GTA V makes Japan's annual top ten

David Wildgoose
GTA V makes Japan's annual top ten

Rockstar's crime sim defies trend that sees the best-selling games in Japan all developed in Japan.

Kotaku reports that Famitsu’s Japanese Top Ten for the year between April 1st 2013 and April 3rd 2014 features the PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto V in seventh place.

Pokemon X/Y was the best selling game of the period with 4,328,008 units sold with fellow 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 claiming second thanks to 3,429,862 sales.

Grand Theft Auto V managed sales of 699,182, placing it above Wii Party U and New Super Mario Bros U.

Seven of the top ten games are for 3DS, with Wii U claiming two and PS3 one.

Here’s the Top Ten in full:

1. Pokemon X/Y (3DS): 4,328,008
2. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS): 3,429,862
3. Tomodachi Collection Shin Seikatsu (3DS): 1,635,099
4. Puzzle and Dragons (3DS): 1,358,548
5. Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS): 774,152
6. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS): 710,303
7. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3): 699,182
8. Wii Party U (Wii U): 697,042
9. Yokai Watch (3DS): 652,803
10. New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U): 622,502

GTA V grabbed a rare Western 40/10 in Famitsu last year and enjoyed week one sales of 360,115 on PS3 – the best ever numbers for a game developed in the West.


Tags: Rockstar , Japan , gta v , sales , data , Grand Theft Auto V , famitsu

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