Note: This list is still incomplete. You know a game and it's not there? Feel free to expand it.

This is a comprehensive index of japanese role-playing video games, sorted chronologically by year. Information regarding date of release, developer, publisher, operating system, sub-genre and notability is provided where available. To keep order, the games are sorted by their official english translated titles if available, unless it causes confusions such as game series. (e.g. Dragon Warrior III will be found as Dragon Quest III.) The table can be sorted by clicking on the small triangles next to the column headings. All sub-genres and spin-off are listed, to see a more specific list, see:

  • List of action role-playing games
  • List of tactical/strategic role-playing games
  • List of turn-based role-playing games
  • List of MMORPGs

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3DS Nintendo 3DS
Arcade Arcade games
DC Dreamcast
DROID Android
DS Nintendo DS
eShop Nintendo eShop
FM7 FM-7
FMT FM Towns
GB Game Boy
GBA Game Boy Advance
GBC Game Boy Color
GCN Nintendo GameCube
GEN Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
iPad iPad
iPhone iPhone
iPod iPod
LIN Linux
MAC Macintosh / Mac OS
MOBI Mobile phone
N64 Nintendo 64
NES Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom
NN Nintendo Network
PC60 NEC PC-6001
PC88 NEC PC-8801
PC98 NEC PC-9801
PCD TurboGrafx-CD/PC Engine CD
PCE TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PS4 Playstation 4
PSN PlayStation Network
PSP PlayStation Portable
SAT Sega Saturn
SCD Sega Mega-CD
SGG Sega Game Gear
SMS Sega Master System
SNES Super NES / Super Famicom
VC Virtual Console (Wii)
VITA PlayStation Vita
X1 Sharp X1
X68K Sharp X68000
Wii Wii
WiiU Wii U
WIN Microsoft Windows
WMO Windows Mobile
WS WonderSwan
WSC WonderSwan Color
X360 Xbox 360
XBLA Xbox Live Arcade
XOne Xbox One
Types of releases
Rerel The game was re-released on the same platform with no or only minor changes.
Port The game first appeared on a platform and was later ported to another. The game is like the original, with few or no differences.
(e.g Final Fantasy XIII got recently a port from PS3 and Xbox360 to Microsoft Windows)
Remake The game is an enhanced remake of an original, released on the same or different platform, with changes to graphics, sound and/or gameplay.
Compl A compilation, anthology or collection of several titles, usually (but not always) belonging to the same series.
Limit A special release (often called "Limited" or "Collector's Edition") with bonus collector's material for a certain time period. Often provided to people who pre-order a game.

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