Dragon's Crown Dominates PSN Best Selling Games for 2013 in Japan, Final Fantasy Rules the Classics

By Giuseppe Nelva

December 28, 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia released today the ranking of the most downloaded games for 2013 on the Japanese PSN Store, and looks like Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown got the lion’s share grabbing both first and second place in the overall ranking.

Here are all the charts:

Overall Top 10

  1. Dragon’s Crown – PS Vita
  2. Dragon’s Crown – PS3
  3. Super Robot Wars Operation Extend Eight Chapters Pack – PSP/PS Vita
  4. God Eater 2 – PS Vita
  5. Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus – PS Vita
  6. Toukiden – PS Vita
  7. Soul Sacrifice – PS Vita
  8. Earth Defense Force 4 – PS3
  9. Demon Gaze – PS Vita
  10. Summon Night 5 – PSP/PS Vita

Top 10 PS3

  1. Dragon’s Crown
  2. Earth Defense Force 4
  3. Terraria (Release Key)
  4. Dynasty Warriors 7
  5. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  6. Gundam Breaker
  7. Terraria
  8. Jikkyou Powerful Baseball 2013
  9. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F
  10. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Top 10 PS Vita

  1. Dragon’s Crown
  2. God Eater 2
  3. Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
  4. Toukiden
  5. Soul Sacrifice
  6. Demon Gaze
  7. Oboro Muramasa
  8. Persona 4 Golden
  9. Monter Monpiece
  10. Valhalla Knights 3

Top 10 PSP

  1. Super Robot Wars Operation Extend Eight Chapters Pack
  2. Summon Night 5
  3. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment
  4. Gods Eater Burst
  5. 7th Dragon 2020 – II
  6. Dungeon Travelers 2 Oritsu Toshokan to Mamono no Fuin
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 6
  8. Fate/Extra CCC
  9. Monster Hunter Poryable 3rd
  10. Danganronpa

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Top 10 Classics

  1. Final Fantasy IX
  2. Final Fantasy VII International
  3. Final Fantasy VIII
  4. Final Fantasy VI
  5. Final Fantasy V
  6. Chrono Trigger
  7. Chrono Cross
  8. Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana
  9. Final Fantasy Tactics
  10. Super Robot Wars α

Top 10 Download Only

  1. Super Robot Wars Operation Extend Eight Chapters Pack – PSP/PS Vita
  2. Rain – PS3
  3. Kaze no Tabibito – PS3
  4. SkullGirls – PS3
  5. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair – PS3
  6. Malicious Rebirth – PS Vita
  7. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – PS3
  8. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – PS Vita
  9. Super Robot Wars Operation Extend Eight Chapter 1 – PSP/PS Vita
  10. Vividred Operation: Hyper Intimate Power – PS3

Top 10 Free to Play

  1. Phatasy Star Online 2 – PS Vita
  2. Tekken Revolution – PS3
  3. Dust 514 – PS3
  4. Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation – PS3
  5. Kakusan-sei Million Arthur – PS Vita
  6. Power Pro Stadium – PS3
  7. Samurai & Dragons – PS Vita
  8. Power Pro Stadium – PS Vita
  9. Spartacus Legend – PS3
  10. JoySound Dive – PS3

Top 10 DLC/Microtransactions

  1. Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Sortie Energy – PS3
  2. Samurai & Dragons 10,700 CP – PS Vita
  3. Kakusan-sei Million Arthur 3,000 MC – PS Vita
  4. Kakusan-sei Million Arthur 10,000 MC – PS Vita
  5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Blueprint Booster Lv 2 – PS3
  6. JoySound Dive Ticket 30 Days – PS3
  7. Jikkyou Pro Baseball 2013 Power Stone x10 – PS3
  8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Sortie Energy – PS3
  9. Battlefield 4 Premium Service – PS3
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Revolution Map Pack – PS3

Besides the well deserved triumph of Dragon’s Crown, we can also an unsurpsing good placement for the PS3 version of Terraria, while the massively anticipated God Eater 2 was beaten by Dragon’s Crown itself in the PS Vita chart, but still did very well.

The PS1 archives chart shows that Japanese gamers still love their classic Final Fantasy, with five different chapters of the franchise grabbing the top five spots and Tactics coming up in ninth, with the Chrono series sandwiched in between.

Free to Play games were dominated by Phantasy Star Online 2, that still didn’t get a western release date, even if today we got signals that something may be moving. Here’s hoping…

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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