If you’ve been paying attention to the look back of 2020, at this point it’s become pretty obvious that one title has seemed to stick out the most. While very few things really surprised at the top of the charts, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons went far and beyond. The franchise had always been a popular one, but New Horizons blasted off in a way few expected. Whether we’re talking about Europe or the US, the game has topped all the 2020 charts on a consistent basis. Now it seems the story is much the same in Nintendo’s homeland.
Nintendo released the top 30 downloaded Switch titles and, surprise, the top download was Animal Crossing: New Horizons. No numbers are given here, and it’s worth keeping in mind that Japan is still largely physical-driven, but it’s never bad to be number 1.
The rest of the list is largely unsurprising with the like of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Party, Minecraft, Among Us, etc. filling out the list. You may be a tad surprised to see Clubhouse Games so high, getting in at number 2, and then Human: Fall Flat really sticks out as somewhat random. The original Final Fantasy 7 also made it on near the end, just to show how much staying power it has had in over 20 years, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe just missed the top 10, though we do know it’s the best selling entry in the region. You can check out the full list below.
1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
3. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
4. Human: Fall Flat
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
6. Splatoon 2
7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
8. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
11. Pikmin 3 Deluxe
12. Overcooked 2
13. Among Us
14. Pokemon Sword
15. Together! The Battle Cats
16. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
17. Minecraft Dungeons
18. Ni no Kuni
19. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
20. NBA 2K20
21. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
22. eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020
23. Super Mario Party
25. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition
26. Paper Mario: The Origami King
27. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
28. Final Fantasy 7
29. Pokemon Shield
30. Fitness Boxing