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Nintendo tops Japan's 2010 publisher list

Absolutely smashes the competition.

Nintendo has sold nearly three times as many games as its nearest competitor in Japan this year.

A Japanese sales tracking blog, translated by 1Up, has published a list of Japan's most successful publishers of 2010 to date.

Nintendo comes in first with nearly 13 million games sold. There's then a huge drop-off to Square Enix in second place at 4.6 million sales. The full top 20 is listed below.

The DS still seems to be the country's platform of choice. 56 per cent of all Nintendo games sold were for the DS and 63 per cent of Square Enix's titles were for Nintendo's handheld

Nintendo's release slate this year has included the likes of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Pokémon Black/White, Wii Party and Kirby's Epic Yarn, with evergreen favourites like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports Resort and Mario Kart continuing to hang around the upper reaches of the charts.

  • Nintendo, 12.9 million games sold
  • Square Enix, 4.6 million
  • Namco Bandai, 3.9 million
  • Konami, 3.2 million
  • Capcom, 2.8 million
  • Sega, 2.1 million
  • Level Five, 1.1 million
  • Koei Tecmo, 918,000
  • Sony, 895,000
  • Marvelous Entertainment, 358,000
  • Spike, 308,000
  • Hudson, 287,000
  • Take Two Interactive, 278,000
  • EA, 220,000
  • Atlus, 206,000
  • Idea Factory, 200,000
  • Nihon Falcom, 172,000
  • D3 Publisher, 160,000
  • Microsoft, 130,000
  • Arc System Works, 115,000

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