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Famitsu Most Wanted

  1. Pokémon Sword/Shield (Switch) – 643
  2. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Switch) – 612
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) – 426
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 394
  5. Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – 297
  6. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) – 182
  7. Ushiro (Switch) – 178
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) – 170
  9. Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) – 161
  10. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Switch) – 148
  11. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch) – 122
  12. Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – below 106
  13. Monster Rancher (Switch) – below 106
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This Week’s Japanese Software Charts

  1. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (PS4) – 74,165
  2. eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (PS4) – 58,264
  3. Borderlands 3 (PS4) – 36,036
  4. DAEMON X MACHINA (Switch) – 28,149
  5. Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) – 14,512
  6. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Collector’s Package (PS4) – 11,042
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) – 10,298
  8. Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Switch) – 8,884
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 8,568
  10. Minecraft (Switch) – 8,051
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Famitsu Most Wanted

  1. Pokémon Sword/Shield (Switch) – 712
  2. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Switch) – 693
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) – 474
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 464
  5. Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – 304
  6. Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) – 258
  7. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch) – 214
  8. Ushiro (Switch) – 182
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch) – 175
  10. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Switch) – 146
  11. Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – 135
  12. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch) – 118
  13. DAEMON X MACHINA (Switch) – below 101
  14. Monster Rancher (Switch) – below 101
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

1st reviewer: The diorama-styled graphics and the comical movements match well with the world setting unique to this game, which also has appearances of many guests from other titles. There are few explanations and hints; if you have grown familiar with very polite games(*) of recent times, some of the puzzles may be difficult to understand. However, the “fun of getting through things” such as defeating strong enemies or using items in your possession to solve puzzles is that of a Zelda game after all. In the “Panel Dungeon” you can not only pick up on themes but also freely create your own, which is good. 9

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Sakurai Is Only Working on Smash

Masahiro Sakurai’s 587th column in this week’s issue (No.1606) of Weekly Famitsu magazine sees the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director talk the Banjo-Kazooie DLC and more. Nintendo decide the line-up but Sakurai has the final say over whether the character will work. Sakurai wants to put all his efforts into Smash Bros. and is not working on another game. Sakurai does say that he is enjoying his work. More details are found at this thread. Translation thanks to PushDustIn.

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This Week’s Japanese Software Charts

  1. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (PS4) – 206,156
  2. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Collector’s Package (PS4) – 44,160
  3. Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) – 18,296
  4. NBA 2K20 (PS4) – 13,461
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) – 10,611
  6. ASTRAL CHAIN (Switch) – 9,129
  7. Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Switch) – 9,018
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 8,850
  9. Minecraft (Switch) – 8,221
  10. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) – 6,255
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