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2003 Top 100 Best Selling Japanese Console Games
From: Jan 1, 2003 - Dec 31, 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 1,941,727 1,941,727
2 **Pocket Monster Ruby / Sapphire Pokemon GBA RPG 1,704,458 4,902,220
3 Shin Sangoku Musou 3 Koei PS2 ACT 1,178,455 1,178,455
4 World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 Konami PS2 SPT 1,085,082 1,085,082
5 Everybody's Golf 4 Sony PS2 SPT 875,252 875,252
6 Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart Square Enix GBA RPG 593,458 593,458
7 Mobile Suit Gundam: Megurial Sora Bandai PS2 ACT 577,972 577,972
8 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Nintendo GC RAC 567,849 567,849
9 Made in Wario Nintendo GBA ETC 556,806 556,806
10 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Bandai PS2 FIG 543,312 543,312
11 Rockman EXE 4 Tournament: Red Sun / Blue Moon Capcom GBA A.RPG 535,836 535,836
12 Mobile Suit Gundam Z: AEUG Vs Titan Bandai PS2 ACT 535,115 535,115
13 Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Square Enix PS2 RPG 533,373 533,373
14 The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Alpha Banpresto PS2 S.RPG 511,517 511,517
15 Let's Make the J. League Pro Soccer Club 3 Sega PS2 SLG 507,873 507,873
16 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 10 Konami PS2 SPT 505,313 505,313
17 Shin Sangoku Musou 3 Moushouden Koei PS2 ACT 491,359 491,359
18 Gran Turismo 4 Prologue Sony PS2 RAC 491,181 491,181
19 Pokomon Colosseum Pokemon GC RPG 485,686 485,686
20 Mario Party 5 Nintendo GC VAR 481,053 481,053
21 Super Mario Advance 4 Nintendo GBA ACT 457,095 457,095
22 Devil May Cry 2 Capcom PS2 ACT 456,824 456,824
23 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Square Enix GBA S.RPG 441,926 441,926
24 Taikou no Tetsujin 3rd Generation Namco PS2 MUS 437,918 437,918
25 **Taikou no Tetsujin Namco PS2 MUS 433,013 722,797
26 Taikou no Tetsujin: Doki! Shinkyoku Darakeno Haru Matsuri Namco PS2 MUS 373,205 373,205
27 Kirby Air Ride Nintendo GC RAC 357,886 357,886
28 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Square Enix GC RPG 354,991 354,991
29 Biohazard Outbreak Capcom PS2 A.AVG 334,462 334,462
30 Pokemon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Pokemon GBA TBG 316,971 316,971
31 Tales of Symphonia Namco GC RPG 311,473 311,473
32 Grand Theft Auto III Capcom PS2 ACT 308,764 308,764
33 **Kirby Star: Fountain of Dreams Nintendo GBA ACT 300,973 781,711
34 Legend of Stafi 2 Nintendo GBA ACT 298,967 298,967
35 Atsumare! Made in Wario Nintendo GC ETC 296,811 296,811
36 Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo GBA A.RPG 293,989 293,989
37 Mother 1 + 2 Nintendo GBA RPG 278,225 278,225
38 Nechu Professional Baseball 2003 Namco PS2 SPT 278,079 278,079
39 Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu Square Enix GBA A.RPG 277,634 277,634
40 Mario & Luigi RPG Nintendo GBA RPG 274,810 274,810
41 Animal Forest e+ Nintendo GC ETC 267,243 267,243
42 Initial D: Special Stage Sega PS2 RAC 267,091 267,091
43 Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken Nintendo GBA S.RPG 265,286 265,286
44 Naruto: Narutimet Hero Bandai PS2 FIG 263,980 263,980
45 **Ratchet & Clank Sony PS2 ACT 262,289 538,029
46 **Legend of Zelda: Wand of Wind Nintendo GC A.RPG 252,064 700,670
47 Tenchu 3 From Software PS2 ACT 250,383 250,383
48 Hamtaro 4 Nintendo GBA AVG 248,645 248,645
49 Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Atlus PS2 RPG 245,520 245,520
50 Drag-on Dragoon Square Enix PS2 A.RPG 241,014 241,014
51 Pawapuro Kun Pocket 5 Konami GBA SPT 239,979 239,979
52 Donkey Konga Nintendo GC MUS 238,400 238,400
53 Slime Morimori Dragon Quest Square Enix GBA A.AVG 237,652 237,652
54 Sakura Taisen: Atsuki Chishioni Sega PS2 AVG 235,622 235,622
55 Summon Night 3 Banpresto PS2 S.RPG 230,299 230,299
56 Let's make a Pro Baseball Team 2 Sega PS2 SLG 226,151 226,151
57 **Winning Eleven 6 Final Evolution Konami PS2 SPT 224,559 630,793
58 **Mario Party 4 Nintendo GC VAR 224,458 902,348
59 **Momotaro Dentetsu 11 Hudson PS2 TBG 223,781 463,492
60 Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 2 Tomy GC FIG 223,321 223,321
61 One Piece Grand Battle 3 Bandai PS2 FIG 220,723 220,723
62 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Bandai PS2 ACT 219,102 219,102
63 Samurai Michi 2: Way of the Samurai Spike PS2 A.AVG 214,801 214,801
64 **Rockman EXE 3 Capcom GBA A.RPG 210,650 500,001
65 Momotaro Dentetsu 12 Hudson PS2 TBG 206,064 206,064
66 Shutokou Battle 01 Genki PS2 RAC 201,001 201,001
67 Pokemon Box Ruby & Sapphire Pokemon GC ETC 199,633 199,633
68 Super Robot Taisen D Banpresto GBA S.RPG 199,607 199,607
69 **Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix Square Enix PS2 A.RPG 194,462 358,130
70 SD Gundam G Generation Advance Bandai GBA S.RPG 192,114 192,114
71 Naruto: Aino Hectar Senki Tomy GBA ACT 191,577 191,577
72 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Sony PS2 RPG 185,862 185,862
73 Monster Farm 4 Tecmo PS2 BSLG 183,784 183,784
74 Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen Tomy GC FIG 182,420 182,420
75 Mario Golf: Family Tour Nintendo GC SPT 175,741 175,741
76 Prince of Tennis: Blue & Red Konami GBA SPT 172,134 172,134
77 Front Mission 4 Square Enix PS2 S.RPG 169,606 169,606
78 Hanjuku Eiyuu Vs 3D Square Enix PS2 S.RPG 169,421 169,421
79 Rockman EXE 3: Black Capcom GBA A.RPG 168,946 168,946
80 Pachislot Salaryman Kintaro Sammy PS2 SLG 166,641 166,641
81 Evangelion 2: Shinseiki Evangelions Bandai PS2 SLG 166,529 166,529
82 **Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Story Nintendo GBA ACT 165,635 515,633
83 **Unlimited: SaGa Square Enix PS2 RPG 165,506 438,413
84 Tengai Makyou II Hudson PS2 RPG 162,314 162,314
85 Armored Core 3: Silent Line From Software PS2 ACT 162,143 162,143
86 Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits) Square Enix PS2 RPG 159,640 159,640
87 Rockman Zero 2 Capcom GBA ACT 158,479 158,479
88 Metroid Fusion Nintendo GBA ACT 155,528 155,528
89 **Everybody's Golf 3 (Mega Hits) Sony PS2 SPT 153,118 304,574
90 Super Donkey Kong Nintendo GBA ACT 148,285 148,285
91 Wild Arms Alter Code: F Sony PS2 RPG 145,126 145,126
92 Soul Calibur II Namoc PS2 FIG 144,948 144,948
93 Kaido Battle Genki PS2 RAC 140,047 140,047
94 Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 8 Irem Soft Eng. PS2 SLG 137,635 137,635
95 Pawapuro Kun Pocket 6 Konami GBA SPT 136,435 136,435
96 Ratchet & Clank 2 Sony PS2 ACT 136,230 136,230
97 Tales of Phantasia Namco GBA RPG 134,608 134,608
98 Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart Square Enix PS2 MMORPG 132,055 132,055
99 Gold Gashbell Banpresto GBA ACT 131,168 131,168
100 **Legend of Stafi Nintendo GBA ACT 130,920 422,536

2003 Hardware Sales

Rank Console Sales
1 PlayStation 2 2,994,000
2 GameBoy Advance SP 2,433,000
3 GameBoy Advance 1,180,000
4 GameCube 1,040,000
5 Xbox 97,000
6 PSone 61,000
7 WonderSwan Crystal 47,000

2003 Top 10 Game Publishers in Japan

Rank Publisher Number of titles sold
1 Nintendo 6,399,400
2 Square Enix 5,659,500
3 Konami 4,874,000
4 Bandai 3,640,400
4 Capcom 3,000,900
4 Namco 2,840,100
4 Sony 2,638,500
8 Pokemon 2,415,300
8 Koei 2,386,200
10 Sega 2,344,500
... ... ...
33 Microsoft 144,200

2003 Software Sales by Platform

Rank Console Sales %
1 PlayStation 2 19,007,243 57.2
2 GameBoy Advance 9,618,796 28.3
3 GameCube 4,619,029 14.5


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