Final Fantasy XIII-2 Is the Best Selling Game on Amazon Japan for First Half of 2012

Everyone hates Lightning right? As it turns out, we get more evidence of the opposite, as Amazon Japan just posted its six months aggregated sales chart for console games and console hardware for the first half of 2012.

Care to guess what game came up on top? You guessed it right (probably because you read the headline): Final Fantasy XIII-2. Looks like, at least in Japan, people don’t really hate Lightning so much.

The second chapter of the Lightning saga left in the dust One Piece: Pirate Warriors (that may have been a small title in the west, but is a best seller in Japan due to the popularity of the manga and anime series) and veritable ten ton gorillas like Monster Hunter 3G and Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS.

Interestingly enough the Xbox Live 3500 points prepaid card ranked 9th, demonstrating that there indeed are Xbox owners in Japan, unless the cards were used for Origami I guess…

Jokes aside, the PS Vita Wi-fi model got barely outranked by the 3DS Ice White (which is definitely the best looking 3DS out there), ranking respectively 13th and 12th, while the 3G/Wi-fi model of the Vita is way behind in 18th place.

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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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