Top 30 Japanese Video Games 01/05/03

Our weekly rundown of what's hot in Japan for the week ending January 5, courtesy of Famitsu magazine.

Here are the top 30 best selling games in Japan for the week ending January 5, courtesy of the editors and marketing research types at Famitsu magazine.

Although zero new releases broke into the top 30, most of what was already up there sold quite a bit more than last week. Leading the trend, of course, was Pok�mon, which got that little bit closer to four million by selling over 400,000 copies in the space of six days (not counting New Year's Day itself since most stores were closed).

You have to wonder what Shigeru Miyamoto thinks about Mario Party 4 outselling Zelda and Super Mario Sunshine in Japan...

  1. Pok�mon Ruby/Sapphire (Nintendo, GBA) [408,831 / 3,606,593]
  2. Mario Party 4 (Nintendo, GBA) [92,638 / 770,528]
  3. Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (Square, PS2) [91,033 / 254,701]
  4. Ratchet & Clank (Sony, PS2) [90,559 / 366,299]
  5. Momotaro Dentetsu 11 (Hudson, PS2) [86,302 / 326,013]
  6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo, GC) [74,154 / 522,760]
  7. Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Capcom, GBA) [70,158 / 259,509]
  8. Unlimited SaGa (Square, PS2) [68,468 / 341,375]
  9. Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (Nintendo, GBA) [63,914 / 544,652]
  10. World Soccer Winning Eleven 6: Final Evolution (Konami, PS2) [49,833 / 456,067]
  11. Tales of Destiny 2 (Namco, PS2) [39,717 / 702,416]
  12. Sonic Advance 2 (Sega, GBA) [35,541 / 98,418]
  13. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (Nintendo, GBA) [32,335 / 382,333]
  14. Jissen Pachislo Hisshouhou! Majuuoh S (Sammy, PS2) [31,002 / 176,001]
  15. Densetsu no Stafy (Nintendo, GBA) [30,846 / 322,462]
  16. Resident Evil 0 (Capcom, GC) [25,279 / 337,149]
  17. SD Gundam G-Generation Neo (Bandai, PS2) [23,162 / 498,069]
  18. Shinobi (Sega, PS2) [22,775 / 180,891]
  19. One Piece: Nanatsu-tou no Daihihou (Banpresto, GBA) [22,211 / 122,445]
  20. Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance (Konami, PS2) [21,954 / 113,528]
  21. One Piece: Treasure Battle (Bandai, GC) [21,714 / 201,170]
  22. Million God (JAB, PS2) [20,519 / 44,693]
  23. Taiko no Tatsujin (Namco, PS2) [20,333 / 310,177]
  24. Lupin III: Majutsuoh no Isan (Banpresto, PS2) [19,859 / 204,236]
  25. Inuyasha (Bandai, PS) [17,952 / 69,623]
  26. Ape Escape 2 (The Best edition) (Sony, PS2) [17,540 / 51,430]
  27. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo, GC) [16,947 / 1,219,553]
  28. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu 9 Ketteiban (Konami, PS2) [16,555 / 67,900]
  29. Dark Cloud 2 (Sony, PS2) [16,149 / 209,339]
  30. King of Colosseum (Red) (Spike, PS2) [15,260 / 81,863]

Other New Titles

  • The King of Fighters EX2 (Marvelous Entertainment, GBA) [8732]
  • Kakuto Chojin (Microsoft, Xbox) [7418]