The first half of 2016 is now history, and Amazon Japan published its traditional rankings for games, giving us a comprehensive look on what sold best in the first six months of the year.
We get a rather obvious win for Monster Hunter Generations (titled Monster Hunter X locally), while the standard jet black PS4 tops hardware by a long shot.
On the other hand, wedged between the two we find an apparently unassuming accessory: the New 3DS AC Adapter, that sells like hotcakes since Nintendo didn’t include it in the box. Funnily, it sold a lot more than any New 3DS console.
Here’s the top 20:
- Monster Hunter Generations
- New 3DS AC Adapter
- PS4 (Jet Black)
- Fallout 4 (PS4)
- Splatoon (Wii U)
- Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4)
- Inkling Squid amiibo
- Dark Souls 3 (PS4)
- Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)
- Inkling Girl amiibo
- Inkling Boy amiibo
- Monster Strike (3DS)
- Monster Strike with pre-order bonus (3DS)
- Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
- Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 (3DS)
- Yo-Kai Sangokushi
- PS Vita Memory Card 16 GB
- PS4 (Glacier White)
- Hori’s New 3DS XL Protective Film
- Dragon Quest Builders (PS Vita)
The presence of Fallout 4 in 4th place might surprise some, but Japanese gamers have developed a solid appreciation for open world games. Splatoon proves, as usual, to be Nintendo’s true winning ace alongside its amiibo, while Star Wars: Battlefront high sales were inevitable. Japanese geeks do love all things Star Wars.
Dragon Quest Builders also shown a solid presence in the rankings, alongside Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3, showing that the classic JRPG series still has plenty of local fans.