Switch’s best-selling games in Japan after five years, according to Famitsu

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The Nintendo Switch recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, and Japanese publication Famitsu took the opportunity to compile a list of the “top 35” best-selling games in the country since the console’s launch.

While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the world’s best seller, Animal Crossing: New Horizons took first place in Japan. Also placed in front of Mario Kart, is Super Smash Bros Ultimate in second place. Some of the Pokemon games also made it to the top, and further down the list is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Here’s the full list and sales to date, via Nintendo Everything:

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 7,183,333
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 4,764,379
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 4,429,626
4. Pokemon Sword/Shield – 4,309,812
5. Splatoon 2 – 4,031,223
6. Ring Shaped Adventure – 3,074,777
7. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 2,597,078
8.Minecraft-2,514,952
9. Pokemon Shiny Diamond / Shiny Pearl – 2,502,926
10. Rise of the Monster Hunter – 2,357,260
11. Super Mario Odyssey – 2,323,559
12. Super Mario Party – 2,060,160
13. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 1,955,649
14. Pokémon Legends: Arceus – 1,923,870
15. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee – 1,794,024
16. Super Mario Maker 2 – 1,197,024
17. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 1,158,604
18. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 1,018,313
19. Kirby Star Allies – 963,497
20. Clubhouse Games: 51 Global Classics – 927,244
21. Mario Party Superstars – 865,507
22. Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 829 847
23. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – 696,054
24. Peach Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version – 675,710
25. Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 614,770
26. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 614,454
27. Dragon Quest XI S – 561,482
28. Mario Tennis Ace – 499,331
29. Switch 1-2 – 488 309
30. ARMS – 466,695
31. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – 422,191
32. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch – 415,158
33. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – 387,707
34. Pokken DX Tournament – 355,713
35. Powerful eBaseball Pro Yakyuu 2020 – 342,187

Many of these games are still celebrated in Japan. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has new DLC coming later this month and the director of Smash Bros. Ultimate Masahiro Sakurai was recently recognized as the country’s most valuable creator at the 2021 Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards.

Does anything on this list surprise you? How many of the above games have you added to your own Switch collection so far? Tell us in the comments below.

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