With gaming consoles coming in and out of the gaming industry, we bring you the list of the top 10 best selling consoles in Japan.

The information is based from a reliable source, Famitsu, as curated and shared by gaming analyst Dr. Serkan Toto on Twitter, and we are going to put in the top 5 games for every console as well. Read on.

5. XBox One (8,897 units sold)

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source: Gamespot

Best Japanese Titles to Play on XBox One

1. Mega Man: Legacy Collection
2. Final Fantasy XV
3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
4. Dark Souls III
5. Resident Evil.

Source: Windowscentral

4. Wii U (336,151 units sold)

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source: nintendo

Best Japanese Titles to Play on Wii U

1. Super Mario Maker
2. Splatoon
3. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
4. Super Mario 3D World
5. Mario Kart 8

Source: Business Insider

3. Playstation Vita - includes PS Vita TV (865,002 units sold)

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source: playstation.blog

Best Selling PS Vita Games in Japan

1. Dragon Builders
2. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
3. Dragon Quest Heroes II
4. Kan Colle Kai
5. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016

Source: Kotaku

2. Playstation 4 - includes PS4 Pro (1,790,883 units sold)

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source: IGN

Best Selling PS4 Games in Japan

1. Final Fantasy XV
2. Dark Souls III
3. Dragon Quest Heroes II
4. Dragon Builders
5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

1. Nintendo 3DS - all models including 2DS (1,874,457 units sold)

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source: nintendo

Best Selling Nintendo 3DS Games in Japan

1. Pokemon Sun/Moon
2. Yo-Kai Watch - Sushi/Tempura
3. Super Mario Maker
4. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3
5. Yo-Kai Sangokushi

Source: Famitsu


It is to no surprise that Nintendo 3DS is ranking number one as the best selling console in Japan in 2016, with key releases like Pokemon Sun and Moon and Yo-Kai Watch. The console end, however, seems to be on a downward trend year after year, as the Japanese market shifts more and more to mobile games.

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