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Nintendo Dominates Japan Software Sales

Completely overtakes the Top 30!

The Nintendo Switch has been doing amazing and now completely dominates the entire top 30 of physical games sold in Japan. The last time they did that was in 1988 with the Famicom!


Here’s the complete list of software sales (followed by lifetime sales):

  1. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 14,912 (2,102,413)
  2. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo, 07/16/21) – 13,873 (234,224)
  3. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi (Neos, 07/15/21) – 13,798 (156,274)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,615 (3,958,065)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,282 (2,734,231)
  6. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 10,927 (230,976)
  7. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Capcom, 07/09/21) – 10,135 (205,463)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 8,978 (4,367,573)
  9. [NSW] eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam (Konami, 07/08/21) – 8,950 (159,492)
  10. [NSW] Game Builder Garage (Nintendo, 06/11/21) – 8,925 (200,100)
  11. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 8,248 (836,565)
  12. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 6,780 (1,952,132)
  13. [NSW] Miitopia (Nintendo, 05/21/21) – 6,536 (217,957)
  14. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 6,529 (6,844,545)
  15. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush (Nintendo, 06/25/21) – 6,057 (161,785)
  16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 5,077 (762,996)
  17. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 4,974 (4,099,325)
  18. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 4,748 (2,303,192)
  19. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Sega, 11/01/19) – 4,639 (397,154)
  20. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 4,460 (3,915,901)
  21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,210 (1,852,012)
  22. [NSW] The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Capcom, 07/29/21) – 3,737 (18,197)
  23. [NSW] NEO: The World Ends With You (Square Enix, 07/27/21) – 3,229 (22,028)
  24. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (Clouded Leopard Entertainment, 08/05/21) – 2,853 (New)
  25. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap (The Pokemon Company, 04/30/21) – 2,756 (265,980)
  26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 2,620 (613,725)
  27. [NSW] Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 2,577 (604,827)
  28. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan, 06/25/20) – 2,447 (168,897)
  29. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition (New Price Version) (Square Enix, 12/04/20) – 2,274 (122,574)
  30. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 2,256 (1,116,046)

Source: Gematsu, Nintendo Life

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