In case there was any doubt whatsoever about how well Smash might be doing in Japan (though given its crazy sales performance in the country at retail, there really shouldn’t have been), the new lists shared by Nintendo for the bestsellers on the Nintendo eShop in 2018 in Japan via the News app on the Switch should allay it. On the list for the digital performance of retail only games, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is far and away the bestseller, coming in ahead of every other game.
Interestingly enough, Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! don’t seem to have done as well—yes, their sales are split across two SKUs, which lowers their potential ranking a bit, but even accounting for that, only one of them appears in the top 10.
Nintendo has also shared a second list comprised of digital-only games. This one sees Human: Fall Flat and Stardew Valley topping charts, with Hollow Knight rounding out the top five, demonstrating that good taste is universal.
You can check out both lists for yourself below.
Download-Only Software – Top 30
- Human: Fall Flat
- Stardew Valley
- Puyo Puyo eSports
- Overcooked! Special Edition
- Hollow Knight
- Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou
- Arcade Archives VS. Super Mario Bros.
- Dragon Quest X All-In-One Package
- Minna de Kuuki Yomi
- Wizard of Legend
- Dead Cells
- Resident Evil Revelations 2
- Snipperclips: Cut it out, together
- Mom Hid My Game!
- Golf Story
- NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst HD
- Senran Kagura Reflexions
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
- Ultimate Chicken Horse
- Guns, Gore & Cannoli
- Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
- Nine Parchments
- EARTH WARS
- Valkyria Chronicles
- The Escapists 2
- Voxel Shot
Retail Releases – Digital Sales Top 30
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Overcooked! 2
- Splatoon 2
- Super Mario Party
- Octopath Traveler
- Kirby Star Allies
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
- Mario Tennis Aces
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
- Super Mario Odyssey
- FIFA 18
- Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Dragon Quest Builders 2
- Dragon Quest Builders
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- Super Bomberman R
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle
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