Talk about total domination. While the Wii U may be struggling, and while Nintendo is taking a hit on its share price, there is some positive news. Nintendo has been utterly dominating the Japanese software charts throughout 2013. And the recently released sales figures for the whole year confirms that the company is still on top in the Japanese market.
9 out of 10 best selling games in Japan in 2013 were on Nintendo platforms, according to Famitsu. The only non-Nintendo game to make the list was Grand Theft Auto V, which only managed to get to a number 8 spot.
The list is dominated by DS and 3DS games. The Wii U is represented twice on the list, with New Super Mario Bros U and Wii Party U. Here’s the complete list of the top selling games in Japan in 2013:
- Pokemon X / Y – 3,976.829
- Monster Hunter 4 – 3,923,312
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 1,730,182
- Friend Collection: New Life – 1,580,067
- Dragon Quest VII Remake – 1,227,377
- Puzzles and Dragons Z – 1,005,697
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 982,737
- Grand Theft Auto V – 605,882
- New Super Mario Bros. U – 584,479 (bundle sales included)
- Wii Party U – 518,776 (bundle sales included)
While Nintendo hasn’t been doing as well overseas, it’s safe to say that we can retire the “Nintendo is doomed” trend for now.
Via Famitsu (in Japanese)