The top 100 best selling Japanese Games on Steam

on July 9, 2018 by

The top 100 best selling Japanese Games on Steam

Ever wondered what the best selling Japanese games on Steam are? There was a time when Steam wasn’t particularly well serviced for Japanese games. Things have very much changed over the last few years as the amount of Japanese content on Steam, both large and small, has exploded.

 

Now, not sure if any of you noticed, but over the last week someone found an exploit in the Steam API which allowed them to extrapolate data, from Steam achievements, to see how much a game had sold. Previously, website Steam Spy had its own meant of establishing sales data, though this was often found to be inaccurate.

 

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This new method has proven to be extremely accurate, though unfortunately the exploit has now been closed. Even so, there’s now a very accurate pool of data, that gives figures up to the 1st of July 2018 – and therefore has enabled us to see, for the first time, what the best selling Japanese games of all time are on Steam. So here we go, a top 100 list for you below!

 

THE 100 BEST SELLING JAPANESE GAMES ON STEAM

Title Sales
DARK SOULS III 3,294,533
DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition 3,289,250
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN 1,750,593
SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics 1,514,485
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links 1,461,356
DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin 1,453,157
Resident Evil 6 / Biohazard 6 1,317,100
Ultra Street Fighter IV 1,306,698
DARK SOULS II 1,266,678
NieR:Automata 1,175,123
FINAL FANTASY VII 1,136,100
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ 1,102,937
Resident Evil 5/ Biohazard 5 1,005,089
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen 970,603
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 965,482
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 824,682
Valkyria Chronicles 767,675
FINAL FANTASY XIII 707,712
resident evil 4 / biohazard 4 704,953
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE 691,324
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst HD 671,888
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard / BIOHAZARD 7 resident evil 668,829
Resident Evil Revelations 2 / Biohazard Revelations 2 658,030
METAL SLUG 3 651,482
Cave Story+ 590,104
FINAL FANTASY VIII 581,505
NEKOPARA Vol. 1 578,066
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster 568,989
NEKOPARA Vol. 0 565,127
Killer is Dead – Nightmare Edition 546,981
TEKKEN 7 541,238
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 535,273
Jet Set Radio 533,153
Ace Combat Assault Horizon – Enhanced Edition 527,228
Resident Evil Revelations / Biohazard Revelations 503,330
100% Orange Juice 498,987
FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION 489,872
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION 456,361
DRAGON BALL FighterZ 444,795
Bayonetta 424,901
Sonic Adventure 2 416,375
Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTER 415,885
Tales of Zestiria 410,109
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 405,416
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: Core Fighters 383,476
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition 363,817
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution 363,459
DARK SOULS: REMASTERED 348,944
Nioh: Complete Edition / ŠÈ_Ü Complete Edition 347,803
FINAL FANTASY IX 333,922
NEKOPARA Vol. 2 318,426
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy 309,617
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition 299,184
Tales of Berseria 284,444
Hatoful Boyfriend 283,021
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 244,770
GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst 243,065
Sonic CD 241,011
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc 234,336
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII 232,259
METAL SLUG X 229,374
Tales of Symphonia 221,667
NEKOPARA Vol. 3 220,127
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair 202,538
Resident Evil 0 / biohazard 0 HD REMASTER 199,427
GOD EATER RESURRECTION 195,787
Narcissu 1st & 2nd 194,502
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet 183,822
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair 178,510
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist 178,059
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend 176,322
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds 168,948
FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD 164,421
OKAMI HD 162,638
STEINS;GATE 160,015
FINAL FANTASY III 159,583
METAL SLUG 156,631
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae 154,061
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut 149,712
Crazy Taxi 148,830
Vanquish 143,289
Ys I & II Chronicles+ 140,737
Fairy Fencer F 136,968
GUILTY GEAR Xrd -SIGN- 136,267
FINAL FANTASY IV 135,594
Front Mission Evolved 134,789
Mega Man Legacy Collection 134,259
Ridge Racer Unbounded 133,909
Ikaruga 128,543
ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 126,699
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom 124,778
GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR- 124,487
SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS 120,376
If My Heart Had Wings 119,624
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed 117,269
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend 117,011
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition 114,714
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE 110,374
THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH 109,446
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed 108,610

 

So there you have it, the best selling Japanese games on Steam. While the top 10 is pretty predictable (apart form maybe Yu-Gi-oh!) it’s an interesting mix of titles – and it’s super-nice to see some surprises get represented in there.

 

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Probably one of the biggest surprises for me is the half-million sales of relatively unknown – but actually pretty great doijin title 100% Orange Juice, which, if I recall used to be for sale on his very website many moons ago, when Rice Digital was a doujin focused website and store.

 

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Nekopara is also a nice surprise, and so many entries – that’s a whole lot of revenue right there. Other honorable mentions are the lovely VN, If My Heart Had Wings, sneaking in at the bottom and, of course, the runaway success of Valkyria Chronicles who’s success, I’m sure, has contributed greatly to Sega’s renewed interest in bringing Japanese content westward.

 

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