By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Sales Discussion - Best-Selling Western Games in Japan (500k+ Sales)

Seems like you have to register in that site to see anything more than the first post.



Around the Network

Minor updates made. Not much to note except that Luigi's Mansion 3 overtook Donkey Kong 64 and The Last of Us overtook Battlefield 4.

Looking forward a bit, I expect that the next big change to the numbers will be when GTA5 gets its PS5/XS versions this March. Even with those systems selling limited amounts in Japan, those versions can do a lot to close the gap between GTA5 and DKC3.

Ghost of Tsushima is under 30k sales short of meeting the 500k threshold. It is still a potential member of this list if it has just a bit of legs for the PS5 version as the PS5 becomes more readily available (or if we get new digital estimates).



Love and tolerate.

Salnax said:
Endymion said:

https://www.installbaseforum.com/forums/threads/japan-nintendo-software-and-hardware-sales-data-from-1983-to-present.208/

I'm sorry to ask something more of you, but that website doesn't let me see the second post, which they say includes their sources. May you please at least copy the relevant link?

Thanks in advance. I'll be updating the OP after I can use those sources.

From that installbase thread.



Luigi's Mansion 3 has just barely overtaken Crash Bandicoot 3. Minecraft and GTA5 have also seen sales increases in recent months.

GTA5 will likely gain a decent chunk of sales upon the release of the PS5 and XS versions in March, though nowhere near the sales of the PS3 and PS4 versions.



Love and tolerate.

Minor update as of May 1st, 2022. Minecraft crossed the 6.5 million mark, GTA5 had an underwhelming PS5 release, and Luigi's Mansion 3 picked up a few more sales.



Love and tolerate.

Around the Network

Luigi's Mansion 3 have sold another 130k in Japan from April 1,2021 to March 31,2022, according to Nintendo's latest financial report:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220510_6e.pdf#page=17

Last edited by deerox - on 18 May 2022

Luigi's Mansion 3 is at 1.13mil according to Nintendo's IR report.



Kakadu18 said:

Luigi's Mansion 3 is at 1.13mil according to Nintendo's IR report.

That's correct.

From April 1 2019 to March 31 2020 it sold 830,000 copies in Japan:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200507_3e.pdf#page=19

From April 1 2020 to March 31 2021 it sold 170,000 copies in Japan:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2021/210506_3e.pdf#page=19

From April 1 2021 to March 31 2022 it sold 130,000 copies in Japan:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220510_6e.pdf#page=17



deerox said:
Kakadu18 said:

Luigi's Mansion 3 is at 1.13mil according to Nintendo's IR report.

That's correct.

From April 1 2019 to March 31 2020 it sold 830,000 copies in Japan:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2020/200507_3e.pdf#page=19

From April 1 2020 to March 31 2021 it sold 170,000 copies in Japan:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2021/210506_3e.pdf#page=19

From April 1 2021 to March 31 2022 it sold 130,000 copies in Japan:

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220510_6e.pdf#page=17

Good find! I'll update the OP.



Love and tolerate.

As of December 2020 Luigi's Mansion 2 was at 1.31mil in Japan according to the CESA Games White Paper.