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Nintendo: Top Software and Hardware Seller in 2009 in Japan

by Pedro Hernandez - December 28, 2009, 12:42 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Adria Sang

Wii and DS software dominate the ASCII's best-seller list for 2009.

Japanese publisher ASCII Media Works have released their list of the top 30 best-selling games in 2009. The list shows that Nintendo software dominates the charts, with DS and Wii titles from Nintendo and third parties.

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX for the DS is the top-selling title for the year, listing more than 4 million units sold. At number two is Nintendo's Pokémon Heart Gold/Silver, a DS remake of Pokémon Gold and Silver, selling 3.3 million units in 2009. Friend Connection, a DS life simulation title from Nintendo, comes at number three with more than 2 million units sold. At number four is the first Wii title in the chart. New Super Mario Bros. Wii enters the chart with a little less than 2 million units sold. Closing the top five is Wii Sports Resort with 1,499,058 units sold.

Previously released titles also make an appearance as the best sellers of 2009. The original Wii Fit is at number 15 with 499,251 units sold, for a total of 3,470,235 copies sold since its release in 2007. Mario Kart Wii is in 18th with 404,751 copies sold for a lifetime sales total of 2,447,964 copies sold.

The complete ASCII chart is as follows:

  • 1. Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix, DS): 4,089,136
  • 2. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (Pokemon, DS): 3,301,873
  • 3. Friend Collection (Nintendo, DS): 2,059,236
  • 4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, WII): 1,897,089
  • 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii): 1,499,058
  • 6. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, PS3): 1,455,505
  • 7. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii): 1,205,424
  • 8. Monster Hunter 3 (Capcom, Wii): 949,095
  • 9. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP): 878,880 (1,080,715)
  • 10. Inazuma Eleven 2 Fire/Blizzard (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
  • 13. Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, PS3): 552,553
  • 14. Yakuza 3 (Sega, PS3): 552,826
  • 15. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii): 499,251 (3,470,235)
  • 16. Professor Layton and the Demon's Flute (Level-5, DS): 481,311
  • 17. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega, PSP): 415,522
  • 18. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 404,751 (2,447,964)
  • 19. Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce (Koei, PSP): 397,080
  • 20. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Sky Battalion (Pokemon, DS): 383,226
  • 21. Taiko Drum Master Wii (Namco Bandai, Wii): 375,895 (625,391)
  • 22. Winning Eleven 2010 (Konami, PS3): 370,831
  • 23. Rhythm Heaven Gold (Nintendo, DS): 361,292 (1,763,270)
  • 24. Tales of Vesperia (Namco Bandai, PS3): 352,961
  • 25. Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 2 (Namco Bandai, PSP): 339,523
  • 26. Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon, DS): 325,911 (2,536,712)
  • 27. Gundam VS Gundam Next Plus (Namco Bandai, PSP): 323,531
  • 28. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo, DS): 314,832 (861,393)
  • 29. Ace Attorney Investigations (Capcom, DS): 313,891
  • 30. SD Gundam G Generation Wars (Namco Bandai, PS2): 306,985
  • In terms of hardware, Dengeki's sales data reports that there was a 16.3 percent drop in hardware sales in 2009, dropping to 9.86 units sold. Software sales dropped to 4.3 percent to 65.05 million units sold. In this regard, the DS was the top performer in both hardware and software sales.

    Talkback

    LouieturkeyDecember 29, 2009

    Quote:

    In terms of hardware, Dengeki's sales data reports that there was a 16.3 percent drop in hardware sales in 2009, dropping to 9.86 million units sold.

    I'm guessing the million was supposed to be in there.  ;)

    NinGurl69 *hugglesDecember 29, 2009

    That's pretty pathetic, Japan!

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