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Total Software Produced for Platforms

System 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
PlayStation 422 519 664 828 757 496 377 142 29 6 17 6
Sega Saturn 324 390 262 25 3              
Super Nintendo 158 34 9 17 5              
Game Boy 35 60 95 148 172 115 15 2        
Neo Geo 33 10 8 5 3 1 4 2 3      
PC-FX 24 17 4                  
3DO Real 15                      
Game Gear 11                      
Nintendo 64 10 45 55 58 33 6            
PC Engine 7 1                    
Mega Drive 2                      
Neo Geo Pocket     10 39 34 8            
Dreamcast     8 120 169 125 73 48 27 3 2 2
WonderSwan       73 52 40 27 11 2      
PlayStation 2         122 243 427 555 630 651 549 401
Game Boy Advance           131 205 154 192 109 63  
GameCube           10 68 103 54 109 11  
Pokemon Mini           3 6          
Xbox             68 64 63 42 2 1
PSP                 18 108 231 160
Nintendo DS                 14 112 251 434
Xbox 360                   10 65 79
Wii                     21 100
PlayStation 3                     13 54
Total 1,041 1,076 1,115 1,313 1,350 1,178 1,270 1,081 1,032 1,150 1,225 1,237

1996 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Pokemon Red/Green/Blue (GB) - 1,663,861
2. Tekken 2 (PS) - 1,079,585
3. Super Mario RPG (SNES) - 995,898

1997 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Pokemon Red/Green/Blue (GB) - 3,995,992
2. Final Fantasy VII (PS) - 3,277,291
3. Derby Stallion (PS) - 1,581,139

1998 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Pikachu (GB) - 3,006,067
2. Resident Evil 2 (PS) - 2,154,974
3. Gran Turismo (PS) - 1,495,757

1999 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Pokemon Gold/Silver (GB) - 3,628,627
2. Final Fantasy VIII (PS) - 3,501,588
3. Resident Evil 3 (PS) - 1,339,022

2000 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Dragon Quest VII (PS) - 3,784,681
2. Final Fantasy IX (PS) - 2,659,221
3. Pokemon Gold/Silver (GB) - 2,383,096

2001 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Final Fantasy X (PS2) - 2,264,047
2. Gran Turismo 3 (PS2) - 1,437,581
3. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (GB) - 1,138,756

2002 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA) - 3,197,762
2. World Soccer: Winning Eleven 6 (PS2) - 1,115,707
3. Onimusha 2 (PS2) - 1,002,968

2003 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) - 1,941,727
2. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA) - 1,704,458
3. Dynasty Warriors 3 (PS2) - 1,178,455

2004 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) - 3,231,288
2. Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green (GBA) - 2,377,713
3. Dragon Quest V (PS2) - 1,616,155

2005 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS) - 1,169,757
2. Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) - 1,066,749
3. Brain Age (DS) - 1,011,341

2006 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS) - 4,302,815
2. New Super Mario Bros (DS) - 3,818,214
3. Brain Age 2 (DS) - 3,748,638

2007 Top-Selling Games and Units Sold
1. Wii Sports (Wii) - 1,911,520
2. Monster Hunter Portable 2 (PSP) - 1,489,898
3. Wii Play (Wii) - 1,487,484

Famitsu Feature: Japan's Top Selling Games