The Biggest-Selling Games In Japan Of 2015

The Biggest-Selling Games in Japan of 2015

What was the hottest game in Japan last year? Do you know? Let's find out! Right now, even. The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has 2015 sales figures for the period beginning on 29 December 2014 and ending on 13 December 2015. Below's the sales tally, along with the title's Japanese launch date and the platform.

30. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

Launch: 19 November 2015

Total sales: 145,125 copies

29. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS3)

26 March 2015

153,430 copies

28. God Eater Resurrection (PS Vita)

29 October 2015

159,914 copies

27. Disney Magic Castle 2: My Happy Life (3DS)

5 November 2015

159,931 copies

26. Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)

23 April 2015

166,416 copies

25. Mario Party 10 (Wii U)

12 March 2015

184,367 copies

24. Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodo Ryunosuke no Boken (3DS)

9 July 2015

190,521 copies

23. Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS Vita)

26 March 2015

191,189 copies

22. Girls Mode 3 (3DS)

16 April 2015

207,962 copies

21. Bloodborne (PS4)

26 March 2015

209,391 copies

20. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS3)

2 September 2015

232,821 copies

19. Yakuza 0 (PS3)

12 March 2015

242,283 copies

18. Call of Duty Black Ops III (PS4)

6 November 2015

259,732 copies

17. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)

17 September 2015

272,352 copies

16. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS)

29 April 2015

317,811 copies

15. Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4)

26 February 2015

325,364 copies

14. God Eater 2 Rage Burst (PS Vita)

19 February 2015

342,248 copies

13. Tales of Zestiria (PS3)

22 January 2015

368,958 copies

12. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita)

19 March 2015

404,070 copies

11. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)

2 September 2015

419,620 copies

10. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS)

14 February 2015

447,103 copies

9. Dragon Quest Heroes (PS3)

26 February 2015

456,195 copies

8. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

10 September 2015

496,106 copies

7. Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus (3DS)

11 June 2015

526,500 copies

6. Fire Emblem Fates (3DS)

25 June 2015

537,138 copies

5. Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

27 August 2015

859,151 copies

4. Splatoon (Wii U)

28 May 2015

889,773 copies

3. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)

30 July 2015

1,181,591 copies

2. Yokai Watch Busters (3DS)

11 July 2015

1,761,342 copies

1. Monster Hunter X (3DS)

28 November 2015

2,108,110 copies

Any surprises? Business as usual? Discuss!


Comments

    That top image feels quite misleading....

      how so?
      metal gear, black ops and tales of zestria...

      Last edited 08/01/16 12:09 pm

        i dunno, i thought they'd be like the top three or high on the list.
        not that it matters. just the way my brain works..

    Not surprised, but it's nuts that Monster Hunter X is at the top of the list considering it was only out for one month at the end of 2015, and the majority of those titles had way more time to sell copies.

    Props to the success of Splatoon. The only original IP on the list too.

    Is that only for games that came out this year?

    I imagine Pokemon X/Y/sapphire/ruby would have outsold a lot of the games on this list.

    It also speaks volumes of the power of Nintendo in Japan. The PS4 is making strides worldwide, but It's best selling game isn't even in the top ten in its home country.

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