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2003 First Half Top 100 Best Selling Japanese Console Games
From: Dec 30, 2002 - June 29, 2003

Rank

Game Title ( ** denotes titles released in previous year) Publisher

System

Genre

Sold in 2003 Total Sold
1 Final Fanasy X-2 Square Enix PS2 RPG 1,970,010 1,970,010
2 Shin Sangoku Musou 3 Koei PS2 ACT 1,109,809 1,109,809
3 **Pocket Monster Sapphire Nintendo GBA RPG 642,807 2,221,739
4 **Pocket Monster Ruby Nintendo GBA RPG 628,333 2,163,452
5 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Bandai PS2 FIG 566,275 566,275
6 Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart Square Enix GBA RPG 542,377 542,377
7 The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Alpha Banpresto PS2 S.RPG 505,810 505,810
8 Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Square Enix PS2 RPG 481,850 481,850
9 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Square Enix GBA S.RPG 450,131 450,131
10 Devil May Cry 2 Capcom PS2 ACT 447,910 447,910
11 Let's Make the J. League Pro Soccer Club 3 Sega PS2 SLG 444,627 444,627
12 Made In Wario Nintendo GBA ETC 389,300 389,300
13 **Taikou no Tetsujin Namco PS2 MUS 307,333 627,173
14 Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Nintendo GBA A.RPG 281,178 281,178
15 Taikou no Tetsujin: Doki! Shinkyoku Darakeno Haru Matsuri Namco PS2 MUS 278,000 278,000
16 Nechu Professional Baseball 2003 Namco PS2 SPT 275,577 275,577
17 Tenchu 3 From Software PS2 ACT 244,432 244,432
18 **World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 Final Evolution Konami PS2 SPT 239,758 654,289
19 Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team 2 Sega PS2 SLG 235,655 235,655
20 Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Atlus PS2 RPG 235,364 235,364
21 Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken Nintendo GBA S.RPG 223,575 223,575
22 **Rachet & Clank Sony PS2 ACT 219,580 512,502
23 Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishioni Sega PS2 AVG 211,149 211,149
24 **Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Square Enix PS2 A.RPG 198,533 361,497
25 **Kirby Star: Fountain of Dream Nintendo GBA ACT 195,852 699,776
26 **Legend of Zelda: Baton of Wind Nintendo GC A.RPG 188,979 660,924
27 Pawapuro Kum Pocket 5 Konami GBA SPT 184,891 184,891
28 Initial D: Special Stage Sega PS2 RAC 180,457 180,457
29 **Momotarou Dentetsu 11 Hudson PS2 TBG 179,369 415,493
30 Actual Combat Pachislot: Salary Man Kintarou Sammy PS2 SLG 176,493 176,493
31 Mother 1 + 2 Nintendo GBA RPG 171,667 171,667
32 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Sony PS2 RPG 167,891 167,891
33 Hamtaro 4 Nintendo GBA AVG 167,615 167,615
34 **Rockman EXE 3 Capcom GBA A.RPG 166,576 458,721
35 Armored Core 3 Silent Line From Software PS2 ACT 161,491 161,491
36 **Mario Party 4 Nintendo GC ETC 155,477 781,036
37 **Actual Combat Pachislot King of Beast S Sammy PS2 SLG 151,468 309,376
38 Kaido Battle Genki PS2 RAC 147,108 147,108
39 Metroid Fusion Nintendo GBA ACT 145,890 145,890
40 Naruto: Naruto Great Battle Tomy GC FIG 140,873 140,873
41 **Unlimited SaGa Square Enix PS2 RPG 137,545 415,555
42 Pokemon Box: Ruby & Sapphire Nintendo GC ETC 131,835 131,835
43 Rockman Zero 2 Capcom GBA ACT 131,281 131,281
44 Rockman EXE 3 Black Capcom GBA A.RPG 128,283 128,283
45 Nobunaga's Ambition: Soutensoku Koei PS2 SLG 124,402 124,402
46 Perfect Play Baseball 2003: Battle Ball Park Konami PS2 SPT 122,836 122,836
47 Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits) Square Enix PS2 RPG 121,795 121,795
48 Naruto Tomy GBA ACT 119,511 119,511
49 Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters 8: Reshef of Destruction Konami GBA RPG 117,489 117,489
50 Makai Senki Disgaia Nippon Soft PS2 S.RPG 117,407 117,407
51 .Hack Vol. 4 Absolute Encirclement Bandai PS2 RPG 115,814 115,814
52 From TV Animation One Piece: Ocean Dream Bandai PS RPG 114,109 114,109
53 Final Fantasy XI: Vision of Ziraat Square Enix PS2 RPG 113,071 113,071
54 Soul Calibur II Namco PS2 FIG 111,016 111,016
55 Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 8: Shinkai Story Irem Soft Eng. PS2 SLG 109,180 109,180
56 Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball Tecmo XB SPT 106,058 106,058
57 007: NightFire Electronic Arts PS2 ACT 104,471 104,471
58 Animal Forest e+ Nintendo GC ETC 100,421 100,421
59 Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Sega PS2 FIG 100,080 100,080
60 Virtual On Marz Sega PS2 ACT 98,880 98,880
61 **Tales of Destiny 2 Namco PS2 RPG 98,419 841,602
62 Hanjuku Eijuu Vs 3D Square Enix PS2 S.RPG 97,943 97,943
63 **Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo GBA ACT 95,477 396,322
64 Nintendo Puzzle Collection Nintendo GC PZG 94,611 94,611
65 **Sonic Advance 2 Sega GBA ACT 93,574 146,383
66 Soul Calibur II Namco GC FIG 92,447 92,447
67 Chaos Legion Capcom PS2 ACT 91,763 91,763
68 Anubis Zone of the Enders Konami PS2 ACT 91,339 91,339
69 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Premium Version Konami PS SPT 88,443 88,443
70 **Million God J.A.B. PS2 SLG 86,732 111,001
71 Lord of the Ring: Two Tower Electronic Arts PS2 ACT 86,400 86,400
72 Metroid Prime Nintendo GC ACT 83,752 83,752
73 Bokujou Monogatari: Mineral Town Victor Int. GBA SLG 82,749 82,749
74 **Everybody's Golf 3 (Mega Hits) Sony PS2 SPT 82,001 225,769
75 Venus & Braves: Goddess & Prophesy of Ruin Namco PS2 RPG 79,119 79,119
76 **Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 9 Definitive Edition Konami PS2 SPT 78,708 139,970
77 **From TV Animation: One Piece Treasure Battle Bandai GC FIG 77,540 235,334
78 **Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance Konami PS2 ACT 75,751 170,515
79 Yamasa Digi World SP Yamasa PS2 SLG 74,555 74,555
80 Prince of Tennis 2003 Passion Red Konami GBA AVG 74,430 74,430
81 **Legend of Stafi Nintendo GBA ACT 73,559 332,985
82 **Biohazard 0 Capcom GC A.AVG 73,552 342,196
83 Prince of Tennis 2003 Cool Blue Konami GBA AVG 70,774 70,774
84 Giftpia Nintendo GC RPG 70,249 70,249
85 Bakusou Dekotora Legend 3 Spike PS2 RAC 70,144 70,144
86 Rockman EXE Transmission Capcom GC ACT 70,043 70,043
87 Sister Princess 2 Media Works PS2 AVG 68,255 68,255
88 **From TV Animation One Piece Treasure of Nanats Island Banpresto GBA A.RPG 67,326 167,201
89 **Sarugetchu 2 (PS2 the Best) Sony PS2 ACT 65,417 98,808
90 **SuperLite 1500 Series The Tetris Success PS PZG 63,684 413,889
91 Exciting Pro Wrestling 4 Yuke's PS2 SPT 62,945 62,945
92 **Lupin the 3rd: Legacy of the Magician King Banpresto PS2 A.AVG 62,852 295,817
93 Mobile Suit Gundam: Ambition of Zeon Independence War: Strategy Instruction Book Bandai PS2 ETC 59,975 59,975
94 Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Soul Konami GBA CRD 58,978 58,978
95 Yamasa Digiworld 4 Yamasa PS2 SLG 57,251 57,251
96 **Mirumo Konami GBA AVG 56,620 93,428
97 **Super Smash Bros. DX Nintendo GC FIG 56,120 1,194,676
98 **SD Gundam G Generation Neo Bandai PS2 S.RPG 55,679 572,890
99 Enter The Matrix Bandai PS2 ACT 55,483 55,483
100 Summon Night: Craft Sword Story Banpresto GBA A.RPG 54,900 54,900

Top 10 Game Publishers in Japan

Rank Publisher Number of titles
(in Top 100)
1 Nintendo 16
2 Konami 12
3 Square Enix 9
4 Bandai 7
4 Namco 7
4 Sega 7
4 Capcom 7
8 Banpresto 4
8 Sony 4
10 Pokemon 3

Top Console Systems By Titles

Rank Console System Number of titles
(in Top 100)
1 PlayStation 2 55
2 GameBoy Advance 27
3 GameCube 13
4 PSone 4
5 Xbox 1

Top 100 Ordered By Genre

Rank Genre Number of titles
(in Top 100)
1 Action 23
2 RPG 21
3 Simulation 10
4 Sports 10
5 Other 8
6 Adventure 7
7 S.RPG 6
8 Fighting 5
9 A.RPG 4
10 Racing 3
11 Puzzle 2
12 Action Adventure 1


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