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Here Are Japan's Best Selling Games Of 2012

It turns out the Japanese are still really into Pokémon.

The list comes from Japanese gaming site 4Gamer.net, with helpful translations from Siliconera. It's always interesting to see what Japanese gamers are into compared to us over here in North America. For example, Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb sold better than Resident Evil: Revelations for 3DS. The list below contains the top 30 best selling games, and their units sold for 2012.

  1. Pokémon Black/White 2  -  2,919,977
  2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf  -  1,969,955
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2  -  1,743,791
  4. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D  -  919,870
  5. Resident Evil 6  -  833,012
  6. One Piece: Pirate Warriors  -  828,150
  7. Mario Kart 7  -  748,797
  8. Super Mario 3D Land  -  689,374
  9. Mario Party 9  -  641,348
  10. Dragon Quest X  -  609,783
  11. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate  -  602,058
  12. Yakuza 5  -  518,224
  13. Dragon’s Dogma  -  467,375
  14. Fire Emblem: Awakening  -  455,268
  15. Tales of Xillia 2  -  428,913
  16. Paper Mario: Sticker Star  -  402,133
  17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013  -  399,340
  18. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity  -  373,699
  19. New Super Mario Bros. U  -  369,392
  20. Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus pack-in)  -  358,627
  21. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z  -  344,018
  22. Pokémon Conquest  -  341,250
  23. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb  -  340,533
  24. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City  -  338,889
  25. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance  -  338,812
  26. Run for Money Tousouchuu  -  337,472
  27. Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition  -  321,959
  28. Kid Icarus: Uprising  -  316,133
  29. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei  -  314,016
  30. Resident Evil: Revelations  -  296,040

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