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Japan: Famitsu reveals the top ten Nintendo Switch games since launch

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Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu has been celebrating the Nintendo Switch’s fifth anniversary in its latest issue and has revealed the best-selling software in Japan since the March 2017 launch. The best-selling Nintendo Switch game so far is Animal Crossing: New Horizon which was not only a great game, but something fun to play during the COVID-19 pandemic when countries where in their respective lockdowns. The second best-selling Nintendo Switch game is Super Smash Bros Ultimate which creator, Masahiro Sakurai, won a special award yesterday for Most Valuable Creator. Here’s the top ten best-selling Switch games since March 20217.

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 7,183,333
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4,764,379
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 4,429,626
  4. Pokemon Sword / Shield – 4,309,812
  5. Splatoon 2 – 4,031,223
  6. Ring Fit Adventure – 3,074,777
  7. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 2,597,078
  8. Minecraft – 2,514,952
  9. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 2,502,926
  10. Monster Hunter Rise – 2,357,260


Thanks to Greatsong1 for the news tip!

5 thoughts on “Japan: Famitsu reveals the top ten Nintendo Switch games since launch”

  1. First time I see a list that features smash sales more than Mario Kart. I also expected MonHon Rise to be higher since the japs eat it. Perhaps after Sunbreak is released come summer

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