Best Selling Game Consoles in Japan

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It's a fact, a good amount of people like games. Here on the site we have a post about childhood games of many people. And nothing better to play games than the much-loved game consoles. There are several models on the market, both old and current. So the question remains, what are the best selling game consoles?

If we pay attention, there are not just 4 or 5 types of game consoles. There are dozens of models in history. Some current, some a little older, but all are consoles.

And that's where Japan enters this story. Do you know what are the best selling game consoles in Japan? If you still don't know, don't worry, here's a list with that information. That is, a list of the best selling game consoles in Japan. After all, everyone likes to play games.

#1 of game consoles: Nintendo DS - 32,990,000 units

Best-selling game consoles in Japan

Hosting the first place in the ranking, The Nintendo DS, or simply DS. This is a dual-screen handheld video game developed and released by Nintendo. The DS, short for 'System Developers' or 'Dual Screen', introduced new distinctive features for handheld gaming.

Like the two LCD screens, a built-in microphone and support for wireless connectivity. Additionally, both screens are encompassed within a shell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP.

#2 of game consoles: Game Boy and Game Boy Color - 32,470,000 units

Best-selling game consoles in Japan

Secondly, two classic game consoles, the Game Boy. This is a portable 8-bit console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It is the first portable console in the Game Boy line. It was created and published by Satoru Okada and Nintendo Research & Development.

3rd of game consoles: Nintendo 3ds - 24,700,000 units

Counted in third place of the best selling game consoles in Japan, The Nintendo 3DS, or simply 3DS. It is a handheld video game produced by Nintendo. It is capable of displaying stereoscopic 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses or additional accessories.

The console is the successor to the Nintendo DS, which is at the top position on this list. The console offers new features such as StreetPass and SpotPass tag modes. In addition to augmented reality, using their 3D cameras.

And finally, the Virtual Console. Which allows the owner to download and play games originally released on older video game systems. It is recent and the tendency is to increase the positions more and more.

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4th of game consoles: Playstation 2 - 21,454,325 units

Best-selling game consoles in Japan

The PlayStation 2 is perhaps one of the best known here in Brazil. This is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. And the second version of the PlayStation line of game consoles.

The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling video game console of all time. Yes, it has managed to sell over 155 million units, with 150 million confirmed by Sony in 2011. However, it ranks fourth when it comes to Japan.

Another impressive number is the over 3,874 game titles that have been released for the PS2 since launch. And it doesn't stop there, these titles resulted in more than 1.5 billion copies sold.

5th of game consoles: Famicom (NES) - 19,350,000

Best-selling game consoles in Japan

And closing the top 5 of the best selling game consoles in Japan, The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES. This is an 8-bit home console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

It was conceived in Japan as the Family Computer, commonly known by the briefcase abbreviation Famicom or FC. It was among the game consoles of the time, the best-selling. With the NES, Nintendo introduced a standard business model of licensing third-party developers.

Thus, it authorized third parties to produce and distribute titles for Nintendo's platform. A true classic that endures in history.

What's your favorite?

For Brazilians, and for most of the world, Play Station 2 is an icon. It is still sold and resold around the world today. And even nowadays its popularity is good. But as we can see, the Japanese preferred another console.

It seems that the Nintendo DS is the best in the opinion of the Japanese. Anyway, taste is not discussed, leave your opinion there in the comments. And if you have any questions, just leave a comment.

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