After we reported on the top games of 2012, top UK games of 2012 and other lists which grabbed sales figures from all corners of the globe we thought we had finished with any “Top Game” list until 2014 at the earliest.

However. Recently published were the top thirty titles of Japan and we found that some of the top games were quite surprising, especially as many of them were released quite late into the year.

So with a drum roll please… here are the top thirty games in Japan 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

Any games surprise you which were featured on this list? Or maybe you expected one title to appear and are shocked by its tardiness? Let us know in the comments below!

[Source: Siliconera & 4Gamer via Joystiq]