Japan: Media Create – Used games sales for CY2016

Every week, Media Create share the Top 20 Software and Hardware sales for the video game market in Japan (they do have a Top 50, but actual sales data are only for the Top 20 games). But of course, there’s a ton more data they provide, though generally, everything is exclusive to paid reports for subscribers.

For example, one thing Media Create do track but never share data publicly (except in their expensive yearly White Book) is used games sales. Just like in most countries, the used games market is pretty big in Japan (perhaps even bigger than in Europe and North America), and Media Create do track everything just like they do with “new” games.

And just below, you will find the Top 100 for used games sales in Japan, in 2016. Data was provided by Christ1964 in this NeoGAF thread, and since this post only has the Top 100, we stongly encourage you to click here to check out the full thing!

As you can see for yourself, the top spots are taken by the most popular games of the year (such as Monster Hunter Generations or Splatoon)… but not only. For example, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is ranked #3, with used sales making for almost half its total sales since launch.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was also pretty popular, but its new/used ratio is much lower (not surprising, the Nintendo 3DS is a much healthier platform, but also aimed at a younger audience less likely to buy games used).

Here’s Top 100 used sales for 2016 in Japan, courtesy of Media Create:

RANK. [SYSTEM] TITLE <GENRE> (PUBLISHER) {RELEASE DATE} (PRICE) – YEAR-TO-DATE USED SALES / LIFETIME-TO-DATE USED SALES (YEAR-OVER-YEAR DIFFERENCE) (USED + NEW LTD SALES <USED / NEW LTD SALES RATIO>)

001./041. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800) – 396.698 / 475.048 (+406%) (3.263.033 <17,04%>)
002./003. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 237.079 / 487.897 (-5%) (2.024.538 <31,75%>)
003./010. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200) – 170.674 / 334.484 (+15%) (1.153.028 <40,86%>)
004./119. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900) – 165.820 / 205.277 (+320%) (561.309 <57,66%>)
005./000. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 159.575 / NEW (786.567 <25,45%>)
006./002. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200) – 151.554 / 633.433 (-41%) (3.048.558 <26,23%>)
007./007. [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 142.772 / 372.805 (-19%) (1.946.696 <23,69%>)
008./001. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥5.800) – 142.611 / 673.931 (-59%) (3.233.116 <26,33%>)
009./000. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400) – 141.323 / 146.022 (+2908%) (293.911 <98,74%>)
010./008. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 135.778 / 357.521 (-20%) (1.711.915 <26,40%>)
011./011. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥5.980) – 135.772 / 278.265 (-5%) (1.136.787 <32,41%>)
012./000. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430) – 129.263 / NEW (451.549 <40,11%>)
013./005. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.571) – 128.879 / 1.029.037 (-43%) (5.165.948 <24,87%>)
014./376. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500) – 127.042 / 142.467 (+724%) (1.006.888 <16,48%>)
015./000. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) – 113.713 / NEW (416.014 <37,62%>)
016./000. [PS4] Fallout 4 # <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2015.12.17} (¥7.980) – 105.559 / 113.985 (+1153%) (341.031 <50,20%>)
017./042. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 102.177 / 180.107 (+31%) (1.222.570 <17,28%>)
018./036. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.200) – 100.940 / 181.341 (+26%) (369.931 <96,16%>)
019./000. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 99.178 / NEW (616.179 <19,18%>)
020./022. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700) – 98.760 / 373.501 (-9%) (1.677.045 <28,65%>)
021./000. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥7.800) – 98.430 / NEW (372.436 <35,92%>)
022./004. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.705) – 93.346 / 1.145.666 (-61%) (4.522.558 <33,93%>)
023./068. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain # <ADV> (Konami) {2015.09.02} (¥8.400) – 92.360 / 150.355 (+59%) (618.053 <32,15%>)
024./000. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) – 90.495 / NEW (271.902 <49,89%>)
025./000. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥7.800) – 89.969 / NEW (306.290 <41,59%>)
026./013. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 89.812 / 990.846 (-30%) (3.705.203 <36,50%>)
027./000. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800) – 89.219 / NEW (321.086 <38,48%>)
028./000. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami <ADV> (Sega) {2016.01.21} (¥6.490) – 79.788 / NEW (228.289 <53,73%>)
029./017. [3DS] Pokemon X # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.571) – 79.243 / 605.977 (-33%) (2.845.954 <27,05%>)
030./006. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.600) – 79.180 / 292.977 (-61%) (2.951.650 <11,02%>)
031./016. [3DS] Pokemon Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.571) – 76.784 / 575.887 (-35%) (2.572.220 <28,85%>)
032./000. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) – 75.467 / NEW (273.473 <38,11%>)
033./000. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) – 74.297 / NEW (346.531 <27,29%>)
034./087. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) – 72.720 / 119.359 (+56%) (1.079.900 <12,43%>)
035./000. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 71.649 / 76.852 (+1277%) (302.692 <34,03%>)
036./020. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000) – 71.097 / 181.261 (-35%) (1.581.351 <12,95%>)
037./059. [PSV] Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.07.09} (¥5.690) – 70.368 / 134.907 (+9%) (277.956 <94,31%>)
038./040. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 68.717 / 147.277 (-13%) (1.459.745 <11,22%>)
039./000. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 68.047 / NEW (446.596 <17,98%>)
040./202. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.11.19} (¥7.800) – 67.741 / 95.544 (+144%) (318.948 <42,77%>)
041./026. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.800) – 67.067 / 165.743 (-32%) (516.728 <47,22%>)
042./000. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 66.101 / NEW (635.549 <11,61%>)
043./000. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End(PlayStation 4 Uncharted Limited Edition) <BUN> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥39.980) – 65.198 / NEW (255.429 <34,27%>)
044./009. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥6.800) – 63.735 / 215.098 (-58%) (691.497 <45,15%>)
045./028. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.571) – 63.383 / 827.033 (-33%) (3.335.497 <32,97%>)
046./035. [PSV] Danganronpa 1 + 2 Reload <Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc \ Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair> <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.10.10} (¥4.980) – 62.664 / 211.880 (-22%) (380.455 <125,69%>)
047./043. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.600) – 61.140 / 139.062 (-22%) (1.104.873 <14,40%>)
048./000. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.23} (¥6.800) – 58.290 / 64.320 (+867%) (233.619 <37,99%>)
049./019. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.600) – 58.030 / 330.607 (-50%) (1.996.460 <19,85%>)
050./018. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥4.700) – 57.977 / 176.170 (-51%) (891.821 <24,62%>)
051./000. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.03} (¥6.800) – 57.352 / NEW (181.578 <46,17%>)
052./000. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.02.04} (¥7.600) – 57.199 / NEW (156.111 <57,83%>)
053./142. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2015.04.02} (¥6.980) – 57.036 / 92.057 (+63%) (205.105 <81,43%>)
054./029. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.400) – 57.033 / 494.768 (-39%) (1.282.091 <62,84%>)
055./196. [PSV] God Eater: Resurrection <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.10.29} (¥5.210) – 56.238 / 84.804 (+97%) (275.561 <44,46%>)
056./104. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.10.01} (¥7.600) – 56.236 / 98.226 (+34%) (211.441 <86,76%>)
057./014. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥5.690) – 55.434 / 180.764 (-56%) (541.441 <50,12%>)
058./000. [PS4] Tales of Berseria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200) – 54.576 / NEW (282.500 <23,94%>)
059./000. [WIU] Pokken Tournament # <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.03.18} (¥7.200) – 53.159 / NEW (222.202 <31,45%>)
060./023. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.191) – 52.725 / 434.351 (-48%) (1.972.896 <28,23%>)
061./021. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.600) – 52.031 / 308.835 (-52%) (1.824.103 <20,38%>)
062./000. [3DS] Pokemon Sun <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 51.445 / NEW (1.581.360 <3,36%>)
063./030. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 50.832 / 404.172 (-45%) (1.211.933 <50,04%>)
064./000. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 50.704 / NEW (288.340 <21,34%>)
065./037. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past <RPG> (Square Enix) {2013.02.07} (¥5.800) – 50.409 / 663.517 (-37%) (1.919.337 <52,84%>)
066./000. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai # <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.02.18} (¥5.800) – 50.171 / NEW (246.255 <25,59%>)
067./061. [PS4] Yakuza 0 <ADV> (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.190) – 48.929 / 112.732 (-23%) (247.973 <83,36%>)
068./051. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.11.03} (¥4.571) – 48.371 / 728.658 (-30%) (2.886.906 <33,76%>)
069./000. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 48.183 / NEW (730.941 <7,06%>)
070./000. [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.01.28} (¥4.700) – 48.181 / NEW (187.586 <34,56%>)
071./000. [PS4] Gundam Breaker 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.03.03} (¥7.600) – 47.997 / NEW (143.489 <50,26%>)
072./000. [3DS] Pokemon Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 47.785 / NEW (1.467.157 <3,37%>)
073./052. [WIU] Mario Party 10 # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} (¥5.200) – 47.108 / 115.053 (-31%) (358.427 <47,27%>)
074./031. [PS3] Yakuza 0 <ADV> (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.190) – 46.982 / 139.761 (-49%) (361.024 <63,17%>)
075./000. [PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.31} (¥7.980) – 46.941 / NEW (186.004 <33,76%>)
076./000. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥6.800) – 46.095 / NEW (188.859 <32,29%>)
077./027. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.571) – 46.077 / 494.489 (-52%) (1.840.179 <36,75%>)
078./047. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.571) – 45.912 / 527.552 (-37%) (2.393.060 <28,28%>)
079./039. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥4.740) – 44.651 / 213.212 (-44%) (511.171 <71,56%>)
080./000. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami <ADV> (Sega) {2016.01.21} (¥6.490) – 44.445 / NEW (146.432 <43,58%>)
081./000. [PS4] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} (¥7.800) – 44.431 / NEW (146.507 <43,53%>)
082./203. [PSV] Tokyo Xanadu # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2015.09.30} (¥6.480) – 43.589 / 71.295 (+57%) (202.742 <54,24%>)
083./012. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥4.700) – 43.389 / 173.179 (-67%) (637.375 <37,31%>)
084./000. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 42.901 / NEW (692.771 <6,60%>)
085./098. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥4.700) – 42.825 / 86.259 (-1%) (414.148 <26,31%>)
086./000. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) – 42.438 / 204.499 (246.937 <20,75%>)
087./000. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.02.10} (¥6.480) – 42.350 / NEW (180.646 <30,62%>)
088./032. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.400) – 42.292 / 127.436 (-49%) (333.286 <61,91%>)
089./065. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright <SLG> (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥4.700) – 42.106 / 104.724 (-33%) (365.553 <40,15%>)
090./000. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) – 41.363 / 214.563 (255.926 <19,28%>)
091./000. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) – 40.834 / NEW (161.910 <33,73%>)
092./048. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.571) – 40.529 / 297.384 (-43%) (1.114.287 <36,40%>)
093./071. [PS3] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2012.10.04} (¥7.610) – 40.288 / 604.029 (-29%) (1.455.649 <70,93%>)
094./000. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 40.104 / NEW (924.525 <4,53%>)
095./127. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.03.19} (¥6.800) – 40.068 / 77.201 (+8%) (219.707 <54,17%>)
096./025. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.01.22} (¥8.070) – 39.429 / 138.748 (-60%) (535.411 <34,98%>)
097./067. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.571) – 39.133 / 500.274 (-36%) (1.588.787 <45,96%>)
098./000. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) – 38.711 / NEW (305.382 <14,52%>)
099./000. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.12.03} (¥4.800) – 38.086 / 47.135 (+321%) (306.612 <18,17%>)
100./064. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.700) – 38.032 / 237.005 (-39%) (979.028 <31,94%>)

Source: Media Create
Data compiled by Chris1964 (NeoGAF)

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