/09 2,059,236 2,059,236

2. Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver 9/12/09 3,301,873 3,301,873

1. Dragon Quest IX 7/11/09 4,089,136 4,089,136

This data dates from December 29, 2008 to December 20, 2009.

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Comments

    No surprises here... some Nintendo party games, Pokemon and a bunch of generic JRPGS that I've never heard of... don't get me wrong, but Japan is (well, the majority of Japan is...) so behind the rest of the world in terms of games...

    INB4 raaaaaage fest... it's just my opinion on their games.

      Just curious, how did you know they were generic JRPGs if you've never heard of them?
      The only way I can think of is if you took every single name you didn't recognise on this list and looked em up online.
      Or, more likely, you actually have heard of them before.

        Were they Really RPGS? That was a pretty damn good guess then :p

    Fantasy Star is spelt Phantasy Star, just fyi.

    Pokemon is still unstoppable. What is the series total sales tally now anyway - i'm sure with a few more games in the coming years, its bound to overtake Mario.

      Yeah, but don't forget Mario releases tons of games as well. All the DS games, and the Olympics shovelware on the Wii/DS, plus I'd reckon another Mario Kart and Smash Bros Wii within the next few years, Mario's still got a lot of purchasing power.

    Heh, all the usuals. Mario Kart, Pokemon, Professor Layton, lots of RPGs...

    11 out of 30 games I've never heard of, and 2 of those were Gundam games. I swear, Gundam is way too popular in Japan...

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