The top 30 games of 2012 in Japan

Japan's list of best-selling games in 2012 is full of national pride, including titles from Capcom, Nintendo, Namco Bandai, Square Enix and Sega, among a few other Japan-based publishers. The top game of 2012 in Japan is Pokemon Black and White 2 for Nintendo DS, which we found to feature a "world that feels larger and more interesting than ever."

Black and White 2 is followed by Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS, New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D for 3DS and, breaking the pattern in more than one way, Resident Evil 6 for PS3. Check out the entire lineup below, as compiled by Siliconera from data on 4Gamer.

01. Pokémon Black/White 2 / 2,919,977 / DS / Pokémon Co.
02. Animal Crossing: New Leaf / 1,969,955 / 3DS / Nintendo
03. New Super Mario Bros. 2 / 1,743,791 / 3DS / Nintendo
04. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D / 919,870 / 3DS / Square Enix
05. Resident Evil 6 / 833,012 / PS3 / Capcom
06. One Piece: Pirate Warriors / 828,150 / PS3 / Namco Bandai
07. Mario Kart 7 / 748,797 / 3DS / Nintendo
08. Super Mario 3D Land / 689,374 /3DS / Nintendo
09. Mario Party 9 / 641,348 / Wii / Nintendo
10. Dragon Quest X / 609,783 / Wii / Square Enix
11. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate / 602,058 /3DS / Capcom
12. Yakuza 5 / 518,224 / PS3 / Sega
13. Dragon's Dogma / 467,375 / PS3 / Capcom
14. Fire Emblem: Awakening / 455,268 / 3DS / Nintendo
15. Tales of Xillia 2 / 428,913 / PS3 / Namco Bandai
16. Paper Mario: Sticker Star / 402,133 / 3DS / Nintendo
17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 / 399,340 / PS3 / Konami
18. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates of Infinity / 373,699 / 3DS / Pokémon Co.
19. New Super Mario Bros. U / 369,392 / WiiU / Nintendo
20. Wii Sports Resort (w/ MotionPlus pack-in) / 358,627 / Wii / Nintendo
21. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z / 344,018 / PSP / Namco Bandai
22. Pokémon Conquest / 341,250 / DS / Pokémon Co.
23. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb / 340,533 / 3DS / Namco Bandai
24. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City / 338,889 / PS3 / Capcom
25. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance / 338,812 / 3DS / Square Enix
26. Run for Money Tousouchuu / 337,472 / 3DS / Namco Bandai
27. Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition / 321,959 / Wii / Namco Bandai
28. Kid Icarus: Uprising / 316,133 /3DS / Nintendo
29. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei / 314,016 / 3DS / Level 5
30. Resident Evil: Revelations / 296,040 / 3DS / Capcom

This article was originally published on Joystiq.