The numbers for Japan's top 100 for 2008 revealed

  • Posted February 18th, 2009 at 05:03 EDT by

Curious as to what topped the charts in Japan as the number one software seller of 2008? The answer isn't very surprising, with Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G completely destroying the competition.  Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots didn’t fare quite as well, however, barely missing out on the top ten at 11. Unsurprisingly, nine Nintendo exclusives grabbed slots 2-10. So much for shovelware, right?

Here's the top 15. Feel free to click here to check out the rest.

1. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G
Sales: 2,452,111
Life to date: 2,452,111

2. Pokemon Platinum
Sales: 2,187,337
Life to date: 2,187,337

3. Wii Fit
Sales: 2,149,131
Life to date: 2,967,297

4. Mario Kart Wii
Sales: 2,003,315
Life to date: 2,003,315

5. Dairantou Smash Brothers X
Sales: 1,747,113
Life to date: 1,747,113

6. Rhythm Tengoku Gold DS
Sales: 1,350,671
Life to date: 1,350,671

7. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome
Sales: 1,176,082
Life to date: 1,176,082

8. Animal Crossing: City Folk
Sales: 895,302
Life to date: 895,302

9. Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe
Sales: 855,427
Life to date: 855,427

10. Wii Sports
Sales: 841,736
Life to date: 3,306,470

11. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Sales: 686,254
Life to date: 686,254

12. Dissidia Final Fantasy
Sales: 660,262
Life to date: 660,262

13. Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage
Sales: 636,777
Life to date: 636,777

14. Phantasy Star Portable
Sales: 633,954
Life to date: 633,954

15. Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan Ryokou
Sales: 628,143
Life to date: 628,143

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