Nintendo eShop Bestsellers List For 2018 in Japan Topped By Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Meanwhile, Stardew Valley and Hollow Knight manage to chart in the top five of the digital-only list.

Posted By | On 18th, Jan. 2019

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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

  1. Human: Fall Flat 
  2. Stardew Valley
  3. Puyo Puyo eSports
  4. Overcooked! Special Edition 
  5. Hollow Knight 
  6. Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou
  7. Arcade Archives VS. Super Mario Bros.
  8. Dragon Quest X All-In-One Package
  9. Minna de Kuuki Yomi
  10. Wizard of Legend 
  11. Dead Cells
  12. ICEY 
  13. Resident Evil Revelations 2 
  14. Snipperclips: Cut it out, together 
  15. Mom Hid My Game! 
  16. Golf Story 
  17. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst HD 
  18. Detention 
  19. Senran Kagura Reflexions 
  20. Gorogoa
  21. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 
  22. Ultimate Chicken Horse 
  23. Guns, Gore & Cannoli 
  24. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 
  25. Nine Parchments 
  26. EARTH WARS
  27. Valkyria Chronicles 
  28. The Escapists 2 
  29. Ikaruga 
  30. Voxel Shot 

Retail Releases – Digital Sales Top 30

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Overcooked! 2
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Super Mario Party
  6. Octopath Traveler
  7. Kirby Star Allies
  8. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  9. Minecraft
  10. Mario Tennis Aces
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  12. Undertale
  13. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  14. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  15. Super Mario Odyssey
  16. FIFA 18
  17. 1-2-Switch
  18. Bayonetta
  19. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
  20. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  21. Dragon Quest Builders 2
  22. Dragon Quest Builders
  23. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  24. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
  25. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  26. Super Bomberman R
  27. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  28. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle
  29. DEEMO
  30. ARMS

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