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RPGs Crowd Famitsu's Biannual Top 100
07.14.2010

BECKY CUNNINGHAM
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It looks as though the market for RPGs is going strong in Japan. Famitsu's list of the top 100 best-selling games in Japan for the first half of 2010 is out. Although New Super Mario Brothers Wii topped the charts, it was quickly followed by a crowd of RPGs near the top of the list. In fact, 33 out of the 100 top-selling games were RPGs. The list reflects the continued trend of Japanese gaming audiences turning away from home consoles towards portable devices, where RPGs have flourished.

Here are the RPGs on the top 100 list:

2. [NDS] Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie (Square Enix) - 1,293,916
3. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (Square Enix) - 1,194,584
5. [PSP] Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix) - 728,286
9. [PSP] God Eater (Bandai Namco) - 605,316
10. [PS3] Yakuza 4 (Sega) - 552,531

12. [NDS] Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Pokemon) - 475,275
13. [NDS] Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (Pokemon) - 393,862 / 3,776,459
14. [NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo) - 376,054 / 696,994
17. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP The Best Reprint] (Konami) - 294,446 / 330,591
19. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) - 193,179 / 1,891,435
20. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 2 (Level 5) - 186,066 / 1,129,681

21. [PS3] End of Eternity [Resonance of Fate] (Sega) - 184,622
29. [PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Sega) - 153,388
30. [PS3] Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope International (Square Enix) - 152,297
32. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies [Ultimate Hits] (Square Enix) - 141,671
34. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey III (Atlus) - 137,633
35. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega) - 137,510 / 580,726
37. [PS3] NieR Replicant (Square Enix) - 127,649
40. [WII] Xenoblade (Nintendo) - 109,503

41. [PS3] Ar Tonelico 3 (Bandai Namco) - 108,741
42. [PSP] .hack//Link (Bandai Namco) - 104,296
44. [NDS] Super Robot Wars OG Saga The Lord of Elementals (Bandai Namco) - 100,569
45. [NDS] Infinite Frontier Exceed: Super Robot Wars OG Saga (Bandai Namco) - 98,549
56. [NDS] Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4 (Spike) - 84,922
58. [360] Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Konami) - 82,490

65. [WII] Monster Hunter Tri (Konami) - 73,141 / 1,041,174
66. [PS3] Totori no Atelier (Gust) - 72,836
78. [PS3] Yakuza 3 [PS3 The Best] (Sega) - 62,497 / 79,206
88. [NDS] Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride [Ultimate Hits] (Square Enix) - 54,127
91. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Square Enix) - 52,017 / 4,152,985
92. [NDS] Metal Fight Bayblade Bakutan! Cyber Pegasus - 51,157 / 122,056
94. [PSP] Zettai Hero Kaizou Kikaki (Nippon Ichi) - 59,314
96. [PS3] Demon Souls [PS3 The Best] (SCE) - 49,730



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