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This is a list of the best-selling games on their first week in Japan. The data is taken from Famitsu via the Games Data Library. Sales don't account for digital sales

Overall[]

This is the top 25 best launch week sales for games in Japan

  1. Pokémon Black & White (DS) - 2,637,285
  2. Final Fantasy VIII (PS1) - 2,504,044
  3. Dragon Quest IX (DS) - 2,343,440
  4. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) - 2,236,881
  5. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP) - 2,146,467
  6. Pokémon X & Y (3DS) - 2,096,050
  7. Final Fantasy VII (PS1) - 2,034,879
  8. Final Fantasy IX (PS1) - 1,954,421
  9. Pokémon Sun & Moon (3DS) - 1,905,107
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) - 1,880,626
  11. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) - 1,875,115
  12. Dragon Quest VII (PS1) - 1,862,065
  13. Final Fantasy XII (PS2) - 1,840,397
  14. Final Fantasy X (PS2) - 1,740,737
  15. Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 (DS) - 1,618,621
  16. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) - 1,617,949
  17. Pokémon Diamond & Pearl (DS) - 1,586,360
  18. Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) - 1,542,104
  19. Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (3DS) - 1,534,593
  20. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - 1,516,532
  21. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) - 1,472,914
  22. Pokémon Gold & Silver (GB) - 1,425,768
  23. Resident Evil 2 (PS1) - 1,389,733
  24. Pokémon HeartGold & Soul Silver (DS) - 1,408,980
  25. Pokémon Sword & Shield (Switch) - 1,364,544

By Platform[]

Game Boy[]

Data for this platform is incomplete since Famitsu did not officially track data until 1994 so only releases after 1994 are counted. This also counts Game Boy Color games though

  1. Pokémon Gold & Silver - 1,425,768
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4 (GBC) - 1,228,599
  3. Pokémon Yellow - 851,091
  4. Pokémon Crystal (GBC) - 707,580
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - 683,948

Super Famicom[]

Data for this platform is incomplete since Famitsu did not officially track data until 1994 so only releases after 1994 are counted

  1. Dragon Quest VI - 1,274,857
  2. Chrono Trigger - 703,027
  3. Derby Stallion III - 515,427
  4. Mini-Yonku Shining Scorpion: Let's & Go!! - 505,290
  5. Dragon Quest III - 409,082

Neo Geo[]

This includes all iterations of the Neo Geo due to their low performance in Japan

  1. The King of Fighters '95 (CD) - 142,825
  2. The King of Fighters '95 - 108,883
  3. Samurai Shodown II - 75,066
  4. The King of Fighters '96 (CD) - 71,099
  5. Real Bout Fatal Fury (CD) - 63,091

Playstation[]

  1. Final Fantasy VIII - 2,504,044
  2. Final Fantasy VII - 2,034,879
  3. Final Fantasy IX - 1,954,421
  4. Dragon Quest VII - 1,862,065
  5. Resident Evil 2 - 1,389,733

Sega Saturn[]

  1. Virtua Fighter 2 - 540,539
  2. Sakura Taisen 2 - 355,270
  3. Super Robot Wars F - 337,859
  4. Fighters Megamix - 263,353
  5. Virtua Cop - 262,942

Nintendo 64[]

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - 386,234
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - 314,044
  3. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - 245,508
  4. Pokémon Stadium 2 - 226,185
  5. Mario Party 3 - 221,240

Dreamcast[]

  1. Resident Evil: Code: Veronica - 306,778
  2. Sega Rally 2 - 224,276
  3. Sakura Taisen 3 - 216,306
  4. Sakura Taisen 4 - 207,462
  5. Shenmue - 197,750

Playstation 2[]

  1. Dragon Quest VIII - 2,236,881
  2. Final Fantasy XII - 1,840,397
  3. Final Fantasy X - 1,740,737
  4. Final Fantasy X-2 - 1,472,914
  5. Dragon Quest V - 1,048,925

Game Boy Advance[]

  1. Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire - 1,245,003
  2. Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen - 955,337
  3. Pokémon Emerald - 643,987
  4. Mario Kart: Super Circuit - 261,767
  5. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - 225,120

GameCube[]

  1. Super Smash Bros. Melee - 357,101
  2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - 287,346
  3. Super Mario Sunshine - 280,610
  4. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - 191,602
  5. Resident Evil 0 - 190,394

Xbox[]

This list includes all Xbox platforms due to their low performance in Japan

  1. Star Ocean: The Last Hope (360) - 166,027
  2. The Last Remnant (360) - 102,107
  3. Tales of Vesperia (360) - 101,272
  4. Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball - 88,230
  5. Infinite Undiscovery (360) - 86,708

Nintendo DS[]

  1. Pokémon Black & White - 2,637,285
  2. Dragon Quest IX - 2,343,440
  3. Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 - 1,618,621
  4. Pokémon Diamond & Pearl - 1,586,360
  5. Pokémon HeartGold & Soul Silver - 1,408,980

Playstation Portable[]

  1. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 - 2,146,467
  2. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite - 823,265
  3. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 - 746,313
  4. Dissidia: Final Fantasy - 503,723
  5. Final Fantasy Type-0 - 503,388

Playstation 3[]

  1. Final Fantasy XIII - 1,516,532
  2. Resident Evil 6 - 643,802
  3. One Piece: Pirate Warriors - 627,214
  4. Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 605,660
  5. Tales of Xillia - 512,544

Wii[]

  1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 936,734
  2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 816,198
  3. Mario Kart Wii - 608,137
  4. Monster Hunter Tri - 582,548
  5. Dragon Quest X - 420,311

Nintendo 3DS[]

  1. Pokémon X & Y - 2,096,050
  2. Pokémon Sun & Moon - 1,905,107
  3. Monster Hunter 4 - 1,875,115
  4. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - 1,617,949
  5. Monster Hunter Generations - 1,542,104

Playstation Vita[]

  1. God Eater 2 - 258,826
  2. God Eater 2: Rage Burst - 221,076
  3. Freedom Wars - 187,890
  4. Dragon Quest Builders - 176,143
  5. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f - 158,009

Wii U[]

  1. Mario Kart 8 - 350,749
  2. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 244,747
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U - 170,563
  4. Splatoon - 156,610
  5. Super Mario Maker - 143,514

Playstation 4[]

  1. Monster Hunter World - 1,350,412
  2. Dragon Quest XI - 950,338
  3. Final Fantasy XV - 716,649
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  5. Kingdom Hearts - 640,406

Switch[]

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 1,880,626
  2. Pokémon Sword & Shield - 1,364,544
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 1,238,358
  4. Splatoon 2 - 670,955
  5. Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! & Let's Go Eevee! - 664,198

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