Japan’s Top 100 Selling Games of 2014 Revealed, Knack is the #1 PS4 Title

January 22, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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A few weeks ago, Famitsu’s 2014 report about the Japanese games industry was published, revealing that Yokai Watch 2 topped the charts as the best-selling game, and the 3DS was easily the #1 piece of hardware.

In a recent issue of Famitsu, all 100 of the highest-selling games in Japan during 2014 (December 30, 2013 to December 28, 2014) were listed, showing that Nintendo’s dominance continues up to Puzzle & Dragons Z at #13. Finally, at #14, PlayStation gets its first title in the form of Knack, a game Sony bundled with PS4’s at console launch in February. Continuing with PlayStation, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost was tops on PS3, while Freedom Wars was #1 on PlayStation Vita.

According to Famitsu, here’s the top 100 selling games of 2014, which doesn’t include digital sales, but does include download cards bought at retail and games sold within bundles:

Famitsu Top 100 in 2014 (2014/Lifetime)

  1. Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 3,050,178
  2. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) – 2,464,850
  3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – 2,381,177
  4. Super Smash Bros (3DS) – 2,066,022
  5. Yokai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (3DS) – 2,007,327
  6. Yokai Watch (3DS) – 994,346 / 1.280.799
  7. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 842,053
  8. Dragon Quest Monster 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) – 748,139
  9. Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS) – 687,957
  10. Super Smash Bros (Wii U) – 478,366
  11. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 477,496
  12. Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 467.935
  13. Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS) – 442.780/1.448.477
  14. Knack (PS4) – 400.115
  15. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost (PS3) – 372.827
  16. Dark Souls II (PS3) – 339.592
  17. Freedom Wars (PSV)- 287.012
  18. Wii Party U (Wii U) – 281.107/799.873
  19. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3) – 260.852
  20. Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3) – 255.938
  21. Yakuza: Ishin! (PS3) – 255.471
  22. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) – 254.631
  23. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) – 251.797/1.217.591
  24. Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – 249.016
  25. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 248.832/3.542.144
  26. Harvest Moon: Linking The New World (3DS) – 243.000
  27. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PSV) – 241.377
  28. Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (3DS) – 236.456
  29. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3) – 234.995
  30. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 232.273/4.249.432
  31. Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – 212.204
  32. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (PS3) – 209.892
  33. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) – 192.456/417.874
  34. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – 192.193/602.234
  35. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 189.271/2.355.274
  36. J-Stars Victory Vs (PS3)- 185.996
  37. Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear (3DS) – 182.562
  38. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) – 181.751
  39. Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (3DS) – 170.276
  40. 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (PSV) – 164.851
  41. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (PS3) – 164.789
  42. Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) – 154.503
  43. J-Stars Victory Vs (PSV) – 151.422
  44. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PSV) – 148.708
  45. Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX (PS3) – 148.007
  46. Phantasy Star Nova (PSV) – 146.589
  47. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition (PS3) – 146.218
  48. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4) – 144.798
  49. Dragon Quest X Online (3DS) – 141.845
  50. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) – 140.105
  51. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 (PS3) – 138.278
  52. Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS) – 134.782
  53. Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PS3) – 133.927
  54.  Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 (PS3) – 132.841
  55. Pokemon Art Academy (3DS) – 131.062
  56. Wii Fit U (Wii U) – 130.149
  57. Yakuza: Ishin! (PS4) – 129.307
  58. Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (3DS) – 128.573/286.752
  59. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (PSV) – 128.492
  60. Tomodachi Life (3DS)) – 126.198/1.706.265
  61. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) – 125.422
  62. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) – 123.651/729.533
  63. Destiny  (PS4) – 119.707
  64. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) – 118.774
  65. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3) – 118.238/300.876
  66. The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (PSV) – 117.842
  67. Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (PS3) – 115.762
  68. Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps/Vol.2: BiBi/Vol.3: Lily White (PSV) – 115.196
  69. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U) – 113.388
  70. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) – 107.524
  71. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang/Supernova (3DS) – 107.340/277.207
  72. Battlefield 4 (PS4) – 107.282
  73. The Idolmaster: One for All (PS3) – 106.465
  74. Derby Stallion Gold (3DS) – 104.675
  75. Soul Sacrifice (PSV) – 104.058
  76. Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (PS3) – 102.509
  77. Destiny (PS3) – 101.440
  78. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) – 100.994/2.326.728
  79. Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS) – 100.116
  80. The Evil Within (PS3) – 98.132
  81. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack (PSV) – 96.808/231.453
  82. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3) – 96.132
  83. DanganRonpa: Another Episode (PSV) – 95.901
  84. Watch Dogs (PS4) – 95.490
  85. Gundam Breaker 2 (PS3) – 95.442
  86. Disney Magic World (3DS) – 94.167/521.237
  87. Shining Resonance (PS3) – 93.106
  88. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition (PS4) – 92.593
  89. Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! (3DS) – 92.513
  90. Samurai Warriors 4 (PSV) – 91.107
  91. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (3DS) – 88.729/275.546
  92. The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (PS3) – 87.223
  93. Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) (PS3) – 85.885
  94. Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (3DS) – 85.380
  95. Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess (3DS) – 84.856/255.572
  96. Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) – 84.581/367.267
  97. Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! (Wii U) – 83.734/179.810
  98. Watch Dogs (PS3) – 82.362
  99. Kamen Rider: Battride War II (PS3) – 81.893
  100. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (3DS) – 81.853

Are you surprised by any games in the top 100?

[Source: Famitsu via NeoGAF]