Nintendo 3DS Leads Japan’s Top 100 Games for 2014 List

By   /   Jan 23, 2015

Most of us have a liking for many games made by the Japanese developers, but which games from the west get popular in Japan?

Well, if this list of top 100 best selling games for the past year is to be believed, there aren’t many. Japanese magazine Famitsu has compiled the list based on the sales figures that have been reported for each of these games.

It appears that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (especially 3DS) are not letting other consoles cover any bases completely – not even PlayStation 4. The first PlayStation 4 game in the list comes at number 14 and it is none other than Knack.

There are just eight PlayStation 4 games in the list, that’s how dominating Nintendo 3DS is in Japan!

Here is the complete list of the games alongside the number of units that each one of them sold in the year 2014:

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 3,050,178
  2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 2,464,850
  3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 2,381,177
  4. Super Smash Bros (3DS) – 2,066,022
  5. Yokai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (3DS) – 2,007,327
  6. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 994,346
  7. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 842,053
  8. Dragon Quest Monster 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) – 748,139
  9. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 687,957
  10. Super Smash Bros (Wii U) – 478,366
  11. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 477,496
  12. Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 467,935
  13. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS) – 442,780
  14. Knack (PS4) – 400,115
  15. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost (PS3) – 372,827
  16. Dark Souls II (PS3) – 339,592
  17. Freedom Wars (PSV)- 287,012
  18. Wii Party U (Wii U) – 281,107
  19. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3) – 260,852
  20. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3) – 255,938
  21. Yakuza: Ishin! (PS3) – 255,471
  22. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) – 254,631
  23. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) – 251,797
  24. Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – 249,016
  25. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 248,832
  26. Harvest Moon: Linking The New World (3DS) – 243,000
  27. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PSV) – 241,377
  28. Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (3DS) – 236,456
  29. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3) – 234,995
  30. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 232,273
  31. Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – 212,204
  32. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (PS3) – 209,892
  33. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) – 192,456
  34. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – 192,193
  35. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 189,271
  36. J-Stars Victory Vs (PS3)- 185,996
  37. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear (3DS) – 182,562
  38. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) – 181,751
  39. Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (3DS) – 170,276
  40. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (PSV) – 164,851
  41. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (PS3) – 164,789
  42. Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) – 154,503
  43. J-Stars Victory Vs (PSV) – 151,422
  44. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PSV) – 148,708
  45. Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX (PS3) – 148,007
  46. Phantasy Star Nova (PSV) – 146,589
  47. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition (PS3) – 146,218
  48. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4) – 144,798
  49. Dragon Quest X Online (3DS) – 141,845
  50. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) – 140,105
  51. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 (PS3) – 138,278
  52. Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS) – 134,782
  53. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PS3) – 133,927
  54. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 (PS3) – 132,841
  55. Pokemon Art Academy (3DS) – 131,062
  56. Wii Fit U (Wii U) – 130,149
  57. Yakuza: Ishin! (PS4) – 129,307
  58. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (3DS) – 128,573
  59. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (PSV) – 128,492
  60. Tomodachi Life (3DS)) – 126,198
  61. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) – 125,422
  62. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) – 123,651
  63. Destiny (PS4) – 119,707
  64. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) – 118,774
  65. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3) – 118,238
  66. The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (PSV) – 117,842
  67. Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (PS3) – 115,762
  68. Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps/Vol.2: BiBi/Vol.3: Lily White (PSV) – 115,196
  69. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U) – 113,388
  70. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) – 107,524
  71. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang/Supernova (3DS) – 107,340
  72. Battlefield 4 (PS4) – 107,282
  73. The Idolmaster: One for All (PS3) – 106,465
  74. Derby Stallion Gold (3DS) – 104,675
  75. Soul Sacrifice (PSV) – 104,058
  76. Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (PS3) – 102,509
  77. Destiny (PS3) – 101,440
  78. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) – 100,994
  79. Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS) – 100,116
  80. The Evil Within (PS3) – 98,132
  81. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack (PSV) – 96,808
  82. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3) – 96,132
  83. DanganRonpa: Another Episode (PSV) – 95,901
  84. Watch Dogs (PS4) – 95,490
  85. Gundam Breaker 2 (PS3) – 95,442
  86. Disney Magic World (3DS) – 94,167
  87. Shining Resonance (PS3) – 93,106
  88. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition (PS4) – 92,593
  89. Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! (3DS) – 92,513
  90. Samurai Warriors 4 (PSV) – 91,107
  91. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (3DS) – 88,729
  92. The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (PS3) – 87,223
  93. Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) (PS3) – 85,885
  94. Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (3DS) – 85,380
  95. Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess (3DS) – 84,856
  96. Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) – 84,581
  97. Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! (Wii U) – 83,734
  98. Watch Dogs (PS3) – 82,362
  99. Kamen Rider: Battride War II (PS3) – 81,893
  100. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (3DS) – 81,853

So, are there any games that you think are overrated or underrated in Japan? Tell us which ones and tell us why.

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