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Japan: Video game software sales for 2018

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Wondering which games resonated most with Japanese video game enthusiasts in 2018? Well, the top ten games of last year have been published online and they make for interesting reading. Nine of the top ten best-selling video games of 2018 were on the Nintendo Switch platform. This shouldn’t come as much surprise to those of you who view the Famitsu sales charts published on a Wednesday. Here’s the best-sellers:

  1. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 2.355.186 / NEW (1.220.535 <68,52%>)
  2. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 2.029.941 / NEW (1.245.169 <92,07%>)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 1.074.917 / 2.839.787 (-39%) (648.085 <65,10%>)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 867.349 / 2.000.142 (-23%) (284.823 <73,66%>)
  5. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 841.037 / NEW (142.868 <55,95%>)
  6.  [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 747.077 / NEW (364.105 <62,96%>)
  7. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 702.874 / NEW (222.031 <63,47%>)
  8. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 584.210 / NEW (297.135 <51,80%>)
  9. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 517.447 / 1.914.779 (-63%) (462.038 <82,64%>)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 506.909 / NEW (61.764 <39,31%>)

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