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According to Famitsu these are the best selling jrpg's of this generation.

Top 15.

1. Pokémon Diamond / Pearl (NDS) --- 5,751,997 
2. Pokémon White/Black (NDS) --- 5,176,188 
3. Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky (NDS) --- 4,324,925 
4. Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (NDS) --- 3,889,104 
5. Pokémon Platinum (NDS) --- 2,515,827
6. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) --- 1,904,313 
7. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Time/Darkness (NDS) --- 1,574,006 
8. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker Square Enix (NDS) --- 1,513,555
9. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie (NDS) --- 1,297,344
10. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (NDS) --- 1,283,423
11. Dragon Quest V (NDS) --- 1,244,531
12. Dragon Quest IV (NDS) --- 1,222,145 
13. Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire/Blizzard (NDS) --- 1,145,388
14. Final Fantasy III (NDS) --- 1,050,708
15. Inazuma Eleven 3 Challenge to the World! Spark Bomber (NDS) --- 890,440

Top 10 non Pokémon - Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy jrpg's. 

1. Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire/Blizzard (NDS) --- 1,145,388
2. Inazuma Eleven 3 Challenge to the World! Spark Bomber (NDS) --- 890,440
3. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP) --- 733,248
4. Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (NDS) --- 717,940
5. Phantasy Star Portable (PSP) --- 659,130 
6. Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus / Leo / Dragon (NDS) --- 593,675
7. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP) --- 590,527
8. Ni no Kuni (NDS) --- 529,218 
9. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (NDS) --- 522,260
10. Chrono Trigger (NDS) --- 485,885

Top 10 new jrpg Ip's.

1. Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire/Blizzard (NDS) --- 1,145,388
2. Inazuma Eleven 3 Challenge to the World! Spark Bomber (NDS) --- 890,440
3. Ni no Kuni (NDS) --- 529,218 
4. Inazuma Eleven 3 Challenge to the World! Di auger (NDS) --- 411,573 
5. Inazuma Eleven (NDS) --- 396,284 
6. White Knight Chronicles (PS3) --- 339,690
7. Super Kaseki Horida (NDS) --- 281,531
8. Demon's Souls (PS3) --- 265,410
9. Bokura wa Kaseki Holder (NDS) --- 253,350
10. White Knight Chronicles 2 (PS3) --- 249,350

Top 10 console jrpg's.

1. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) --- 1,904,313
2. Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (Wii) --- 486,222
3. Tales of Vesperia (PS3) --- 385,242
4. White Knight Chronicles (PS3) --- 339,690
5. Tales of Graces F (PS3) --- 313,215
6. Demon's Souls (PS3) --- 265,410
7. White Knight Chronicles 2 (PS3) --- 249,350
8. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) --- 224,333
9. Tales of Graces (Wii) --- 223,666
10. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii) --- 212,408

 

 

 



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Top 15.

1. Pokémon Diamond / Pearl (NDS) --- 5,751,997
2. Pokémon White/Black (NDS) --- 5,176,188
3. Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky (NDS) --- 4,324,925
4. Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (NDS) --- 3,889,104
5. Pokémon Platinum (NDS) --- 2,515,827
6. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) --- 1,904,313
7. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Time/Darkness (NDS) --- 1,574,006
8. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker Square Enix (NDS) --- 1,513,555
9. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie (NDS) --- 1,297,344
10. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (NDS) --- 1,283,423
11. Dragon Quest V (NDS) --- 1,244,531
12. Dragon Quest IV (NDS) --- 1,222,145
13. Inazuma Eleven 2: Threat of the Invaders - Fire/Blizzard (NDS) --- 1,145,388
14. Final Fantasy III (NDS) --- 1,050,708
15. Inazuma Eleven 3 Challenge to the World! Spark Bomber (NDS) --- 890,440


Quite diverse then.

Not surprised that they are almost all on either the DS or PSP but I never would have thought that even after removing Pokemon, FF and DQ off the JRPG lists, that Mega Man Star Force would be in the top ten, let alone place higher then ANY Tales of game nor a SMT game.

I get that it had three versions but come on that is still just crazy.

I would count Monster Hunter as JRPG, really.

I would also say Pokemon isn't an RPG, but actually a pet simulator in the same genre as Nintendogs.


Anyway. DS Domination here.

 

Pokemon might not be a typical JRPG, but it is an RPG.

however i've always wondered if its fair to compare Pokemon White/Black as the same game.

its the same game, but not everyone will by both versions. so is it fair to compare both versions as 1 game.

either way, its obvious the big loser this gen has been the FF series, with 5 years spent developing a game that couldnt make it into the top 5!

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awwww, damn tales.

Wow DS!! What a beast it is..

And just looking at the Pokemon on the list i'd bet when the 3DS gets its pokemon game then 3DS will explode again. Even Mystery Dungeon sold 1.5 million!!

 


Carl2291 said:
I would count Monster Hunter as JRPG, really.

I would also say Pokemon isn't an RPG, but actually a pet simulator in the same genre as Nintendogs.


Anyway. DS Domination here.

while I agree with the first statement, I dont agree at all with the pokemon one, I dont know if you were just kidding, but pokemon is clearly an rpg game, as rpg as dragonquest, final fantasy, persona, goldensun and such... 



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lol at Pokemon not being an RPG.

Total handheld dominance, it will be interesting to see if Vita can make this shift to handhelds possible in the West.



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Carl2291 said:
I would count Monster Hunter as JRPG, really.

I would also say Pokemon isn't an RPG, but actually a pet simulator in the same genre as Nintendogs.


Anyway. DS Domination here.


 

I can see why some people don't consider games like Super Paper Mario RPGs, but Pokemon, really?  Pokemon has random encounters, dungeons, leveling up, turn based battles, Nintendogs has none.  To even doubt Pokemon's credentials at being an RPG is ludicrous.  Just out of interest Carl, do you consider the DQ games that involving recruiting monsters pet simulators as well?  What are your personal determinants of what is an RPG?  Because Pokemon easily meets all of mine.

Calling pokemon a pet simulator is like calling FFVIII a card game because of triple triad.