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Nintendo of Japan Reveals Their Best Selling Games on the eShop for 2021

Nintendo of Japan Reveals Their Best Selling Games on the eShop for 2021

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As 2021 is nearing its end, Nintendo of Japan has revealed the Top 30 best selling games on the Japanese Switch eShop for the year. Some expected games top the list, but there are some surprises throughout, like how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still in the Top 30 best selling games for the years, despite the fact that it was a launch title for the Nintendo Switch. (NOTE: These sales are between January 1st, 2021 until December 26th, 2021 only)

Check out the full list for more:

  1. Monster Hunter Rise
  2. Among Us
  3. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
  4. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
  5. Pokemon Shining Pearl
  6. Human: Fall Flat
  7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Minecraft
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  11. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
  12. Mario Party Superstars
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  15. Overcooked! 2
  16. New Pokemon Snap
  17. Splatoon 2
  18. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  19. Together! The Battle Cats
  20. Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
  21. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town
  22. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  23. Dragon Quest XI S
  24. Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation
  25. Pokemon Sword
  26. Game Builder Garage
  27. Super Mario Party
  28. Metroid Dread
  29. Undertale
  30. Miitopia

One interesting note is that Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are #3 and #5 respectively, which means combined digital sales would possibly put it at #1, and that is especially interesting considering that it is one of the newer releases on this list.

As expected, though, Monster Hunter Rise leads the pack, as the franchise is one of Japan’s consistent best-sellers. Personally, I am just glad that Metroid Dread made the list at all, which is a huge achievement in Japan, as it is not normally as popular a franchise as it is in the west.

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