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‘GTA 5’ sales compared to ‘Pokemon X,’ ‘Pokemon Y’ and other games in Japan

‘GTA 5’ sales compared to ‘Pokemon X,’ ‘Pokemon Y’ and other games in Japan
‘GTA 5’ sales compared to ‘Pokemon X,’ ‘Pokemon Y’ and other games in Japan Rockstar Games

Famitsu has revealed the best-selling video game over the past twelve months in Japan. According to a report from Kotaku on April 5, the top ten rankings are dominated by Nintendo games with one very notable exception in “GTA 5.”

‘GTA 5’
‘GTA 5’ Rockstar Games

Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” combined to top the chart with more than four million copies sold from April 1, 2013 to April 3, 2014. In fact, the Nintendo 3DS platform dominated on the software sales front with seven games on the list. The struggling Wii U system managed to get two titles with “New Super Mario Bros. U” and “Wii Party U.”

The appearance of the Playstation 3 version of “GTA 5” on the list may surprise some. The open-world action-adventure video game was developed in the west and caters mainly to the western audience. Even so, it managed to sell nearly 700,000 copies in Japan alone. You can find some screens from the title with the slideshow to the left of this article and the full top ten rankings below:

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

“GTA 5” came out in North America on Sept. 17 while “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” was released nearly a month later in the same region on Oct. 12. The software products managed to sell very well in the western territories in addition to the aforementioned Japanese region.