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Chris Winkler
Best-Selling Games of the Year Announced
Japanese edition of Top 30 inside.
12.29.09 - 10:40 PM

Tokyo-based market research firm MediaCreate today announced the list of best-selling games in Japan during the current calendar year. Out of the 30 most successful games, 13, i.e. almost every second title, were RPGs. Not surprisingly, Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX became the best-selling game of the year in Japan, selling more than four million copies.

1. Dragon Quest IX, Square Enix, DS, 4,089,136
2. Pokemon Heart Gold&Soul Silver, Nintendo, DS, 3,301,873
6. Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix, PS3, 1,455,505
10. Inazuma Eleven 2, Level 5, DS, 851,175
11. Mario&Luigi RPG 3, Nintendo, DS, 708,311
12. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Square Enix, DS, 571,981
16. Prof. Layton and the Devil's Flute, Level 5, DS, 481,311
17. Phantasy Star Portable 2, Sega, PSP, 415,522
20. Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky, Nintendo, DS, 383,226
24. Tales of Vesperia, Bandai Namco Games, PS3, 352,961
25. Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 2, Bandai Namco Games, PSP, 339,523
26. Pokemon Platinum, Nintendo, DS, 325,911 (copies sold in 2009)
29. Gyakuten Kenji, Capcom, DS, 313,891


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