To celebrate the Switch’s second anniversary, Japanese outlet Famitsu revealed (via Game Data Library on Twitter) the list of the top selling games on the system in Japan so far. By and large, the actual constituents of the list are not going to be a surprise to anyone—however, the exact order might end up interesting some of you.
For instance, the highest selling Switch game in Japan is Splatoon 2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which launched in December last year, has actually almost caught up, and is about 95,000 units away from being the highest selling Switch game instead, but for now, Splatoon reigns at the top. Other than that, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey follow, with Pokemon Let’s Go rounding out the top five, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild topping the next set of five.
You can see the full list below. You will be heartened to see that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has managed the top 20 (if barely).
- Splatoon 2 – 2,980,986
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 2,885,281
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 2,185,049
- Super Mario Odyssey – 1,940,587
- Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Let’s Go, Eevee! – 1,425,935
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 1,244,404
- Super Mario Party – 950,068
- Kirby Star Allies – 695,303
- Minecraft – 651,275
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 465,742
- 1-2-Switch – 449,437
- Arms – 425,881
- Mario Tennis Aces – 400,018
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – 306,250
- Pokken Tournament DX – 301,429
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – 254,017
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 – 249,889
- Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 1 – 240,926
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 227,296
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 221,234
The 2nd anniversary of the Nintendo Switch launch was a few days ago, due to the occasion Famitsu released the data for the 20 best selling retail games on the system.
It wasn't posted on their site for who knows what reason though. pic.twitter.com/ak2IFmNgAY
— Game Data Library (@GameDataLibrary) March 8, 2019