Japanese Dreamcast Games Sales

The Japanese gaming charts spell out what was inherently wrong with the Dreamcast in its home country; it just failed to get enough software off of shelves and into peoples homes after the initial launch period. Sega simply pinned all of their hopes at launch on Virtua Fighter shifting consoles as it had done the previous generation, but in the end a rushed conversion of a game which had failed to live up to expectations got what it deserved - over a million fewer sales than its predecessor.

It's noticeable just how game sales dried up once the PS2 had arrived with later releases barely scratching a 1000 sales, a figure unbelievable by today's standards (you can see why titles like Super Street Fighter II X now demand so much). Obviously, later titles released after Sega had officially ceased production of the console like Capcom vs SNK 2, Radirgy and Sega's own Puyo Puyo Fever seem to be missing from the list but one can assume that they were released in such small numbers that Sega had simply stopped counting.

The biggest surprise though has to be the success of Seaman, a game that failed to make it into even the top 70 of the US charts and wasn't even released in PAL territories, as the biggest selling Dreamcast game of all time in Japan.

Figures taken from "Game Gyoukai (Industry).com"

01. Seaman (Sega) - 539,367
02. Sonic Adventure(Sega) - 475,152
03. Biohazard CODE: Veronica (Capcom) - 469,813
04. Sega Rally 2 (Sega) - 421,836
05. Shenmue (Sega) - 392,111
06. Virtua Fighter 3tb (Sega) - 373,749
07. J League Pro Soccer Team wo Tsukuro! (Sega) - 369,116
08. Soul Calibur (Namco) - 359,346
09. Virtua Striker 2 Ver. 2000.1 (SEGA) - 319,825
10. Sakura Taisen (Sega) - 314,597

11. The House of the Dead 2 (Sega) - 277,351
12. Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (Sega) - 240,305
13. Grandia II (Game Arts) - 206,448
14. Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram (Sega) - 180,460
15. Sega GT Homologation Special (Sega) - 178,956
16. Phantasy Star Online (Sega) - 178,747
17. Shutoko Battle (Genki) - 177,605
18. Soccer Tsuku Tokudai Gou ~J League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou~ (Sega) - 177,141
19. Space Channel 5 (Sega) - 177,011
20. Sakura Taisen (Sega) - 171,296

21. Power Stone (Capcom) - 169,795
22. Shinkisekai Evolution ((Evolution: The World of Sacred Device)) (Sega/ESP/Sting) - 162,396
23. Crazy Taxi (Sega) - 160,515
24. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (Capcom) - 160,322
25. Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 (Sega) - 148,881
26. Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (Capcom) - 146,454
27. Get Bass (Sega) - 145,535
28. Blue Stinger (Sega) - 140,135
29. D2 (WARP) - 133,955
30. Sakura Taisen 2 (Sega) - 136,875

31. Mobile Suit Gundam Gaiden: Colony no Ochichita Chide... (Bandai) - 134,541
32. Maken X (Atlus) - 133,042
33. Guilty Gear X (Sammy) - 130,030
34. Dead or Alive 2 (Tecmo) - 127,948
35. New Japan Pro Wrestling: Toukon Retsuden 4 (Tomy) - 119,351
36. Roommania #203 (Sega) - 119,124
37. Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Wasurebana no Shou (ASCII) - 115,633
38. Shutoko Battle 2 ((Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2)) - 114,258
39. The King of Fighters Dream Match 1999 (SNK) - 110,655
40. Jojo no Kimyouna Bouken: Miraihe no Isan ((Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)) (Capcom) - 109,292

41. Sonic Adventure 2 (Sega) - 109,286
42. July (Fortyfive) - 105,863
43. Godzilla Generations (Sega) - 105,646
44. Dynamite Deka 2 ((Dynamite Cop!)) (Sega) - 104,608
45. Sunrise Eiyuutan (Sunrise Interactive) - 104,169
46. The Typing of the Dead (Sega) - 99,587
47. REVIVE... Sosei (Data East) - 99,346
48. Derby Tsuku ~Derby Uma o Tsukurou!~ (Sega) - 98,952
49. Sentimental Graffiti 2 (NEC Interchannel) - 98,443
50. Chu Chu Rocket! (Sega) - 98,256

51. Giant Gram: All Japan ProWrestling 2 (Sega) - 97,579
52. Pro Yakyuu Team de Asobou (Sega) - 97,025
53. Moero! Justice Gakuen ((Project Justice)) (Capcom) - 96,956
54. The King of Fighters '99 Evolution (SNK) - 95,327
55. Kanon (NEC Interchannel) - 95,117
56. Eternal Arcadia ((Skies of Arcadia)) (Sega) - 93,387
57. Biohazard 2: Value Plus (Capcom) - 93,116
58. Black Matrix: Advance (NEC Interchannel) - 92,513
59. Zombie Revenge (Sega) - 92,052
60. Psychic Force 2012 (Taito) - 90,585

61. Kidou Senkan Nadesico: Nadesico the Mission (ESP) - 85,472
62. Comic Party (Aqua Plus) - 83,725
63. Puyo Puyo~n (Sega) - 83,135
64. Frame Gride (From Software) - 82,063
65. Atsumare! Guru Guru Onsen (Sega) - 82,043
66. Power Smash (Virtual Tennis) (Sega) - 81,737
67. Pen Pen TriIcelon (General Entertainment) - 80,746
68. Advanced Daisenryaku: Europe no Arashi - Doitsu Dengeki Sakusen (Sega/Systemsoft) - 80,695
69. Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight of the Future (Capcom) - 76,651
70. Kite he: White Illumination (Hudson) - 74,406

71. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Dreamcast Edition (Konami) - 73,330
72. Culdcept II (Media Factory) - 73,185
73. Crazy Taxi 2 (Sega) - 71,618
74. Street Fighter III W Impact (Capcom) - 71,085
75. Golf Shiyouyo (Bottom Up) - 70,791
76. Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix (Konami) - 70,751
77. Aero Dancing featuring Blue Impulse (CRI) - 70,572
78. Pop'n Music (Konami) - 70,527
79. Eldorado Gate Vol. 1 (Capcom) - 70,431
80. Jet Set Radio (Sega) - 70,285

81. Motto Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (Sega) - 69,476
82. Love Hina: Totsuzen no Engeji Happening (Sega) - 69,438
83. Street Fighter Zero 3: Saikyooryuu Doujou (Capcom) - 68,215
84. Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou- Zeon no Keifu (Bandai) - 68,197
85. Super Robot Taisen a (alpha) for Dreamcast (Banpresto) - 67,948
86. Incoming (Imagineer) - 67,523
87. NBA 2K (Sega) - 66,341
88. Climax Landers (Sega) - 64,034
89. Samba de Amigo (Sega) - 63,902
90. Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 (Sega) - 63,437

91. Airforce Delta (Konami) - 63,379
92. Power Stone 2 (Capcom) - 62,693
93. Rent a Hero No. 1 (Sega) - 61,541
94. Aero Dancind F (CRI) - 60,523
95. Tokyo Bus Annai (Guide) (Fortyfive) - 60,853
96. Langrisser Millennium (Masaya) - 60,493
97. Kuon no Kizuna: Sairin Mikotonori" (Fog) - 60,356
98. Fire Pro Wrestling D (Spike) - 59,788
99. Seventh Cross (NEC Home Electronics) - 56,602
100. Giant Gram 2000 (Sega) - 52,313

101. Tantei Shinshi Dash! (Abel) - 51,174
102. Shinkisekai Evolution 2 ((Evolution 2: Far Off Promise)) (ESP/Sting) - 50,177
103. Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro (Capcom) - 48,952
104. Pop'n Music 2 (Konami) - 47,053
105. Seaman: Kindan no Pet 2001 (Sega) - 45,688
106. Elemental Gimmick Gear (Hudson) - 45,233
107. Neppachi: 10 Ren Chande Las Vegas Ryokou (Daikoku) - 44,841
108. Super Speed Racing (Sega) - 44,369
109. Ready to Rumble Boxing (Sega) - 43,823
110. Record of Lodoss War (Kodokawa) - 43,730

111. Choukousenki Kikaioh ((Tech Romancer)) (Capcom) - 40,202
112. Idol Janshi o Tsukucchaou (Jeleco) - 39,577
113. Super Runabout (Climax) - 39,494
114. Virtua Cop 2 (Sega) - 39,118
115. Sorcerian: Shichisei Mahou no Shito (Victor Interactive Software) - 38,907
116. Gundam Battle Online (Bandai) - 37,375
117. Yukawa Moto Senmu no Otakara Ikushi (sega) - 37,308
118. Mr. Driller (Namco) - 36,723
119. Segagaga (Sega) - 36,150
120. Pia ♥ Carrot he Youkosoyo!! 2.5 (NEC Interchannel) - 35,680

121. F1 World Grand Prix for Dreamcast (Video System) - 35,915
122. Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 (Ubisoft) - 35,915
123. Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (Capcom) - 35,901
124. F355 Challenge (Sega) - 35,200
125. Canvas (NEC Intechannel) - 34,371
126. Kaen Seibo: The Virgin on Megiddo (Hiromi) - 34,345
127. Sengoku Turb (NEC Home Electronics) - 33,789
128. Fighting Vipers 2 (Sega) - 32,778
129. Ookami Ichio Funtouki: Sakura Taisen Kayou Show - Benitokage Yori (Sega) - 33,681
130. Yuukyuu Gensou Kyoku 3: Perpetual Blue (MediaWorks) - 32,818

131. Love Hina: Smile Again (Sega) - 32,345
132. NFL 2K (Sega) - 31,836
133. Tokusatsu Bouken Katsugeki Super Hero Retsuden (Banpresto) - 31,797
134. Cool Boarders Burrn! (UEP System) - 30,943
135. Star Gladiator 2: Nightmare of Blisten (Capcom) - 30,718
136. Aero Dancing i (CRI) - 30,425
137. Quiz Ah! Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa to Tomoni (Sega) - 30,021
138. Spawn: In The Demon's Haed (Capcom) - 29,750
139. Tomb Raider 4: Last Revelation (Capcom) - 29,160
140. Sonic Adventure: International (Sega) - 28,682

141. Pop'n Music 3 Append Disc (Konami) - 28,571
142. Panzer Front (ASCII) - 27,945
143. Eighteen Wheeler (Sega) - 27,663
144. Ultimate Fighting Championship (Capcom) - 27,570
145. Rune Jade (Hudson) - 26,970
146. Biohazard CODE: Veronica Complete (Capcom) - 26,549
147. Ring (Kadokawa/Asmik) - 26,398
148. Giga Wing 2 (Capcom) - 26,073
149. Eve Zero: The Ark of the Matter (Net Village) - 25,601
150. Memories Off Complete (KID) - 25,524

151. Silent Scope (Konami) - 25,124
152. Happy Lession (Datam Polystar) - 25,113
153. Hundred Swords (Sega) - 24,369
154. Eldorado Gate Vol. 2 (Capcom) - 23,909
155. Maboroshi Tsukiyo (Sims) - 23,684
156. Tetris 4D (Bullet Proof Software) - 23,378
157. Macross M3 (Shoeisha) - 23,148
158. Daytona USA 2001 (Sega) - 23,129
159. Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! & Asobou! (Sega) - 22,880
160. Nobunaga no Yabou: Shouseiroku with Power-Up Kit (Koei) - 22,598

161. Exodus Guilty Neos (Abel) - 22,155
162. GunSpike ((Cannon Spike)) (Capcom) - 22,077
163. Mercurius Pretty end of the century (NEC Interchannel) - 22,005
164. Gunbird 2 (Capcom) - 21,775
165. Marionette Company (Mirco Cabin) - 21,510
166. Denpa Shounen-teki Kenshou Seikatsu: Nasubi no Heya (Hudson) - 21,081
167. Biohazard 3: Last escape (Capcom) - 21,030
168. Card Captor Sakura: Tomoyo no Video Taisakusen (Sega) - 20,982
169. Golf Shiyouyo Course Data ? (SoftMax) - 20,717
170. Bakumatsu Rouman Dai Ni Maku: Gekka no Kenshi Final Edition ((Last Blade 2)) (SNK) - 20,277

171. World Neverland Plus ~Orurudo Oukoku Monogatari~ (River Hill Soft) - 20,191
172. Undercover AD2025 Kei (Pulse Entertainment) - 19,882
173. Giga Wing (Capcom) - 19,732
174. Konohana 2: Todoke Kanai Requiem (Success) - 19,621
175. "Nishikaze no Kyoushikyouku" "Rhapsody of Zephyr" (Softmax) - 19,534
176. Dream Flyer (Sega) - 19,330
177. Derby Tsuku 2 (Sega) - 19,090
178. O-to-i-re: Dreamcast Sequencer (Waka) - 18,796
179. Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service (Capcom) - 18,646
180. Super Euro Soccer 2000 (Imagineer) - 18,328

181. Kite he: Photo Memories (Hudson) - 18,254
182. San Goku Shi VI (Koei) - 18,107
183. Seirai Hata RayBlade (Winky Soft) - 17,875
184. Eldorado Gate Vol. 3 (Capcom) - 17,649
185. Real Sound: Kaze no Regret (WARP) - 17,547
186. Illbleed (Crazy Game/AIA) - 17,392
187. Never 7 ~the end of infinity~ (KID) - 17,329
188. Virtua Athlete 2K (Sega) - 17,087
189. Marionette Company 2 Chu! (Micro Cabin) - 16,860
190. Puyo Puyo DA!: featuring Ellena System (Compile) - 16,857

191. Dancing Blade: Katte ni Momo Tenshi (Konami) - 16,809
192. Carrier (Jaleco) - 16,633
193. Happy Lesson: First Lesson (MediaWorks) - 16,414
194. Magic the Gathering (Sega) - 16,251
195. Guruguru Onsen 2 (Sega) - 16,180
196. Close to ~Inori no Oka~ (KID) - 16,129
197. Pro Yakyuu Team de Asobou Net! (Sega) - 15,931
198. Mahjong Taikai II Special (Koei) - 15,801
199. Neppachi II@VPACHI: CR Harenchi Gauken (Daikoku) - 15,713
200. Aero Dancing: Torodoki Taichou no Himitsu Disc (CRI) - 15,645

201. NBA 2K1 (Sega) - 15,609
202. Imperial no Taka: Fighter of Zero ((Iron Aces)) (Global A Entertainment) - 15,208
203. Pop'n Music (Konami) - 15,184
204. Buggy Heat (CRI) - 15,145
205. Nobunaga no Yabou: Reppuuden (Koei) - 14,528
206. Jinsei Game for Dreamcast (Takara) - 14,481
207. Le Mans 24 Hours (Sega) - 14,374
208. Vermilion Desert (River Hill Soft) - 14,368
209. Ecco the Dolphin ~defender of the Future~ (Sega) - 14,307
210. Samba de Amigo (Sega) - 14,240

211. Sega Tetris (Sega) - 13,946
212. Winning Post 4 Program 2000 (Koei) - 13,708
213. deSPIRIA (Atlus) - 13,612
214. Mobile Suit Gundam Gaiden: Colony no Ochichita Chide... -Bandai the Best Ver.- (Bandai) - 13,607
215. ESPION-AGE-NTS (NEC Interchannel) - 13,555
216. Eldorado Gate Vol. 4 (Capcom) - 13,317
217. Dengen Tenshi Taisen Mahjong: Shangri-La (Marvelous) - 13,269 *First Published game
218. Roommate Novel: Sato Yuka (Datam Polystar) - 13,264
219. Dino Crisis (Capcom) - 12,964
220. Golf Shiyouyo 2 (Softmax) - 12,959

221. Nanatsu no Hikan: Senritsu no Bishou (Koei) - 12,859
222. Treasure Strike (KID) - 12,789
223. Tricolore Crise (Victor Interactive Software) - 12,464
224. Christmas Seaman (Sega) 11,983
225. Dance Dance Revolution: Club Version Dreamcast Edition (Konami) - 11,717
226. Aero Dancing F ~Todoroki Tsubasa no Hatsu Hikou~ (CRI) - 11,677
227. Advanced Daisenryaku 2001 (Sega) - 11,075
228. Dancing Blade II: Tears of Eden (Konami) - 10,948
229. es (TV??/Sega) - 10,928
230. Death Crimson 2 (Ecole) - 10,905

231. WWF Royal Rumble (Yuke's) - 10,618
232. Godzilla Generations: Maximum Impact (Sega) - 10,581
233. Nippon Pro Mahjong Renmei Kounin: Tetsuman Menkyo Minnaten (Naxat) - 10,537
234. Super Producers (Hudson) - 10,440
235. Ganbare Nippon! Olympic 2000 (Konami) - 10,427
236. Totsugeki! Teketeke!! Toy Ranger ((Toy Commander)) (Sega) - 10,098
237. World Neverland 2 Plus (River Hill Soft) - 10,039
238. World Series Baseball 2K1 (Sega) - 9,853
239. Red Line Racer (Imagineer) - 9,757
240. Densha de Go! 2: ???3000?? (Taito) - 9,737

241. Harusame Youbi (NEC Interchannel) - 9,477
242. Netto Golf (Sega) - 9,411
243. Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh (ESP/Treasure) - 9,402 :)
244. Boku Doraemon (Sega Toys) - 9,313
245. Canaria ~Kono Omoi o Uta ni Nosete~ (NEC Interchannel) - 9,147
246. L.O.L. ~Lack of Love~ (ASCII) - 9,017
247. Golf Shiyouyo Kouryaku Pack (SoftMax) - 8,965
248. Yume no Tsubasa: Fate of Heart (KID) - 8,917
249. Confidential Mission (Sega) - 8,838
250. Eldorado Gate Vol. 5 (Capcom) - 8,741

251. Sonic Shuffle (Sega) - 8,505
252. Outtrigger (Sega) - 8,474
253. Ouka Houshin (ESP/Media Works) - 8,193
254. Digital Keiba Shinbun My Trick Man (Shouei System) - 8,191
255. Sega Marina Fishing (Sega) - 8,180
256. Mars Matrix (Capcom) - 7,768
257. Morita no Saikyou Reversi (Random House) - 7,694
258. Twinkle Star Sprites (SNK) - 7,561
259. Lake Master Pro: Dreamcast Plus! (Dazz) - 7,466
260. Pro Mahjong Kiwame D Athena) - 7,418

261. Napple Tale: Arisa in Daydream (Sega) - 7,394
262. Aoi Hagane no Kihei: Space Griffon (Panther Software) - 7,136
263. Marionette Handler (Micronet) - 6,924
264. Dream Studio (Sega) - 6,566
265. Taisen Net Gimmick: Capcom & Psikyo All Stars (Capcom) - 6,542
266. Inoue Ryoko: Roommate (Datam Polystar) - 6,405
267. Web Mystery: Yochi Yume o Kenru Neko (Mebius/Sega) - 6,354
268. Miss Moonlight (Naxat) - 6,324
269. Seitai Heiki Expendable (Imagineer) - 6,223
270. Speed Devils (UBI Soft) - 5,978

271. Heavy Metal Geomatrix (Capcom) - 5,812
272. Sakura Taisen: Kinematron Hanagumi Mail (Sega) - 5,809
273. Shinseiki Evangelion: Typing E-Keikaku (GAINAX) - 5,767
274. Eldorado Gate Vol. 6 (Capcom) - 5,738
275. Neppachi III@VPACHI: CR do Konjou Gale 2 - CR do Konjou Gale H (Daiokoku) - 5,659
276. Angel Present (NEC Interchannel) - 5,644
277. Vigilante 8: 2nd Battle (Syscom) - 5,485
278. Cool Cool Toon (SNK) - 5,458
279. Puzzle Bobble 4 (Cyberfront) - 5,436
280. Gaia Master Kessen!: Seikiou Densetsu (Capcom) - 5,394

281. San Goku Shi VI with Power-Up Kit (Koei) - 5,363
282. De La Jet Set Radio (Sega) - 5,358
283. Morita no Saikyou Reversi (Random House) - 5,288
284. F1 World Grand Prix 2 for Dreamcast (Video System) - 5,184
285. Yume Uma Ken '99 Internet (Shangrila) - 5,069
286. Jet Coaster Dream (Binbou Soft) - 5,051
287. Akihabara Dennou Kumi Peta Pies! (Sega) - 4,968
288. Blue Submarine No. 6 (Sega) - 4,896
289. Animastar (Aki) - 4,871
290. Doguu Senki: Haou (Vistor Interactive Software) - 4,737

291. Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou!@VPACHI Kingdom (MaBet) - 4,659
292. Aero Dancing i: Jikai Sakuma de Machite Masen (CRI) - 4,405
293. Fish Eyes | Wild (Victor Interactive Software) - 4,405
294. Street Fighter IIX for Matching Service (Capcom) - 4,379
295. Sports Jam (Seg) - 4,363
296. NFL 2K1 (Sega) - 4,326
297. Prismaticallization (Arc System Works) - 4,206
298. Rainbow Cotton (Success) - 4,182
299. Shanghai Dynasty (Success) - 4,093
300. Pocke-Kano ~Yumi - Shuzika - Fumio~ (Datma Polystar) - 4,073

301. Street Fighter Zero 3: Saikyooryuu Doujou: for Matching Service (Capcom) - 3,904
302. Fragrance Tale (Takuyo) - 3,893
303. Chou-Hatsumei Boy Kanipan: Bousou Robot no Nazo!? (Sega) - 3,824
304. Sengoku Turb: Fan I ♥ me Dunce-doublentendre (NEC Home Electronics) - 3,691
305. Dejiko no Maibura (isao) - 3,632
306. Hello Kitty no Lovely Fruit Park (Sega) - 3,430
307. Get Bass 2 (Sega) - 3,378
308. Super Magnetic NiuNiu (Genki) - 3,160
309. US Shenmue (Sega) - 2,817
310. Gakkyuou Yamazaki: Yamazaki Oukoku Oofun Araso (Sega) - 2,681

311. Super Runabout: San Francisco Edition (Climax) - 2,634
312. Rayman (Ubi Soft) - 2,415
313. CR Hissatsu Konjin Pachitte Chonmage @ VPACHI (Hack Berry) - 2,364
314. Netto de Tennis (Capcom) - 2,348
315. Jojo no Kimyouna Bouken: Miraihe no Isan for Matching Service (Capcom) - 2,186
316. Hello Kitty no Magical Block (Sega) - 2,126
317. Neppachi VI@VPACHI (Daikoku) - 2,100
318. Communication Logic Battle Daisessen (Fortyfive) - 2,073
319. Super Puzzle Fighter II X for matching Service (Capcom) - 1,958
320. Neppachi IV@VPACHI ~CR Aa! Hana no Ouendan 3~ (Daikoku) - 1,990

321. Power Jet Racing 2001 (CRI) - 1,857
322. Tokyo Bus Guide (Fortyfive) - 1,806
323. Bounty Hunter Sarah: Holy Mountain no Teiou (Capcom) - 1,782
324. 世界不思議発見!トロイア (TBS) - 1,724
325. Princess Maker Collection (1&2) (GAINAX) - 1,707
326. Jaaman (Visit) - 1,654
327. Charge'n Blast (Sims) - 1,585
328. Net@Versus Mahjong (Atmark) - 1,569
329. Hello Kitty no Onnaru Mail (Sega) - 1,480
330. Get!! Colonies (Sega) - 1,439

331. Marionette Handler 2 (Micronet) - 1,418
332. Sakura Momoko Gekijou: Kojikoji (Marvelous) - 1,319
334. Neppachi V@VPACHI: CR Monster House (Daikoku) - 1,235
335. Himitsu: Tadagaita Natsu (Star Fish) - 1,174
336. Choukousenki Kikaioh for Matching Service (Capcom) - 1,151
337. Eisei Meijin III: Game Creator Yoshimura Nobuhiro no Zunou (Konami) - 1,148
338. Shin Honkaku Hanafuda (Altron) - 1,147
339. Death Crimson OX (Ecole Software) - 1,038
340. Neo Golden Logres (Success) - 969

341. Cleopatra Fortune (Altron) - 966
342. Jet Coaster Dream 2 (Bimboosoft) - 947
343. Nippon Pro Mahjong Renmei Dankurai Nintei: Heisei Mahjong-Shou (Micronet) - 926
344. Zusar Vasar (Real Vision) - 917
345. Bass Rush Dream (Visco) - 906
346. BikkuriMan 2000 Viva! Festival! (Sega) - 856
347. Sydney 2000 (Capcom) - 832
348. Kiteretsu Shounen's Gangagan (Sega) - 829
349. Plus Plum (Takuyo) - 777
350. Atsumare! GuruGuru Onsen BB (Sega) - 645

351. Netto DE Para (Takuyo) - 586
352. Tanaka Torahiko no Uru Toraryuu Shogi (Arc System Works) - 586
353. Net@Versus Shogi (Atmark) - 582
354. The Shinri Game Visit) - 529
355. Kitaihei Gold (Net Village) - 512
356. Rune Caster (?) - 469
357. Re-Volt (Taito/Acclaim) - 468
358. Pachi-Slot Teiou: Dream Slot ~Heiwa SP~ (Media Entertainment) - 457
359. Hello Kitty no Waku Waku Cookies (Sega) - 443
360. Golem no Maigo (Caramel Pot) - 438

361. Shinseiki Evangelion: Typing Hokan Keikaku (GAINAX) - 425
362. Battle Beaster (Studio Wonder Effect) - 421
363. Net@Versus Reversi (Atmark) - 267
364. Net@Versus Hanafuda (Atmark) - 248
365. Net@Versus Renju Gomoku Narabe (Atmark) - 245
366. Net@Versus Igo (Atmark) - 225
367. Net@Versus Chess (Atmark) - 107
368. Spirit of Speed 1937 (Acclaim Japan/Taito) - 87

Comments

  1. Really!? With CvS2... in small numbers? Isn't it a fairly common game amoung japanese game stores? Its sure an accessible import out here in the states thats for sure, so the numbers for it can't be THAT meager. I'm actually super curious now how many units were sold.

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    1. Yeah, I am interested too. However, I think what you are confusing these days is how many games actually were sold off the shelf at the time and how many have been since sold from storage and probably never registered on Sega's sales. I imagine it was probably somewhere around between 5 - 10,000 units but we will never know for sure.

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  2. Huh!? How is it that CvS Pro sold a good amount more than its predecessor CvS1? How does than even make sense? It was barely a worthwhile update but suppose that's beside ghe point. Any idea if Pro was sold at a budget pricepoint from day of release? That's about the only explaination I can think of...

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    1. Yes, it is a curious one and one I am quite dubious about. CvS Pro was sold as a budget title but it is still hard to imagine it sold more. That being said, CvS1 was a mainstream flop in Japan, both in the arcades and at home and the fact that Pro was also sold by DreamcastDirect probably help them to keep track of sales.

      All in all though, I expect a few errors on this list but in general I think it gives a general view of how things panned out and the sheer apathy the Japanese public took towards the system beyond the initial launch.

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  3. If units were indeed sold from storage (which essentially amounts to "New Old Stock"), then that would mean that there would plenty of sealed units floating in circulation even today. I really don't know if that is the case in Japan but it never appeared to me that way...? I figured with the fact that the Dreamcast version was one of the few (if not only) games that was cross compatible with PS2 online matchmaking would have certainly helped its sales. But your estimated number of units sold feels relatively reasonable to believe.

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  4. I certainly remember around 2005 finding sealed copies of the game. Maybe a better signifier would be the amount of copies of the fighting fan data disc there are, as this was initially bundled with the game at retail launch.

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    1. Oh ok. Interesting. Wait, wasn't the Fan disc a preorder incentive for CvS2?

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    2. With respects to CvS1 being a mainstream flop in the arcade market, I got to thinking... was there actually any Naomi production from Capcom that was a success in Japan!? I honestly can't think of one. I find it rather daunting considering MvC2 and CvS2 were a major arcade hit for Capcom Coin-op USA out here.

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  5. Arcade-wise those games were successful but I think its difficult to compare the two markets as they are so different in terms of sales. In Japan, arcades depend on a small group of people constantly coming back, and I am sure this small demographic bought all of the Dreamcast conversions (being arcade perfect) but the mainstream, which is what counts on a home system, ignored them.

    The dire sales of the Dreamcast in general probably didn't help either.

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  6. These numbers need to be updated.

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