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Japan: 11 Of The Top 20 Best-Selling Games So Far This Year Are Nintendo Titles

Nintendo continues to see massive success in Japan. Today saw the release of Japan’s Top 20 best-selling games so far this year. Out of these 20 titles, 11 were games that Nintendo published. One of them is Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on the 3DS, charting at #7. The rest of the Nintendo titles that charted are Switch games, with one of them being the Labo. At the moment, the Nintendo title that has charted the highest is Splatoon 2. In fact, in the Top 5 alone, the only position that doesn’t have a Nintendo game is #1. Here are the charts:

1 Monster Hunter: World 1.949.592 1.949.592 Capcom
2 Splatoon 2 631.298 2.383.394 Nintendo
3 Kirby Star Allies 536.881 536.881 Nintendo
4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 450.206 1.553.950 Nintendo
5 Super Mario Odyssey 389.680 1.713.960 Nintendo
6 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 292.459 980.503 Nintendo
7 Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 240.135 2.243.742 Pokémon Co.
8 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 217.178 217.178 Konami
9 Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle 200.131 200.131 Nintendo
10 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 179.179 179.179 Nintendo
11 Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit 174.792 174.792 Nintendo
12 Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise 174.744 174.744 SEGA
13 Dynasty Warriors 9 171.195 171.195 Koei Tecmo
14 Mario Party: The Top 100 153.015 199.203 Nintendo
15 Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT 150.250 150.250 Square Enix
16 Far Cry 5 144.455 144.455 Ubisoft
17 Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet 126.585 126.585 Bandai Namco
18 Mario Tennis Aces 122.070 122.070 Nintendo
19 Dark Souls Remastered 112.974 112.974 From Software
20 Super Robot Wars X 107.866 107.866 Bandai Namco




  1. Yeah it’s also gonna be the last year since it’s just the after sales of 2017 games and since 2018 had no games on the Switch you can also play on iOS or stream years ago, it’s gonna be a dry year in sale numbers next year charts


  2. This is in Japan though. They’re notorious for only buying their games and products. The only non-Japanese game I see on there is Far Cry 5. I’d say Japanese sales are by far the worst stats to look at if you want the big picture of how sales are doing worldwide.


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