The Best-Selling Japanese Switch Games

The top 30 best-selling retail Nintendo Switch games in Japan since its release on March 3, 2017 have been revealed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine (Issue No.1631). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is number one and also sold the most in 2018 (2,360,655), Pokémon Sword & Shield is second and also sold the most in 2019 (2,989,134), and Splatoon 2 is third and also sold the most in 2017 (1,752,096). There are nine million plus sellers, including five at two million plus, and three of those at three million plus. Order physical copies of the magazine here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20! Check out the full top 30 below…

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) – 3,552,657
  2. Pokémon Sword & Shield (Pokémon) – 3,402,851
  3. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) – 3,311,748
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 2,765,403
  5. Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) – 2,068,664
  6. Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee (Pokémon) – 1,699,251
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 1,516,472
  8. Super Mario Party (Nintendo) – 1,336,277
  9. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan) – 1,252,623
  10. Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) – 851,758
  11. Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) – 798,731
  12. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) – 777,812
  13. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) – 675,906
  14. Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) – 594,697
  15. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Square-Enix) – 485,392
  16. 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) 470,864
  17. Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) 449,086
  18. ARMS (Nintendo) 447,266
  19. Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! (Bandai Namco Entertainment) – 443.205
  20. Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Entertainment) – 389,530
  21. Pokkén Tournament DX (Pokémon) – 328,108
  22. Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square-Enix) – 295,237
  23. Yo-kai Watch 4 (Level-5) – 294,682
  24. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) – 287,216
  25. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Sega Games) – 268,217
  26. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) – 263,917
  27. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) – 260,267
  28. Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) – 254,373
  29. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) – 243,469
  30. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) – 242,566
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