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Best Selling Console Games in Japan \ 2006

Rank Game Title Publisher System Genre Units Sold
1 Pokemon Diamond / Pearl Nintendo DS RPG 4,302,815
2 New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS ACT 3,818,214
3 Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training
(More Brain Training)
Nintendo DS ETC 3,748,638
4 Animal Crossing Wild World Nintendo DS ETC 2,485,264
5 Final Fantasy XII Square Enix PS2 RPG 2,322,329
6 Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training
(Brain Training)
Nintendo DS ETC 1,991,116
7 Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training
(English Training)
Nintendo DS ETC 1,529,618
8 Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS RAC 1,115,082
9 World Soccer Winning Eleven 10 Konami PS2 SPT 1,052,360
10 Tetris DS Nintendo DS PUZ 985,246
11 Final Fantasy III Square Enix DS RPG 935,390
12 Otona no Joushikiryoku Training DS
(Common Sense Training)
Nintendo DS ETC 916,600
13 Love and Berry DS Collection Sega DS ETC 778,734
14 Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2 Bandai Namco Games DS SIM 713,237
15 Kirby Squeak Squad Nintendo DS ACT 698,133
16 Cooking Navi Nintendo DS ETC 691,007
17 Pokemon Ranger Pokemon DS RPG 643,776
18 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker Square Enix DS RPG 633,084
19 Monster Hunter 2 Capcom PS2 ACT 576,510
20 Sengoku Musou 2 Koei PS2 ACT 562,320
21 Wii Sports Nintendo Wii SPT 553,214
22 Jump Ultimate Stars Nintendo DS FIG 548,474
23 Minna no Tennis SCE PS2 SPT 513,862
24 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Square Enix PS2 ACT 513,157
25 Wii Play Nintendo Wii ETC 503,185
26 Ryu ga Gotoku 2 (Yakuza 2) Sega PS2 A.ADV 465,380
27 Yawaraka Atama Juku (Big Brain Academy) Nintendo DS ETC 455,557
28 Nintendogs Nintendo DS ETC 442,223
29 Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny: Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. II Plus Bandai Namco Games PS2 ACT 440,432
30 Monster Hunter Portable Capcom PSP ACT 435,181
31 Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO Namco Bandai Games PS2 FIG 423,846
32 Mario and Luigi RPG 2 Nintendo DS RPG 417,391
33 Valkyrie Profile Silmeria Square Enix PS2 RPG 401,687
34 Mario Basket 3 on 3 Nintendo DS SPT 399,346
35 Kingdom Hearts II Square Enix PS2 RPG 391,544
36 Mother 3 Nintendo GBA RPG 368,582
37 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 13 Konami PS2 SPT 358,725
38 Tales of Destiny Bandai Namco Games PS2 RPG 343,184
39 Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Kounin: KanKen
(Kanji Training)
Rocket Company DS ETC 340,429
40 Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop Bandai Namco Games DS SIM 339,655
41 Shin Onimusha Capcom PS2 ACT 325,872
42 Dragon Quest: Shounen Yangus no Fushigi na Daibouken Square Enix PS2 RPG 301,755
43 Daredemo Asobi Taizen Nintendo DS TBL 296,246
44 Sengoku Basara 2 Capcom PS2 ACT 285,525
45 Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo Wii A.ADV 285,274
46 Children of Mana Square Enix DS A.RPG 281,083
47 Ryu ga Gotoku: The Best (Yakuza) Sega PS2 A.ADV 275,340
48 SD Gundam G Generation Portable Namco Bandai Games PSP SIM 271,425
49 Let's Make a Pro Soccer Club! Europe Sega PS2 SPT 247,931
50 Final Fantasy V Advance Square Enix GBA RPG 243,443
51 Pachislot Fist of the North Star SE Sammy Studios PS2 TBL 242,820
52 Rythmn Tengoku Nintendo GBA ETC 242,002
53 Gundam Climax UC Bandai PS2 ACT 241,597
54 Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Nintendo DS RPG 240,237
55 Seiken Densetsu 4 (Dawn of Mana) Square Enix PS2 A.RPG 229,524
56 Final Fantasy VI Advance Square Enix GBA RPG 223,320
57 200 Mannin no KanKen Tokoton Kanji Nou IE Institute DS ETC 221,184
58 Famicom Mini: Super Mario Brothers Nintendo GBA ACT 220,117
59 Ryuusei no Rockman: Dragon / Leo / Pegasus Capcom DS ACT 219,171
60 Digimon Story: Moonlight / Sunburst Bandai Namco Games DS RPG 217,986
61 Mogitate Tingle no Barairo Rupee Land Nintendo DS RPG 213,567
62 Jikkyou Powerful Major League Konami PS2 SPT 210,398
63 Persona 3 Atlus PS2 RPG 210,319
64 Front Mission 5: Scars of the War Square Enix PS2 SIM 203,060
65 Made in Wario Nintendo DS ETC 202,304
66 Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Namco PS2 SIM 202,041
67 Pokemon Emerald Nintendo GBA RPG 200,293
68 Super Dragonball Z Banpresto PS2 FIG 198,074
69 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Nintendo GBA RPG 197,570
70 Odoru Made in Wario Nintendo Wii ETC 196,766
71 Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000: DS Kondate Zenshuu Nintendo DS ETC 194,798
72 Suikoden V Konami PS2 RPG 194,780
73 Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Konami PSP ACT 194,423
74 Super Mario Strikers Nintendo GC SPT 191,993
75 Phantasy Star Universe Sega PS2 RPG 188,961
76 Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series Vol. 5: CR Shinseiki Evangelion D3 PS2 TBL 184,500
77 Xenosaga Episode III Namco PS2 RPG 181,297
78 Another Century's Episode 2 Banpresto PS2 SIM 181,052
79 J-League Winning Eleven 10 + Europa League 06-07 Konami PS2 SPT 179,494
80 Sengoku Musou 2 Empires Koei PS2 ACT 175,826
81 Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS ACT 175,751
82 Minna no Golf 4: The Best SCE PS2 SPT 174,974
83 Valkyrie Profile Lenneth Square Enix PSP RPG 168,515
84 Pachi-Slot Simulator: Ossu! Banchou Daito PS2 TBL 167,410
85 Momotarou Dentetsu 16 Hudson PS2 TBL 167,327
86 Densetsu no Stafi 4 Nintendo DS ACT 167,136
87 Battle Stadium D.O.N Bandai Namco Games PS2 FIG 166,750
88 Tales of the Tempest Namco DS RPG 165,476
89 Magic Taizen Nintendo DS ETC 163,746
90 Rockman EXE 6 Capcom GBA RPG 163,328
91 Puzzle Series Vol. 3: Sudoku Hudson DS PUZ 163,037
92 Kamaitachi no Yoru 3 Sega PS2 ADV 162,199
93 .hack//G.U. vol. 1: Rebirth Bandai Namco Games PS2 RPG 162,047
94 Summon Night 4 Banpresto PS2 RPG 159,547
95 Pro Baseball Spirits 3 Konami PS2 SPT 157,477
96 LocoRoco SCE PSP ACT 154,816
97 Monster Hunter Portable: The Best Capcom PSP ACT 154,187
98 .hack//G.U. vol. 2: Reminisce Bandai Namco Games PS2 RPG 153,851
99 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable Konami PSP SPT 150,431
100 Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories Nippon Ichi Software PS2 RPG 150,428

System Abbreviation
DSNintendo DS
GBAGame Boy Advance / SP
GCGameCube
PS2PlayStation 2
PS3PlayStation 3
PSPPlayStation Portable
WiiNintendo Wii
Genre Abbreviation
RPGRole Playing ACTAction
A.RPGAction RPG A.ADVAction Adventure
S.RPGStrategy RPG ADVAdventure
FIGFighting SPTSport
STGShooting SIMSimulation/Strategy
RACRacing TBLTable/Board/Cards
PUZPuzzle ETCEtcetera
Sales source: Famitsu


 
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